Erectile dysfunction. - Free Online Library

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the consistent or recurrent

inability of a man to attain and /or maintain a penile erection

sufficient for sexual activity.

Sexual health and function are important determinants of quality of

life (QoL). ED and female sexual dysfunction (FSD) are increasingly

becoming more important because of an ageing population and newer


As this subject is discussed widely in the media, men and women are

seeking guidance. Successful treatment of ED has been demonstrated to

improve intimacy, satisfaction, and the sexual aspect of QoL, and

relieve symptoms of depression.