May 22nd, 2013
A wide range of drugs — including antidepressants, antihistamines and medications to treat high blood pressure, pain and prostate cancer — can cause erectile dysfunction by interfering with nerve impulses or blood flow to the penis. Tranquilizers and sleeping aids also may pose a problem.
Chronic use of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs often causes erectile dysfunction and decreased sexual drive. Excessive tobacco use also can damage penile arteries. (See Dr Elist article published in Urology)
Stress, anxiety or depression and Psychological causes account for about 10 percent to 15 percent of erectile dysfunction cases.
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