Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common side effect of many different types of medications, including those that treat hypertension, high cholesterol and depression. These same health conditions are also common causes of ED, which can lead to much frustration among men who want to effectively treat their health problems and maintain a satisfying and fulfilling sex life.

If you use one or more medications that cause erectile dysfunction, understand that there are plenty of other treatment options and steps you can take to lessen the effects of ED if you must continue to use your medications.

One report found that up to 25 percent of all ED cases are a side effect of over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Find out more about seven medications that can cause erectile dysfunction, along with ways to prevent your treatment from negatively affecting your sex life.

Giddy urologist Dr. Edwin Morales explains in