Recently, some news reported that, prostatitis medication can lead to erectile dysfunction (ED), seriously affecting married life. Misled by this, when men suffer from prostatitis, they may worry about getting ED caused by prostatitis. So, some men question that whether prostatitis can cause erectile dysfunction. Here, the herbalist Dr. Lee, from Wuhan Dr. Lee’s TCM clinic, will answer it for men.

Dr. Lee says: “to know the question clearly, men had better understand what is prostatitis and erectile dysfunction first.” Prostatitis refers to the inflammation of the prostate. And its common clinical types are acute and chronic prostatitis. Erectile Dysfunction can be defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual activity.
Generally speaking, it is believed that some diseases like hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, trauma, injuries to the pelvis or spinal cord, certain types of surgery and radiation therapy, multiple sclerosis and other nervous system disorders, depression can be the main causes of erectile dysfunction. Besides, male erectile function have relationship with the anatomical structure, nervous system, vascular system and endocrine system of the penis
And commonly, acute prostatitis can be caused by bacteria when the immunity is weakened. It is usually accompanied by fever, cold and painful urination etc. If it is changed into chronic prostatitis, patients may have difficulty in erectile, but it isn’t the main reason of erectile dysfunction. Besides, the prostatitis has no direct adverse effect on the above respective systems, substantially, according to Wuhan Dr. Lee’s TCM clinic.
In summary, “I think men have realized that prostatitis has no necessary association with erectile dysfunction, which means that if men suffer from prostatitis, men are not necessary to suffer from erectile dysfunction, it depends”, Dr. Lee says.
In fact, even if suffering from prostatitis, there is no need to worry about too much. A herbal medicine- diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill works well on the disease. And men should relax themselves during sex, develop a healthy diet habits; they can erect normally and have normal sexual life eventually.