Erectile dysfunction is a common problem affecting men over the age of 40, although men of all ages can suffer from it. However, this can vary from person to person. It is a distressing condition but with the right treatment you can overcome it and reach optimal sexual health.

While erectile dysfunction tends to develop with age, there is always an underlying physical condition. One of the reasons it is common in men over the age of 40 is because the likelihood of obesity, cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes increases.

Certain medications are occasionally linked to erectile dysfunction like for instance, anti-depressants, certain pain killers and diuretics. However, if you believe that this is the main cause for your condition, you need to consult the best andrologist in Dubai before going off any medicines.

Psychological and emotional factors can sometimes play a role in erectile dysfunction. There is a strong link between emotional health and ED. Sometimes one instance of erectile dysfunction can result in anxiety and stress that goes onto becoming self-sustaining. Aging too can cause lack of confidence in men which can worsen the condition.Erectile dysfunction can occur if nerve tissues or blood vessels get damaged. Peyronie’s Disease is a good example of this. This condition occurs when scar tissues form inside your penis that can cause a bend in the erection. If you suffer from this condition you are at risk for erectile dysfunction. You may also experience discomfort and pain during sexual intercourse.


Surgical procedures which can injure blood vessels and nerves can cause erectile dysfunction, because it is connected to your penis. There are a number of surgeries that are said to result in ED which include radiation therapy often used for prostate, colon and bladder cancer, prostectomies and cystectomies.

If you are wondering if erectile dysfunction is caused by either physical or psychological conditions, it is a mixture of both. A physical condition can trigger a psychological condition which can cause erectile dysfunction or make the condition worse. It is important to have the right information to treat your condition, and only an andrologist in Dubai will be able to give you advice regarding treatment options.