Erectile dysfunction

Overview

What is erectile dysfunction? Learn more about erectile dysfunction causes, symptoms and treatment in this overview with information on popular medications like Viagra and Cialis as well as ED diagnosis and prevention advice.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get or maintain an erection that is sufficient to ensure satisfactory sexual intercourse for both partners.

Causes of erectile dysfunction

If a problem occurs at any step in the process of getting an erection, the erection may be absent, insufficient or short-lived. Learn more about the causes of erectile dysfunction.

Preventing erectile dysfunction

Many erection problems can be prevented or even reversed by a more relaxed approach to sex and by rediscovering sensuality.

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction

If you are unable to achieve an erection adequate for sex, or unable to have an erection at all, you may be suffering from symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

Diagnosing erectile dysfunction

Making an exact diagnosis of erectile dysfunction can be complicated as both physical and psychological factors may be involved.

Erectile dysfunction treatment

In order to prescribe treatment for erectile dysfunction, your doctor first has to know what the cause of the problem is.

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Erectile Dysfunction Expert

Dr Kenny du Toit is a urologist practicing in Rondebosch, Cape Town. He is also consultant at Tygerberg hospital, where he is a senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University. He is a member of the South African Urological Association, Colleges of Medicine South Africa and Société Internationale d’Urologie. Board registered with both the HPCSA (Health professions council of South Africa) and GMC (General medical council UK). He has a keen interest in oncology, kidney stones and erectile dysfunction.http://www.dutoiturology.co.za

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