Erectile dysfunction, or (ED), is a common physical conditions that is estimated to affect more than 18 million men in the U.S. alone. ED occurs when a man has the inability to maintain a firm erection during or before sexual intercourse. Having erection difficulties occasionally can happen and may not be a cause for concern. If the condition is ongoing, or worsens over time, you should contact your healthcare provider to discuss what may be causing these symptoms and for treatment options. ED may be symptom for another health problem and may go away with treatment of the underlying condition. If treatment of an underlying condition does not help with the erectile dysfunction, Family Pharmacy is available with a prescription from your healthcare provider.