Erectile Dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex. Problems getting or keeping an erection can also be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment and a risk factor for heart disease.

Having erection trouble from time to time isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. Nevertheless, it can cause stress, affect self-confidence and contribute to relationship problems. Erectile dysfunction symptoms might include persistent: trouble getting an erection, trouble keeping an erection, reduced sexual desire.