Commonly referred to as impotence, erectile dysfunction is the inability of the penis to maintain an erection and is a common condition among adult men. A range of physical and psychological issues can cause erectile dysfunction. No matter the cause, the urology experts at Florida Hospital are committed to restoring sexual function for our patients in the most effective, respectful and compassionate way possible. Schedule an appointment with a urology specialist today.
What is ED?
Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, may result from the total inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to achieve an erection, or the ability to only sustain a brief erection. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), up to 30 million men are affected by ED, depending on the definition used.
Although in the past it was commonly believed to be due to psychological problems, it is now known that for most men erectile dysfunction is caused by physical problems, usually related to the blood supply of the penis. Many advances have occurred in both diagnosis and treatment of ED.