Erectile Dysfunction

What Is Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is characterized by the inability to get or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction is a common problem affecting up to 1 in 5 men in the USA. According to a 2007 study published in the American Journal of Medicine, erectile dysfunction, or ED affects about 18 million men in the United States.

Occasional trouble getting and maintaining an erection is not necessarily a cause for concern, but if ED is a recurring problem, treatment should be sought. Problems getting or keeping an erection can be a sign of a more serious underlying health condition like heart disease, and can contribute to stress, self-confidence, relationship problems and more.

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a variety of factors, and is strongly correlated with conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There are a variety of treatments available for erectile dysfunction. Untreated erectile dysfunction can cause interruptions to a healthy sex life and may lower sexual confidence.

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction

Risk Factors For Erectile Dysfunction

Diagnosing Erectile Dysfunction

Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction


Living With Erectile Dysfunction



Medication And Treatment

Complementary and Alternative Treatment

When To Contact A Doctor

Questions For A Doctor