To gain an erection, you need a healthy blood supply, a healthy nervous system and sexual desire (libido), but physical and psychological factors can affect these. Whilst there is no outright 'cure' for erectile dysfunction (ED), prescription treatments have helped many men to continue to enjoy their sex lives.
If you have ED, it is important that you see your GP to rule out possible underlying causes. You should have your blood pressure checked and blood tests for diabetes, high cholesterol and hormonal abnormalities.
One of the most effective treatments for ED is a class of prescription medicines called "PDE-5 inhibitors" - including well-known examples Viagra and Cialis. These tablets help men achieve erections by increasing the blood flow to the penis when a man is sexually aroused.
Our most popular ED prescription treatments are listed here, but to see all of our ED treatments, visit our online ED Clinic. We also offer a free and confidential ED assessment managed by our team of UK registered doctors.