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The Emotional Side of ED

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Many factors can cause erectile dysfunction, but more often than not it is caused by emotional factors. The emotional side of ED is not spoken about often as many men feel that they cannot show emotion.

You are not alone.

At Moorgate Andrology we have seen hundreds of men suffering from the emotional side of ED. This can become a downward self-reinforcing spiral where negative emotion and depression cause the erectile dysfunction to worsen.

It is OK to speak to your Doctor about erection problems. They will be able to guide you towards a solution. If the problem is emotional and not physical, then your Doctor will most likely recommend speaking with a counsellor to treat the underlying psychological cause of ED.


The emotional causes of ED can be anything from past trauma to comments or remarks from your partner, even in jest. Regaining confidence can help to treat your erectile dysfunction, and if your ED is a physical problem, then there are many surgical and non-surgical procedures to help you.


Of course for some men, ED is caused by an underlying physical problem. In these cases, the emotional side effects of erectile dysfunction can be devastating in men and make the problem worse.


Erectile dysfunction has been known to cause anxiety, stress, depression, fear and relationship problems. It is important to stick by your partner if he has erectile dysfunction as they are likely to experience periods of low self-esteem.

Psychological issues have a real physical effect on both men and women. Anxiety, in particular, can cause increased heart rates, blood pressure problems, fatigue and stress which in turn could affect sexual performance. Anxiety is known to be one of the most common psychological causes of ED.


Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you have any erectile dysfunction queries.

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