Erectile problems

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Sexual health is an important part of an individual’s overall physical and emotional well-being. Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is a very common medical condition affecting sexual health. Impotence can be caused by diseases or the treatment for disease. Common causes are listed below.

Fortunately, there are many different treatment options for erectile dysfunction. This information sheet explains some of the causes and summarises treatment options available.

Common causes of erectile dysfunction:

 

Self-assessment: First of all assess your function in by answering the questions in the table below. Add the numbers corresponding to questions 1-5. If your score is 21 or less, you may be showing signs of erectile dysfunction and may want to speak to your doctor.

Circle the number of the response that best describes your own situation. Please be sure that you select only one response for each question

Over the past 6 months:

 

0

1

2

3

4

5

How do you rate your confidence that you could get and keep an erection? No sexual activity

Very low

Low

Moderate

High

Very High

When you had erections with sexual stimulation, how often were they erections hard enough for penetration? No sexual activity Almost never or never A few times (much less than half the time) Sometimes (about half the time) Most times(much more than half the time) Almost always or always
During sexual intercourse, how often were you able to maintain your erection after you had penetrated (entered) your partner? Did not attempt intercourse Did not attempt intercourse Almost never Sometimes Most times (much more than half the time) Almost always or always
During sexual intercourse, how difficult was it to maintain your erection to completion of intercourse? Did not attempt intercourse Extremely difficult Very difficult Difficult Slightly difficult Not difficult
How often was it satisfactory for you Did not attempt intercourse Almost never or never A few times (much less than half the time) Sometimes (about half the time) Most times (much more than half the time) Almost always or always
Score            


What treatments are available ?

Drugs Available for Intracavernous Injection
DRUG TRADE NAME MANUFACTURER
Alprostadil

 

 

Moxisylyte

 

 

VIP/phentolamine

Papaverine/phentolamine

Papaverine

Papaverine/phentolamine/Alprostadil

Viridal/Edex

Caverject

Erecnos

Icavex

Invicorp

Androskat

Schwarz Pharm

Pharmacia & Upjohn

Fournier

Sarget

Senetek

Byk Netherland bv

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