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.
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 CancersDrugs 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.Read More..
Latest Publications and Research on Erectile DysfunctionExosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cells exert therapeutic effect in a rat model of cavernous nerves injury. - Published by PubMed
Gout and the Risk of Incident Erectile Dysfunction: A Body Mass Index-matched Population-based Study. - Published by PubMed
Use of single-question screening for erectile dysfunction: a study of at-risk Asian men in primary health care. - Published by PubMed
Nanotechnology-assisted adipose-derived stem cell (ADSC) therapy for erectile dysfunction of cavernous nerve injury: In vivo cell tracking, optimized injection dosage, and functional evaluation. - Published by PubMed
Evaluation of the long-term safety and effectiveness of tadalafil once daily in Chinese men with erectile dysfunction: interim results of a multicenter, randomized, open-label trial. - Published by PubMed