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What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is a fairly common condition. It’s where a man can’t get or maintain an erection that’s firm enough (or lasts long enough) for sex.
Erectile dysfunction symptoms can range from very moderate and occasional, to severe and often. Impotence in men is more likely the older they get, but it can also occur in younger men.
So what does erectile dysfunction mean for our overall health, and what does ED mean for our sex lives? Is it permanent, and what can we do about it?
Medically reviewed by
Daniel Atkinson, GP Clinical Lead