ED can cause strain on a couple.
Many times, men will not get into sexual situations because they are embarrassed. In
turn, their partner may feel rejected or inadequate. It is important to talk openly with
your partner. Some couples may seek treatment for ED together. Other men prefer to seek
treatment without their partner's knowledge. Not talking about it is the main barrier to
getting treatment. The loss of erectile function can have a profound effect on a man.
The good news is that ED can often be treated safely and effectively.
Feeling embarrassed about ED may
prevent many men from getting the medical attention they need. This can delay diagnosis
and treatment of more serious underlying conditions. ED itself is often related to an
underlying problem such as heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, or other health
conditions. Talk with your healthcare provider if you have problems with ED. Help is