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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a male sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance.

Erectile dysfunction affects 10-15% of all males and can be emotionally and psychologically disabling for men and their partners. It is more common in men over 65 years, but it can occur at any age.

Impotence / Erectile Dysfunction

In 80% of erectile dysfunction cases, physical factors such as drugs or abnormalities with blood flow, nerve impulses or hormones are the major causes. Psychological factors account for the remaining cases and may be attributed to stress, performance anxiety or inadequate knowledge about sexuality.

Erectile dysfunction can cause emotional stress between partners. Many times, men will avoid sex due to their emotional pain associated with erectile dysfunction, causing their partner to feel rejected or inadequate. Some couples consider seeking treatment together, while in other cases, men prefer to seek treatment without their partner’s knowledge. The loss of erectile capacity can have a profound effect on a man. The good news is that erectile dysfunction can usually be treated safely and effectively.

Depending on whether the cause of the erection problem is physical or psychological, the urologist may prescribe a change in medication, hormone replacement, antidepressant therapy, devices, or self injection to promote erections. In some cases, the patient may opt for a surgical alternative, such as insertion of a penile implant

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Hi am a 30 years old unmarried man, when am having my intercourse with my girl friend am facing premature ejaculation without satisfying her please help me by suggesting a good MEDICINE.
nannu123 Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Hi am a 30 years old unmarried man, when am having my intercourse with my girl friend am facing premature ejaculation without satisfying her please help me by suggesting a good medicines, am regular smoker and ocassional drinker
Reh69 Monday, November 18, 2013
hi, I sm 24yrs old. have been masturbating since my early teenage. have been a regular smoker n drinker. was sexually very well but now m noticing dat since last 1yr my sexual health is worsening. now I get erection for very short time n even ejaculate within 4-5 strokes. plz help me
bechara Friday, July 05, 2013
Hi i am 33yrs old married having 2kids.nowadays i am not getting mood or erection while having sex but please suggest me some sexologist in south or central mumbai.i am working as a chauffer so please suggest me some good and reasonable doctor..please help me to save my marriage
innova11 Friday, January 18, 2013
Does Too much of masturbation can lead to Erectile Dysfunction??
969423 Saturday, June 30, 2012
was recommended to me. Any medical intervention should always be in consultation with your doctor
myfreddy Monday, June 04, 2012
hai, iam 43 old i am not getting penis errection power as well as i am having little smoking, my suger level is 140/, and iam having masterbeats habbit pls advice me some good medicine to improve errection power aswell as it should not increase my suger level pls. with regards arvind 9840876750 chennai.
L.J.Arvind Sunday, April 01, 2012
Hello I am 43 year old and i m very much disturbed due to my penis is not getting erect during the intercourse so i cant understand what too do pls help me what to be done.
chris70 Thursday, March 22, 2012
may i know about ED1000 treatment
smile21k Friday, February 17, 2012
Hello I am 30 years old an a virgin. I will remain a virgin for the rest of my life because I have exstreme social dificulties and I found that I prefer to remain single anyway. On e thing is really bothering me, I hardly get erections and when ever I do they last for a very short time. I thought about telling my doctor about my condition but I was way too afraid to ask him about treating my sexual dysfunction because in all the E.D. commercials all the men have a sexual partner, they never show any men who are single like me in those commercials. All I want to know is do men with out a sexual partner also talk to their doctor about taking medication to get rid of there E.D?
andrewskii Monday, January 02, 2012
You should consult with your Doctor...it is important to do because you are young for having this kind of problems. Just be honest with him about your sexual history, after ruling out meds and physical trauma, next step might be psych consult..one thing is you decide not to be in a commited relationship, but having social issues it is a concern. Hope it helps!
luisa55 Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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