Erectile Dysfunction

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

[Video] What are the Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction?

What treatments are available for Erectile Dysfunction? In this video Doctor Katelaris explains how the treatments will usually come down to the causes.

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The treatments for erectile dysfunction are tailor-made to the patient.

Now, some men have significant psychogenic erectile dysfunction. This means that they’ve had a bad experience in the past, or perhaps they’ve lost their beloved partner and they’ve just lacking sexual confidence.

These men need to be dealt with sympathetically and generally speaking, with a kind ear and a few kind words so that they regain their confidence.

Now, men with physical or organic erectile dysfunction, men with diabetes or men, who’ve had prostate cancer surgery for example – they need physical treatments.

The commonest physical treatments are the use of pills like Viagra or Cialis, the use of penile injection therapy, or ultimately, and perhaps the best long-term treatment, the implantation of a penile prosthesis.

Erectile dysfunction is a very common problem. It really affects a man’s self-esteem and self-confidence.

Therefore, if you’re listening to me talk about erectile dysfunction, understand that we know it’s a problem, we know it upsets you. Come in and let’s talk about it and let’s individualise the treatment to your particular situation.

Doctor Katelaris offers Erectile Dysfunction treatment methods in the Urology Outpatient Clinic in Hornsby, if you would like to make an enquiry, contact Katelaris Urology today.

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Why is my penis bent?

There can be many reasons for a penis to be bent. It is not unusual have a penis curve slightly upwards, right or left when erect. However if you are concerned that the curve is more than slight, it could be symptomatic of Peyronie’s Disease. The primary cause of the disease is so far unknown but can be attributed to a variety of things.

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Prevalence of Peyronie's Disease

Penile Curvature ‘Affects One in Five’

Penile curvature is much more prevalent among men than originally thought, suggesting that Peyronie’s disease is underdiagnosed, Australian researchers say.

Data from a population-based survery of 1782 Australian men, with a mean age of 55, found that 19% had penile curvature, which is more than double the previous estimate of 9%

The survey showed that the average age for the development of the condition was just over 42 years and that one in three men reported curvature equal to, or greater than, 30 degrees.

The psychosexual effects of penile curvature was also laid bare, with one in six men complaining of penile pain or discomfort when they had an erection and one in five men experiencing difficulty during penetrative intercourse.

The survey provides the first available population-based prevalence estimate for penile curvature, but the men were not asked whether they had been diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease.

The researchers, led by Brisbane urologist Associate Professor Eric Chung from the university of Queensland, said the incidence rate of Peyronie’s disease appeared to have risen in recent years “partly because more men are willing to come forward for treatment due to increasing awareness and less stigmatization”.

Given the high prevalence of penile curvature in this country, there is a need to raise awareness and implemented effective screening and treatment strategies,” the authors wrote.

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