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  • Erectile dysfunction (or impotence) is when you cannot get or keep an erection that enables you to have sex. 
  • Most cases of erectile dysfunction have a physical cause.
  • It is normal for men to experience erectile dysfunction from time to time, perhaps from tiredness or drinking too much alcohol.
  • Ongoing erectile dysfunction should be investigated by a doctor.
  • Men with diabetes are at a higher risk of erectile dysfunction especially if their diabetes is not well controlled.
  • Treatments include counselling, oral medications, vacuum devices, penile injections and implants.

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Reviewed on: 08-03-2023