Erectile dysfunction (ED), also called impotence, is defined as the inability to get or maintain a firm erection for sexual activity. This tends to affect older men, but it can also affect younger men due to a number of factors. Erectile dysfunction in Singapore is a common sexual problem. However, many are too embarrassed to seek help.
We urge anyone affected to seek medical attention, because there is often an underlying medical cause worth identifying, and help is available to resolve the problem. At our clinic, we provide a detailed analysis of the underlying cause and recommend the best and most sustainable method of treatment that is individualized to the patient’s lifestyle.
The likelihood of erectile dysfunction increases with factors such as age, chronic diseases, smoking, medication, low testosterone and obesity.
How is Erectile Dysfunction Diagnosed?
Diagnosing erectile dysfunction involves a review of one’s medical history, a physical examination, and possibly additional laboratory tests. During the physical examination, the doctor will check for physical abnormalities and assess nerve sensitivity in the genital area. They may also order blood tests, urine tests (urinalysis), or ultrasound scans to identify underlying factors that may have contributed to the condition.
FAQs on Erectile DysfunctionCan erectile dysfunction be cured?
Erectile dysfunction can be treated through personalised and evidence-based treatments, such as oral medications, certain medical procedures, psychotherapy and lifestyle changes. The key is to consult an MOH-accredited doctor so that you can receive safe and effective treatments.How can one reduce the risk of developing erectile dysfunction?
One may lower their risk of erectile dysfunction by maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle, having a balanced diet, avoiding smoking and excessive drinking, as well as keeping their chronic medical conditions well-managed.What is the usual age for erectile dysfunction?
While erectile dysfunction can affect men at any age, it is more common as men get older, between the ages of 40 and 70.How long does it take to recover from erectile dysfunction?
This heavily depends on the underlying cause of the condition, the treatment method used, as well as the individual’s response to the treatment. While some cases may resolve within weeks, some may require a longer-term management. Your doctor will be in the best position to advise you on this.
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