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Male sexual dysfunction

Male sexual dysfunction-Impotence

Male sexual dysfunction can be devastating not only for the mental and physical health of any man, but also for the overall relationship with his spouse. Male sexual dysfunction could be of following types:

  1. Inability to achieve erections( Hardness of Penis) Erectile dysfunction ( ED)
  2. Rapid ejaculation (Premature Ejaculation)
  3. Inability to ejaculate ( Retarted or Anejaculation)
  4. Reduced desire to have sexual activity ( Loss of Libido)

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Surgery for Male sexual dysfunction-Impotence

Sexual dysfunction can be devastating for any man and his partner. Not only does it impair the quality of life, but also exposes the individual to a horde of psycho social problems. Erectile dysfunction is typically treated with oral medication, Sildenafil (Viagra) being the first of such drugs approved by the FDA for such use. However, use of medical treatment of erectile dysfunction (or more commonly known as Impotence) has a certain failure rate which ranges from 30 - 45%. The failure of medical treatment is more with men in the older age group, cases with surgery on the pelvic organs (e.g. surgery for cancer of prostate, or accidental injury to the bony pelvis etc.), and men with diffuse disease of blood vessels ( Atherosclerosis), Diabetes Mellitus and any other organic disorder of nerves and blood vessels. Such situations can be salvaged by surgical implantation of devices which mimic physiological erection in the male organ.

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Viagra and heart disease

Millions of men worldwide are suffering from erectile dysfunction, and this is only going to be increased with increasing ageing population. The present estimates of erectile dysfunction range from 12.9% to 28.1%. Erectile dysfunction or ED is a measure of endothelial dysfunction and therefore before prescribing any form of treatment, it is important to assess the functional status of a man .This is especially relevant in men who have not been undertaking any physical activity, so that they may not be allowed into performing strenuous activity, which may be life threatening.

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