Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the medical term for trouble in getting or keeping an erection. Also known more traditionally as “impotence,” ED is most often the result of health problems that pose more serious complications if left untreated. These problems include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Some prescription drugs
  • Unhealthy habits like smoking, overeating, and not exercising
  • Treatments for prostate cancer
  • An injury or disease that affects the nerves.Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the medical term for trouble in getting or keeping an erection. Also known more traditionally as “impotence,” ED is most often the result of health problems that pose more serious complications if left untreated. These problems include:
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Alcohol or drug abuse
    • Some prescription drugs
    • Unhealthy habits like smoking, overeating, and not exercising
    • Treatments for prostate cancer
    • An injury or disease that affects the nerves.