Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the term referring to what is popularly known as impotence (a word which, being somewhat negative for the patient, is becoming less used). It involves “the difficulty or inability, persistent or recurrent, to achieve and / or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual activity.”
Up to 80% of men may suffer from erectile disorder at some moment in their life. Age, diabetes, hypertension and other metabolic and vascular pathologies define the population group at high risk of developing erectile dysfunction. In Spain 20% of men between 25 and 70 years suffer from this problem.
100% recovery of erection can be guaranteed nowadays in almost all men with erectile dysfunction. The different treatments available are applied in stages and virtually 100% of cases can resume sexual relations.
A penile prosthesis is the solution to impotence in patients who do not respond to other treatments. These alternative treatments may be drugs, injections or successful treatment based on low intensity shock waves. A penile prosthesis provides the penis with sufficient rigidity to penetrate but does not restore the natural erection.
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