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What is erectile dysfunction?

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Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED or impotence, is when you can’t get or keep an erection. It can have a big effect on your sex life, and that of your partner. As many as 30 million American have ED. Nearly all men may on occasion experience difficulty with an erection. But almost everyone who seek treatment find some relief.

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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Aromatherapy May Make Good Scents, But Does It Work?"

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES:

National Kidney & Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Erectile Dysfunction."

Montague, D. July 2005. Journal of Urology,

Ginsberg, T. , September 2006. Medical Clinics of North America

Albersen M. , January 1, 2011. Medical Clinics of  North America

Heidelbaugh J. , February 01, 201. American Family Physician

Lee M. August 11,-2009. BJU International,  

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Aromatherapy May Make Good Scents, But Does It Work?"

Rakel, R. , W.B. Saunders Company, 2011. Textbook of Family Medicine, 8th ed

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Ginkgo."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Asian Ginseng."

Bope, E, Kellerman, R. , 1st Edition, Saunders, 2011. Conn's Current Therapy 2012

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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