Male Sexual Dysfunction: Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
There is a worldwide increase in erectile dysfunction. The prevalence of ED increases with age. It increases by 10% per year of age; it increased from 2% in age group 18–38 years to 48% in the over 70 years and older. Organic causes account for a large proportion of erectile dysfunction in the elderly than in the young. The clinician should appreciate the sensitivity of the situation and must avoid creating any unnecessary embarrassment and anxiety. Male erectile dysfunction has a significant impact on health-related quality of life. The review discusses the prevalence and the causes followed by evaluation and clinical management.
KeywordsErectile dysfunction Organic causes Phosphodiesterase (PDE5) inhibitors
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