Generally considered a condition only affecting older men, ED has been found to be more prevalent among men under 40 than previously thought. Unlike older men, this age group had lower body mass indexes, higher testosterone levels and fewer medical conditions which may make them more predisposed to ED. Premature ejaculation was also more likely to be experienced by men under, 40 whereas men over 40 were more likely to suffer from Peyronie's disease, a condition where the erect penis is bent due to scar tissue.
A man is considered to have erectile dysfunction if he regularly finds it difficult getting or keeping a firm enough erection to be able to have sex, or if it interferes with other sexual activity. Most men have occasionally experienced some difficulty with their penis becoming hard or staying firm. However, erectile dysfunction ED is only considered a concern if satisfactory sexual performance has been impossible on a number of occasions for some time.
The penis is one of the external structures of the male reproductive system. The penis has three parts:. The opening of the urethra, the tube that transports semen and urine out of the body, is located at the tip of the glans penis.
Erectile dysfunction is the most common presentation of sexual dysfunction in males and is characterized by an inability to maintain an adequate erection for sexual intercourse that lasts at least 6 months. The causes may be psychological, vascular, neurological, or hormonal. Diagnosis is made based on a detailed medical history and physical exam, relevant blood tests e. Treatment includes counseling and, in cases with an organic cause, potentially mechanical vacuum pump therapy, medical therapy with phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitorsor surgery penile prosthesis implant.
It is estimated that 20 million men in the United States suffer from sexual dysfunction. Many of these men are not aware of the many options that are available for the treatment of this problem. For a large majority of men who experience sexual dysfunction, the cause is physical rather than psychological.
We report an adverse reaction of uncontrolled penile erection and increased sexual desire due to moxifloxacin. To the best of our knowledge, this adverse effect has not been reported in the literature. A year-old male patient presented to our clinic with complaints of high fever, headache, myalgia, arthralgia, and purulent postnasal drip.
Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. A persistent, prolonged erection of the penis that will not go down is called priapism.
An erection problem occurs when a man cannot get or keep an erection that is firm enough for intercourse. You may not be able to get an erection at all. Or, you may lose the erection during intercourse before you are ready. Erection problems do not usually affect your sex drive.
Erectile dysfunction EDalso known as impotence, is the inability to get and maintain an erection. See your GP if you have erectile dysfunction for more than a few weeks. Physical causes include:.
The penis contains two cylindrical, sponge-like structures corpora cavernosa. When a male becomes sexually aroused, nerve impulses increase blood flow to both cylinders. This sudden influx of blood causes an erection by expanding, straightening and stiffening the penis. Erectile dysfunction impotence is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex.