Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability of a man to maintain a firm erection long enough to have sex, or the inability to ejaculate sperm, or both. Common among older men, Erectile Dysfunction can occur at any age. While occasional incidents of inability to maintain an erection are not unusual and are not a cause for concern, an ongoing inability can be an issue that can cause stress, difficulties in relationships, and problems with self-esteem.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatments
Capital Region Urology physicians are skilled at communicating with men who may be hesitant to talk about this issue, and our physicians are experts at offering treatments to correct the problem. Erectile dysfunction treatments include psychotherapy, vacuum devices, surgery and, most often today, drug therapy to help restore sexual function for most men.
Erectile Dysfunction -- Symptom of heart disease?
In some cases erectile dysfunction may be a symptom of heart disease. This is another reason to take erectile dysfunction problems seriously, as it can be a sign of a serious health issue.