erectile dysfunction, impotence, ED
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting men and its prevalence increases with aging. ED is defined as the inability of a man to attain and maintain an adequate erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse.
Related causes of ED are variable and can include arterial, neurogenic, hormonal, cavernosal, iatrogenic, and psychogenic causes. It is now widely accepted that ED is predominantly due to underlying vascular causes, particularly atherosclerosis. Some of the physical problems are heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, alcoholism and tobacco use among others.
Erectile dysfunction can then be caused or worsened by stress and mental health problems that can affect bodily systems. Psychological conditions related to erectile dysfunction are depression, stress, fatigue, or relationship problems among others.
Oftentimes, a usually minor physical problem can combine with psychological issues to develop and exacerbate the condition.
Exercise, particularly aerobic exercise during midlife is effective for preventing ED.
Treatment strategies include nonpharmacological and pharmacological procedures:
In the late years a number of herbal and nutritional supplements have been used in the treatment of ED such as ginseng.
Idiopathic male infertility
Unexplained male infertility is a diagnosis reserved for men in whom routine semen analyses results are within normal values and physical as well as endocrine abnormalities were ruled out. In addition to erectile problems and coital factors, immunologic causes and sperm dysfunction may contribute to such condition.
The capsules providing testosterone production and healthy function of capillaries can be marketed to people who have erectile dysfunction in men with idiopathic infertility.
Hyperprolactinaemia the presence of abnormally high levels (> 450 mIU/L for men) of prolactin in the blood.
Hyperprolactinemia in men may result in as a first signs of decreased libido or impotence, however also cause inefficient sperm production and infertility.
Azoospermia is defined as the complete absence of spermatozoa. Azoospermia is categorized as either obstructive or nonobstructive. Nonobstructive azoospermia refers to a lack of sperm production, whereas obstructive azoospermia implies adequate sperm production but failure to deliver the sperm into the ejaculate because of a ductal obstruction.
Decline in sperm production in the testes may be associated with erectile dysfunction and fertility.
Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland. Patients with histological prostatitis have more serious erectile dysfunction than those without prostatitis.
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is characterized by pelvic or perineal pain without evidence of urinary tract infection, lasting longer than 3 months, as the key symptom. Some patients report low libido, sexual dysfunction and erectile difficulties.
Complete absence of sperm in the ejaculate of a man.
The inability (that lasts more than 6 months) to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity.
The pathological inability to ejaculate in males, with (orgasmic) or without (anorgasmic) orgasm.
A class of sexual disorders defined as the subjective lack of normal ejaculation.
An inflammation of the prostate gland.
A condition in which fertility impairment occurs spontaneously or due to an unknown cause.
The inability of the testicles to produce sperm or testosterone.
The presence of abnormally high levels of prolactin in the blood.