Erectile dysfunction refers to the inability to obtain or maintain an erection that is firm enough or lasts long enough to have satisfactory sexual intercourse. Also known as impotence, erectile dysfunction affects almost all men at one time or another in their lives.
Erectile Dysfunction: What You Need to Know
- For most men, erectile dysfunction is caused by physical problems — it’s not “all in your head.”
- Erectile dysfunction is almost always treatable.
- Erectile dysfunction may indicate more serious health concerns, like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
- As many as 30 million American men are affected by erectile dysfunction.
- Erectile dysfunction may be a side effect of prostate cancer treatment.
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