erectile dysfunction


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erectile dysfunction:

see impotenceimpotence
, inhibited sexual excitement in a man during sexual activity that, despite an unaffected desire for sex, results in inability to attain or maintain a penile erection. Known medically as male erectile dysfunction, it affects younger and older men alike.
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Prevalence increases with age, but the prevalence and risk factors of erectile dysfunction among younger men have been scantly analyzed.
Since yohimbine can cause blood vessels to dilate and blood flow to increase, some physicians prescribe it for erectile dysfunction.
During 12 weeks of treatment, erectile dysfunction significantly improved in 48 of 66 men in the sildenafil group and in 10 of 70 patients in the placebo group.
He cited the experience that he and his associates accumulated while assessing 174 men with erectile dysfunction who were originally referred to urologists at Guy's Hospital in London.
Although advances in equipment and surgical techniques reduce this complication, patients still experience erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy," he said.
Erection problems are very common: around one in five men aged 40 and over report moderate or severe erectile dysfunction.
Men whose body mass index fell in the highest quintile were 50% more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than were men in the lowest quintile.