Most men have erection problems every now and then. But when you have trouble getting or sustaining an erection at least half of the time you have sex, you may be experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED). This common condition, which may affect as many as 30 million men in the United States, can happen for a wide range of reasons. Board-certified urologist Dr. Alan Yamada in Arcadia, California, can help you uncover the causes of your ED and provide treatment options that are right for you. To find out more, call Foothill Urogenital Health to schedule your appointment today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to get or keep an erection that’s firm enough for normal sexual intercourse.
You may have ED if you can get an erection sometimes, but not every time you want to have intercourse; or you may have ED if you can get an erection, but it doesn’t last long enough for satisfactory sex. Some men with ED are unable to get an erection at any time.
ED can be a short-term issue or a long-term problem. In addition to causing an unfulfilling sex life, ED can lead to a loss of intimacy between you and your partner, as well as depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem.
Although ED isn’t considered a normal part of aging, it does affect older men more often. It’s estimated that half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70 have some degree of ED.
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