Erectile Dysfunction

The Centre for Men’s Health offers expert diagnosis and treatment and advice for erectile dysfunction (ED) and related conditions. 

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a term covering a range of difficulties with sexual function causing a man to be unable to get and maintain an erection that is sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse.

However, although a wide term, ED does not cover cases where a normal erection is possible but there is a problem with orgasm or ejaculation. The most common of these is premature ejaculation, where although an adequate erection is possible, arousal and ejaculation occur too rapidly for satisfactory sexual intercourse. 

Why ED matters and seeking early advice and help is important?

ED can have a major negative impact both on man’s self-esteem and on his intimate relationships. It is often hard for the man to admit that he is suffering from erection problems and difficulty with talking to a sexual partner about the situation can easily lead to a worsening relationship and an unfulfilling sex life for both parties. In such cases, early advice and help can prevent problems becoming entrenched and can pave the way to a return to a happy and healthy sex life for the couple.

However, in addition to the possible personal esteem and relationship consequences, it is important to get proper medical advice about ED as the problem can also be an early warning sign of underlying medical problems, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
 

What causes erectile dysfunction (ED)?

How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed and treated at the centre?