Erectile dysfunction (impotence)Overview


Erectile dysfunction is a common problem where a man finds it hard to get or keep an erection.


The main symptom of erectile dysfunction is not being able to get or keep an erection.


Erectile dysfunction is often linked to things like stress, tiredness or alcohol. It can also be caused by physical or emotional problems.


Treatment for erectile dysfunction depends on the cause. Treatments include medicines, vacuum pumps, healthy lifestyle changes and talking therapy.

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