Erection problems (EPs) are when a man is unable to get an erection or keep an erection hard enough for sex. Doctors call this condition erectile dysfunction (ED).
For some men with erection problems, it’s difficult to get or keep an erection every time they try to have sex. For others, EPs can happen every once in a while.
Is there a treatment for EPs?
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How common are erection problems?
An estimated 4.3 million men in the UK suffer erection problems,* but many of them keep silent and try and ignore the problem – sometimes for years.
Men can experience erection problems in different ways. Some men:
Don’t get an erection at all
Get an erection that isn’t hard enough for sex
Get an erection but can’t keep it long enough for sex
There’s no reason to be embarrassed or ashamed about EPs – they can be a part of life, and the good news is that treatments for erectile dysfunction, as your doctor might refer to them as – can be successful in the majority of cases.
What’s the difference between ‘erection problems’ and ‘erectile dysfunction’?
Nothing at all. Erectile dysfunction is the medical term for erection problems.