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Impotence / Erectile Dysfunction

Last Updated on Jul 28, 2021
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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.

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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 partnerís 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

What is New in Erectile Dysfunction?

1. Drugs Used to Treat Erectile Dysfunction can also Treat Rare Cancers

Drugs that are prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction were found to have the potential to be repurposed for treating rare cancers, reveals a new study. Phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors such as sildenafil, tadalafil and vardenafil have the potential to treat rare cancers.

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KevinBradley

Good Post

Virendra81

can it be taken if a patient is taking Etizolam, Escitalopram, Telmisatan and amlodipine tablets

gopal1937

Can older men around 80 take Caverta 100 mg. will it help them the proper erections and is it safe.

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Hi, Older men around 80 or more can certainly take PDE5 inhibitor like Sildenafil. It is advisable to get examined by a qualified doctor, who could be a Sexologist or your MBBS Family Physician. Sildenafil [Brand name Caverta] cannot be taken if you are taking any medicines containing nitrates. Example: Sorbitrate is a medicine typically given for patients who have had angina. When on nitrates ingestion of sildenafil can lead to fatal drop in blood pressure. Doctor may like to check your Renal function tests, Liver function tests and also recommend a Stress test for assessing your Cardiac function. The point I make is age is not in itself contraindication. A smaller dose (example 50 mg) may be more appropriate. Please consult a qualified doctor before you take any prescription medicine. Best wishes, Happiness doctor, Ashok Koparday

jhonsoneric86

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.

assertmeds

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.

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