What is it?

Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is a condition in which you are unable to get or keep an erection firm enough for satisfactory sexual intercourse.
Although ED is very common, effecting millions throughout the United states, it is not a normal part of aging. Talk with a health care professional if you have any ED symptoms, it could be a sign of a more serious health problem.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Impotence
- Male erectile disorder
- Organic erectile dysfunction
- Vasculogenic erectile dysfunction
- Vasculopathic erectile dysfunction

Signs & symptoms

People who have erectile dysfunction may get an erection sometimes, but not every time they want to have sex. Other will get an erection that will not last long enough for fulfilling or satisfactory sex.
In other cases, people will be unable to get an erection at all.


Your doctor will ask questions to try and find out what can cause the problem in order to suggest a proper treatment.


Choosing an ED treatment is a personal decision. However, you also may benefit from talking with your partner about which treatment is best for you as a couple.
There are a few treatment options, depending on your preferences and cause of the ED.
-Lifestyle changes – reducing smoking and alcohol use as well as increasing physical activity can help reduce or improve ED.
-Change your medicines- if a medicine you need for another health condition is causing ED, your doctor may suggest a different dose or different medicine
-Medicine to to help you get and maintain an erection.
-Other treatments such as vacuum device are also available.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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