Erectile Dysfunction is the inability of a man to achieve or
maintain an erection sufficient for his sexual needs or the needs of his
partner. Most men experience this at some point in their lives,
usually by the age 40, and may also experience emotional stress or
problems with their relationship.
The prevalence of ED is different for all men. Some will experience
chronic, complete erection loss, and others will experience partial or
brief erections. According to the National Institute of Health in 2002,
an estimated 15 to 30 million men in the United States experience
chronic erectile dysfunction.
ED can be a warning sign of a more serious health condition such as:
Spinal Cord Injury
The above Diseases account for as many as 70% of chronic ED cases.
Some everyday medications can affect your sexual vitality and cause ED.
Other factors include stress, a challenging relationship and lifestyle
choices (alcohol and smoking).
We encourage you to talk with your physician if you suspect you have ED.