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Diet, Obesity & Diabetes & Erectile Dysfunction

Learn how diet, obesity, and diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction in this Howcast video.

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Though there are many different causes of erectile dysfunction, some of the most common causes that we see in this country we categorize, in a category called Organic Erectile Dysfunction.

This means erectile dysfunction that results due to medical conditions that may be affecting the patient. Some common medical conditions associated with erectile dysfunction include, obesity, high fat diet, high cholesterol, diabetes.

The reason, all of these conditions increase cholesterol levels in the body. This leads to deposition of cholesterol in arteries and blood vessels that may go to the penis, also can affect nerve impulses and nerve signals that go to the penis.

All of these conditions then can have a direct impact on a person's ability to have erections. And therefore there is a very common association between all of these medical conditions and erectile dysfunction.

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