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Erectile dysfunction

Also known as Impotence, Sexual Impotence, and Male Erectile Disorder

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with erectile dysfunction, 84% report having impotence, 28% report having retention of urine, and 23% report having symptoms of prostate. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of erectile dysfunction are impotence, symptoms of prostate, loss of sex drive, excessive urination at night, premature ejaculation, penis pain, and pain during intercourse, although you may still have erectile dysfunction without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with erectile dysfunction often receive hematologic tests, urinalysis, prostate specific antigen measurement, rectal examination, lipid panel, ultrasonography, hemoglobin a1c measurement and other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation) .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with erectile dysfunction include sildenafil (viagra), tadalafil (cialis), vardenafil (levitra), tamsulosin (flomax), testosterone, alprostadil (muse), dutasteride (avodart), alfuzosin (uroxatral), estradiol / testosterone, papaverine, colestipol, phentolamine and yohimbine .

Sildenafil (Viagra)
$538
(28 days)
Tadalafil (Cialis)
$295
(28 days)
Vardenafil (Levitra)
$94
(28 days)
Tamsulosin (Flomax)
$65
(28 days)
Testosterone
$185
(28 days)
Alprostadil (Muse)
$205
(21 days)
Dutasteride (Avodart)
$97
(28 days)
Alfuzosin (Uroxatral)
$98
(28 days)
Papaverine
$58
(28 days)
Colestipol
$47
(28 days)
Phentolamine
$231
(28 days)
Yohimbine

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for erectile dysfunction include sex == male, age 60-74 years and age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, sex == female, and age < 1 years almost never get erectile dysfunction.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.1x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
1.9x
60-74 years
2.7x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
2.4x
Female
0.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.1x
Other
0.6x
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