Erectile dysfunction or ED occurs when men have consistent issues sustaining an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Without the right treatment ED can be a difficult problem with no end in sight. Studies show that erectile dysfunction can complicate life as early as 40. Symptoms include brief erections, erections too soft for sexual intercourse, and the inability to achieve erections. ED has been more of a physical than mental issue and can be caused by many factors, such as inadequate blood flow to the penis, excess drinking, medications and/or chronic illnesses. Treating the underlying problem may be enough to put an end to ED. However, if that doesn’t help, medications and other treatments are always available. There are a variety of treatments available, some more suitable to others. Most common treatments used today range from injections, oral medications, to surgery. With the right approach, there can be a solution to erectile dysfunction.