What is it?

Erectile dysfunction or ED is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.
  • Alcohol and tobacco use
  • Narcotic use or abuse
  • Diabetes
  • Vascular Diseases
  • High Blood pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Fatigue
  • Brain or spinal-cord injuries
  • Hypogonadism (which leads to lower testosterone levels)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Some types of prostate or bladder surgery
  • Some types of prostate or bladder surgery
  • Medication
  • Over 200 commonly prescribed drugs are known to cause or contribute to ED
  • Some over the counter medications can also lead to ED
  • Emotions
  • Feeling nervous from a previous bad experience
  • Feeling stressed
  • Feeling depressed
  • Feeling troubled by problems in your relationship with your sex partner
  • Feeling distracted
  • Feeling guilt

How is erectile dysfunction treated?

Erectile dysfunction is treated depending on the cause. Medications commonly prescribed include Cialis, Viagra and Levitra. These medications are not a substitute for a full medical evaluation.