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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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Impotence or erectile dysfunction is a men sexual dysfunction problem n which men face difficulties in achieving or maintaining erections for longer. Along with this health illness men also face all other health complications related to sexual health.
jhonsoneric86 Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Hello,
Great information posted here about erectile dysfunction. Generic Viagra is an effective medication that will help you to treat the issue of male impotence.

assertmeds Thursday, July 9, 2015
sir i am suffering from penis difusion when i do intercourse
dayal201 Wednesday, February 4, 2015
i have used a herbal tablet called prolargentsize to overcome problems. it did help.
astevens Thursday, November 27, 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 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 5, 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 4, 2012
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