Erectile dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction (ED)

What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to form or maintain an adequate erection for sexual intercourse. While occasional ED is not uncommon and is frequently associated with stress or recent lifestyle changes, persistent ED can signal underlying health issues that require care. It may also indicate mental or relational problems that require expert help. Nowadays, the term "impotence" is rarely used to characterise erectile dysfunction. Seeking medical advice is critical for a thorough evaluation and effective ED management, including physical and mental components.

Diagnosis for ED

    Treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) is tailored to address its underlying causes and may involve a combination of therapeutic approaches, such as medication or talk therapy.


    Your healthcare provider might prescribe medications to help manage ED symptoms. It may be necessary to try different medications before finding the most effective one.

    For individuals with low testosterone levels, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may be recommended.

    Medication Considerations

    Some medications for other conditions may contribute to ED. It's crucial to discuss your current medications with your doctor to assess their potential impact on ED symptoms. Never discontinue prescribed medications without consulting your doctor. ED medications may have side effects or interact adversely with other drugs. If you experience unpleasant side effects, your doctor can explore alternative medications. It's essential to inform your doctor of all medications and dosages you are taking to avoid serious interactions, especially with certain cardiac medications.

    Open communication with your healthcare provider ensures a tailored approach to address your needs and health considerations.

    Talk Therapy

    Psychological factors, such as stress, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression, can contribute to ED. In cases of psychological ED, talk therapy may be beneficial. Through several sessions, you and your therapist explore major stressors, anxiety triggers, feelings related to sex, and subconscious conflicts impacting your sexual well-being. Relationship counselling is also an option if ED is affecting your partnership, helping you and your partner reconnect emotionally.

    Vacuum Pumps

    Vacuum pumps use the creation of a vacuum to induce an erection. The device involves several components:

    1. A plastic tube is placed over the penis.

    2. A pump that creates a vacuum by removing air from the tube.

    3. An elastic ring is moved to the penis base as the tube is removed.

    The vacuum pump draws blood into the penis, facilitating an erection. The elastic ring helps maintain the erection by holding the blood in the penis, preventing it from returning to circulation. It can be left in place for up to 30 minutes. Vacuum pumps offer a non-invasive option for managing ED.

Speak to our experts about erectile dysfunction (ED)

    Speak to our experts about erectile dysfunction and explore personalized solutions tailored to your needs. Our experienced team is committed to addressing the underlying causes of ED and guiding you through various treatment options. Your sexual health is a priority, and our experts are here to provide support, answer your questions, and create a plan that works for you. Don't hesitate to reach out for a confidential and compassionate conversation about regaining control of your sexual well-being.


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