Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that affects more than 30 million men in the United States. Also known as impotence, erectile dysfunction is the inability to have a satisfactory erection for sexual activity. There are many different types and causes of erectile dysfunction. Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Urology faculty provide personalized treatment for erectile dysfunction through the school’s partnership with IU Health.
Common causes of erectile dysfunction include cardiovascular disease (heart disease), diabetes, hypertension, radical prostatectomy surgery for prostate cancer, prostate radiation treatment, pelvic trauma and spinal cord injuries.