Neurogenic Erectile Dysfunction Causes

by Nick Swanson

There are few issues as embarrassing or as problematic as erectile dysfunction. This issue can not only ruin a romantic encounter, but it can leave a man feeling ashamed, depressed, and trigger low self esteem and confidence. Even though it’s an issue that’s generally out of one’s control, the fact is that it’s still a problem that has a major impact on one’s life. Current estimates suggest that there are between 15 and 30 million incidents of ED today. There are numerous causes of erectile dysfunction, and Neurogenic Erectile Dysfunction is one of the most common.

Neurogenic Erectile Dysfunction Causes

In some cases, ED is triggered by psychological issues. Things like nervousness, guilt, fear, or stress could be enough to cause the issue. But those problems only account for around 10 to 20 percent of cases of ED. Almost 70 percent of cases are caused by what is known as Neurogenic Erectile Dysfunction.

This problem is essentially a form of ED that is caused by damage or disease to the nerves connecting to the penis. Some definitions include damage to tissues, vessels, and the other structures of the penis but in most cases it is the nerve damage that leads to the problem. Achieving an erection is actually a much more complex bodily process than most realize, and it involves a series of nerve impulses that must travel from the brain throughout the nerves and then trigger the appropriate action in muscles and tissues. When injury or disease restricts these neurological transmissions, the result could be ED.

While injuries from accidents can cause this nerve damage to occur, it’s generally more likely that it is caused by disease. Some of the most common problems that can lead to Neurogenic Erectile Dysfunction include:

  • Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Alcoholism
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • And More

Other vascular and neurological diseases could cause the problem, and even smoking could cause this form of ED. In other instances surgery, in particular bladder or prostate surgery, could cause damage to the nerves associated with ED. And some patients experience problems with erections brought on by certain medications.

There’s no question that erectile dysfunction can be embarrassing. But the fact is that in most cases there are problems beyond your control at work. Identifying the issues triggering your ED could lead to relief from this issue, and today there are plenty of different treatment options available for one to pursue in order to overcome their ED and get back to their old self.