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Erectile Dysfunction

What is Erectile dysfunction?

Erectile Dysfunction is defined as the inability to achieve a turgid full erection so as to perform penetration and sexual intercourse. There are certain factors that are associated with erectile dysfunction and these may be the causes:

  • Aging with/without lower urinary tract symptoms (above the age of 40 years old)
  • An unhealthy lifestyle, i.e. stress, smoking and drinking
  • Medical conditions includes diabetes, stroke, renal failure, liver disease and atherosclerotic hypertension
  • Medication (anti-hypertensive and anti-ulcer medications)
  • Trauma / Operation involving the penis, prostate, urethra, urinary bladder, inguinal area or the testes
  • Prior bad sexual experience


Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction There is no fixed or standard protocol for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. This will depend on the individual’s lifestyle and desires. The treatments include:

  • Oral medication
  • Injection of prostaglandin E1
  • Vacuum device
  • Prosthesis