Erectile dysfunction (ED) is sexual dysfunction where a man is unable to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance that occurs on a repeated basis.


There are various circulatory causes, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, neurological problems (for example, trauma from prostatectomy surgery), hormonal insufficiencies (hypogonadism), certain surgeries, ageing, kidney failure, drug side effects and lifestyle.


To get a proper diagnosis we recommend you talk to your GP. There are many different treatments available ranging from exercise to prescription medicines. Your doctor will recommend the best treatment for your individual case.


There are alternative therapies to treat sexual function, but there are no clinical trials or scientific studies that support the effectiveness of these products.