â€¢ erectile dysfunction (ed), also knownas impotence, is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection for satisfactory sexualactivity. â€¢ symptoms of erectile dysfunction includethe inability to have or to sustain a penile erection to complete satisfactory sexual activity. â€¢ erectile dysfunction is common; expertshave estimated that erectile dysfunction affects
ed causes, 30 million men in the united states. â€¢ the causes of erectile dysfunction includeaging, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus,cigarette smoking, atherosclerosis, depression, nerveor spinal cord damage, medication side effects, alcoholism or other substance abuse, and lowtestosterone levels.
â€¢ erectile dysfunction is treatable in allage groups. â€¢ treatments include psychotherapy, adoptinga healthy lifestyle, oral pde5 inhibitors (viagra,levitra, cialis, stendra, and staxyn),intraurethral medications (muse), intracavernosal injections, vacuum devices, surgery, and workingwith doctors to avoid medications that can
impair erectile function. â€¢ before using over-the-counter and/or supplements,a discussion with a doctor is strongly recommended. â€¢ new research is ongoing in the field oferectile dysfunction to find more improved and effective therapies.