Most of these conditions can be treated and cured partly thanks to the technological advance that we are witnessing nowadays. However, for a condition to be treated individuals need to seek help and in some cases this happens less frequently. There could be no better example than the case of erectile dysfunction. As statistics point out most men in their 50s are likely to develop this condition and yet only few will seek the help they need. One should not however underestimate the effects of ED on relationships and personal lives as well as the self confidence and self esteem of the patient. Thus, ED could be considered another highly distressful condition which has a great psychological impact on the sufferer as well.