Causes Of ED

Stress Induced ED

Stress Induced ED: What Happens The Male Body?

Erectile dysfunction or ED happens when a man has difficulty getting or maintaining an erection. This can be caused by several physical, emotional, or psychological factors. For instance, stress is a psychological cause of ED. Stress induced erectile dysfunction interrupts the signals between the body and the brain, leading to a lack of an erection.

Men that suffer from ED caused by stress may also experience a low sex drive, making it difficult to get sexually aroused. And, should they get an erection, it doesn't last.

How To Treat Your ED
Stress Induced ED


In order to treat this condition, it's important to understand what causes it. There's a wide range of reasons you may be experiencing stress. Perhaps you're going through relationship issues, just lost your job, or are experiencing grief.

Once these stressful periods have passed, the stress induced erectile dysfunction you're experiencing should also pass. It's encouraged to speak with a counselor or therapist that can help navigate the emotions you're going through. 

Positive lifestyle changes, like exercising regularly, eating healthy, and losing weight, can boost sexual performance. These activities enhance blood circulation, which improves the duration and strength of erections.


If the symptoms of ED persist after you've found a way to deal with the stress, there are some medications you can try. These may include Cialis (tadalafil), Viagra (sildenafil), ED tablet, or Levitra (vardenafil).

Understand that these drugs are a temporary solution to ED and should be taken before sex. Always speak to your healthcare professional if you are concerned with taking ED supplements.


Stress induced erectile dysfunction often leads to more psychological strain. Men are worried about their sexual performance and pleasing their partner. However, there are ways to treat this condition like understanding what's causing it and taking the appropriate measures to eliminate the triggers. Being able to manage this stress will improve sexual function and performance.

View this study by PubMed on the link between stress and ED.

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