Conditions InDepth: Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)
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- Diabetes —can interfere with nerve signals
- Arteriosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries—can reduce blood flow
- Peripheral neuropathy , spinal cord injury, and surgery—can affect nerve function
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- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 03/2015 -
- Update Date: 03/15/2015 -
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