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Sexual dysfunction 

Sexual dysfunction

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Sexual dysfunction
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Ian Eardley

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.130805
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date: 18 August 2017

Erectile dysfunction—the inability to attain or maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse. It affects about 50% of men over the age of 40 years and can be caused by neurological, vascular, endocrine, and psychiatric diseases, and by drugs, with psychogenic and organic risk factors coexisting in most men. Specific remedies can cure erectile dysfunction in a few patients: the mainstay of treatment in most will be oral therapy using a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor....

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