Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get or maintain an erection for most times during intercourse.
It is a prevalent problem; more than half of males aged 40 to 70 have some kind of erectile dysfunction. Having an erection problem from time to time, though, is not necessarily reason for worry. However, if erectile dysfunction persists, it can cause tension, lower self-esteem, and lead to marital troubles.
The treatment depends on the cause. However, the treatment usually includes the following:
Causes include medications such as antidepressants or hypertension medications, hypogonadism, depression and anxiety.
Preventing risk factors such as smoking, obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia.