Erectile dysfunction (ED) is another name for impotence. ED is the persistent inability to maintain an erection that is firm enough or last long enough to have sexual intercourse. This common problem is often caused by physical conditions, trauma, surgical interventions, diabetes, hormonal abnormalities and cardiovascular diseases.
Erectile dysfunction can limit your intimacy, affect your self esteem and impact your most important relationships. With advancement of medical science nearly every case is treatable and we can no more label ED as an inevitable consequence of aging. A person doesn’t have to simply live with it.
Erectile dysfunction can be treated at any age. Treatment depends on your overall health and the underlying cause of the problem. Unfortunately, some men are reluctant or embarrassed to discuss sexual matters with their doctor. As a result they don’t get the help that could resolve the problem with ED.
Men with ED often have a healthy libido, yet the body fails to respond. In most cases, there is physical basis for the problem.