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Erectile Dysfunction

Solve Your Erectile Dysfunction at Whitworth Walk-In Clinic

Finding it hard to get and maintain an erection that is hard enough for sex?

Feeling anxious about your sexual performance?

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the term used when you struggle to get or maintain an erection. It’s a very common condition that can affect men of all ages, especially the 40–70 age group. Around 4.3 million men in the UK have experienced erectile dysfunction.


What causes erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a range of factors including physical and psychological, or a combination of the two. It has nothing to do with masculinity.


Physical causes can include high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, hormonal problems, surgery, or injuries. Occasionally it can be a side effect of taking medication such as antidepressants or antihistamines.


Psychological causes can include stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, lack of body confidence, fear of rejection, previous negative sexual experiences, or relationship problems.


Lifestyle factors such as drinking too much, smoking, eating a poor diet or a lack of exercise can also contribute to the problem.


If it continues to happen, it’s worth seeking advice from a healthcare professional. Understanding the underlying causes of your erectile dysfunction is key to finding a solution. Speak to your pharmacist or GP for help.

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How is erectile dysfunction treated?

The treatment for your erectile dysfunction depends on what is causing it.

  • If it’s caused by stress, it can often be treated by learning how to better manage your stress and perhaps using stress-relieving techniques such as meditation and visualisation or getting more exercise.

  • If it’s caused by narrowing of the blood vessels, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you may be given medicine to lower your blood pressure and statins to lower cholesterol. Diet and lifestyle also play an important role, so speak to your pharmacist for advice.

  • If it’s caused by hormone problems, then you may be given hormonal treatment.

  • If it’s caused by the side effects of taking medication, you might like to discuss alternatives with your pharmacist.

Frequently asked questions about erectile dysfunction:

  • Erectile dysfunction can be caused by stress, anxiety, depression, certain medications including antidepressants and antihistamines, prostate problems, and injury.

  • Yes, according to one study, 92% of men can ejaculate during sexual stimulation or intercourse.

  • You can treat erectile dysfunction at home by getting enough sleep, exercising, eating well, quitting smoking, reducing your alcohol consumption, and seeking advice from a medical professional.

  • Signs of erectile dysfunction include problems getting or sustaining an erection, reduced sex drive, low self-esteem and feelings of embarrassment or guilt.

  • With the right medical diagnosis, support and treatment, erectile dysfunction can be cured, depending on the cause.

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