Male Erectile Disorder

Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability to attain and maintain an erection sufficiently to permit satisfactory sexual intercourse. It is an extremely common condition, affecting 13% of the male population.

ED is more common in men over the age of 45 years. However, research shows that 25% of patients newly diagnosed with ED are younger than 40 years and that about half of these patients have a severe form of ED more common in older patients. Thus, ED is not a disorder associated exclusively with aging; so even in young patients, this condition should not be underestimated. Furthermore, the diagnosis of ED assumes a significant clinical importance because this disorder not only compromises sexual function but can also affect social and marital ...

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