Male Erectile Disorder

Occurs when a man can’t get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.
Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of a physical or psychological condition. It can cause stress, relationship strain, and low self-confidence.
The main symptom is a man’s inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.
Patients suffering from erectile dysfunction should first be evaluated for any underlying physical and psychological conditions. If treatment of the underlying conditions doesn’t help, medications and assistive devices, such as pumps, can be prescribed.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW118
Diagnosis: Erectile Disorder
US Patients: 30 Mil Men have erectile dysfunction (inability to sustain an erection)
World Patients: 152 Mil
Sex Ratio: M;F 1/3 of women after menopause
Age Onset:
Brain Area: immune system or autonomic nervous system
Symptoms: 4 disorders:desire, arousal, orgasm and pain;
Progression: for women there can be pain during orgasm due to dryness; for men pain after orgasm
Causes: depression, fears, panic disorders causing avoidance of intercourse; reduction in men’s testosterone and in women menopause
Medications: Men-Viagra, Cialis or Levitra work for 60% of men or penile implant; Women;Flibanserin, vaginal lubricants
Therapies: Women-counselor or sex-therapist; Male and female co-therapists are likely to be most effective with couples-counseling.


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