Persistent inability to achieve and / or maintain an erection sufficient to allow satisfactory sexual performance. It affects physical and psychosocial health and affects the quality of life of the patient as well as that of his partner.
What is the main cause of erectile dysfunction?
How do you know you have erectile dysfunction?
- Hormonal tests
- Nighttime penile stiffness and tumescence test
- Combined intracavernous injection and stimulation
- Penile doppler
- Neurophysiological evaluation (electrodiagnosis)
Can erectile dysfunction be cured?
Erectile dysfunction treatments:
- Lifestyle changes
- Treatment for causes related to hormonal diseases
- Psychological treatment
- Oral drug treatment
- Surgical treatment (penile prosthesis)
- Low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy
How many types of erectile dysfunction are there?
|Sterility||Inability of a sexually active partner who does not use contraception to achieve pregnancy within one year (WHO).|
|Infertility||Incapacity of a couple who, after a year in the same conditions expressed, are unable to carry a pregnancy to term.|
|Primary sterility||It is the couple who have never gotten pregnant on a regular basis.|
|Secondary Sterility||After the first pregnancy (after 12 months after this one) it is not possible to conceive another pregnancy.|
|Primary infertility||La pareja nunca ha conseguido llevar a término un embarazo de manera natural.|
|Secondary infertility||After the first full-term pregnancy, only abortions occur.|