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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

Last Reviewed : 12/25/2020
Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity in humans. A penile erection is the hydraulic effect of blood entering and being retained in sponge-like bodies within the penis. The process is most often initiated as a result of sexual arousal, when signals are transmitted from the brain to nerves in the penis. The most important organic causes of impotence are cardiovascular disease and diabetes, neurological problems (for example, trauma from prostatectomy surgery), hormonal insufficiencies (hypogonadism) and drug side effects.

Psychological impotence is where erection or penetration fails due to thoughts or feelings (psychological reasons) rather than physical impossibility; this is somewhat less frequent but can often be helped. Notably in psychological impotence, there is a strong response to placebo treatment. Erectile dysfunction can have severe psychological consequences as it can be tied to relationship difficulties and masculine self-image.

Besides treating the underlying causes such as potassium deficiency or arsenic contamination of drinking water, the first line treatment of erectile dysfunction consists of a trial of PDE5 inhibitor drugs (the first of which was sildenafil or Viagra). In some cases, treatment can involve prostaglandin tablets in the urethra, injections into the penis, a penile prosthesis, a penis pump or vascular reconstructive surgery.

 

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.

 

Basic information:

http://www.healthline.com/health/erectile-dysfunction/ed-natural-treatments health line 5 natural treatments for erectile dysfunction

http://www.webmd.com/erectile-dysfunction/ss/slideshow-erectile-dysfunction web md what is erectile dysfunction (ed)?

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/erectile-dysfunction/basics/definition/con-20034244 mayoclinic erectile dysfunction

http://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/erectile-dysfunction urology health erectile dysfunction

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/urologic-disease/erectile-dysfunction/pages/facts.aspxnational institute of diaetes,digestive and kidney diseases erectile dysfunction

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_erectile_dysfunction_overview cleveland clinic erectile dysfunction

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/erectile-dysfunction/pages/introduction.aspx nhs uk erectile dysfunction

http://www.msdmanuals.com/professional/genitourinary-disorders/male-sexual-dysfunction/erectile-dysfunction msd manuals (professional version) erectile dysfunction

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/erectile-dysfunction better health erectile dysfunction

https://www.verywell.com/erectile-dysfunction-basics-1124072 very well erectile dysfunction

 

Advanced information:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/5702.php medical news today erectile dysfunction and erection problems: causes, treatments

http://www.medicinenet.com/erectile_dysfunction_ed_impotence/article.htm medicine net.com erectile dysfunction (ed, impotence)

https://medlineplus.gov/erectiledysfunction.html medline plus erectile dysfunction

http://patient.info/in/health/erectile-dysfunction-impotence patient erectile dysfunction

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/causes_of_erectile_dysfunction/article_em.htm emedicine health causes of erectile dysfunction

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/444220-overview medscape erectile dysfunction

http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/endocrinology/erectile-dysfunction/ cleveland clinic erectile dysfunction

http://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/impotence.htm med india erectile dysfunction

http://www.healthcommunities.com/erectile-dysfunction/overview-of-impotence.shtml health communities erectile dysfunction (ed) overview, incidence of impotence

 

Research:

Yuan jq, mao c, yang zy, fu xh, wong sy, tang jl. A meta-regression evaluating the effectiveness and prognostic factors of oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Asian j androl [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 sep 28];18:60-5. Available from: http://www.ajandrology.com/text.asp?2016/18/1/60/154304 - doi: 10.4103/1008-682x.154304

Corona g, rastrelli g, filippi s, vignozzi l, mannucci e, maggi m. Erectile dysfunction and central obesity: an italian perspective. Asian j androl [serial online] 2014 [cited 2016 sep 28];16:581-91. Available from: http://www.ajandrology.com/text.asp?2014/16/4/581/126386 -doi: 10.4103/1008-682x.126386

http://europepmc.org/backend/ptpmcrender.fcgi?accid=pmc3616119&blobtype=pdf cao s, yin x, wang y, zhou h, song f, et al. (2013) smoking and risk of erectile dysfunction: systematic review of observational studies with metaanalysis. Plos one 8(4): e60443. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060443

Xin zc, xu yd, lin g, lue tf, guo yl. Recruiting endogenous stem cells: a novel therapeutic approach for erectile dysfunction. Asian j androl [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 sep 28];18:10-5. Available from: http://www.ajandrology.com/text.asp?2016/18/1/10/150040 -doi: 10.4103/1008-682x.150040

Balhara ys, sarkar s, gupta r. Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction in patients with diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Indian j endocr metab [serial online] 2015 [cited 2016 sep 28];19:451-61. Available from: http://www.ijem.in/text.asp?2015/19/4/451/159023

Cai x, tian y, wu t, cao cx, bu sy, wang kj. The role of statins in erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Asian j androl [serial online] 2014 [cited 2016 sep 28];16:461-6. Available from: http://www.ajandrology.com/text.asp?2014/16/3/461/123678 -doi: 10.4103/1008-682x.123678

http://europepmc.org/backend/ptpmcrender.fcgi?accid=pmc3949994&blobtype=pdf : wang x, wang x, liu t, he q, wang y, et al. (2014) systematic review and meta-analysis of the use of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors for treatment of erectile dysfunction following bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. Plos one 9(3): e91327. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091327

Cui ys, li n, zong ht, yan hl, zhang y. Avanafil for male erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Asian j androl [serial online] 2014 [cited 2016 sep 28];16:472-7. Available from: http://www.ajandrology.com/text.asp?2014/16/3/472/123670 - doi: 10.4103/1008-682x.123670

Anil kumar mn, pai nb, raveesh bn, rajagopal r, shivarudrappa nkm, siddika n. Etiology and management of sexual dysfunction. Online j health allied scs.2009;8(2):1

 

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Presentations/quiz/newspaper articles:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/mens-health/11623410/14-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-erectile-dysfunction.html the telegraph 14 things you probably didn't know about erectile dysfunction

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/erectile-dysfunction-in-under-40s-is-it-normal-what-causes-it-and-how-can-it-be-treated-a6798646.html independant erectile dysfunction in under 40s: is it normal, what causes it, and how can it be treated?

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/ask-the-expert/i-suffer-from-erectile-dysfunction/articleshow/12304120.cms times of india 'i suffer from erectile dysfunction'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3780191/forget-viagra-new-erectile-dysfunction-gel-desired-effect-minutes.html daily mail forget viagra: new erectile dysfunction gel has the 'desired effect within minutes'

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/1704848/what-is-erectile-dysfunction-causes-symptoms-and-treatment-of-male-impotence/ the sun what is erectile dysfunction? Causes, symptoms and treatment of male impotence

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/16/pornography-erectile-dysfunction-sexuality the guardian don’t blame porn for erectile dysfunction. The truth is complex archie bland

http://www.hindustantimes.com/health-and-fitness/did-you-know-coffee-can-cure-erectile-dysfunction-and-is-good-for-heart/story-c6ig0xhcugs9a6lknkqmlk.html hindustan times did you know coffee can cure erectile dysfunction and is good for heart?

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