Besides treating the underlying causes such as potassium deficiency or arsenic contamination of drinking water, the first line treatment of erectile dysfunction consists of a trial of PDE5 inhibitor (such as sildenafil). In some cases, treatment can involve prostaglandin tablets in the urethra, injections into the penis, a penile prosthesis, a penis pump or vascular reconstructive surgery.[1]

Con menos frecuencia se da en enfermedades del cerebro, como Parkinson, Alzheimer, trombosis y embolias cerebrales. También las alteraciones de la médula espinal, como la hernia de disco, fracturas de columna vertebral con daño medular. Las personas que han sido tratadas quirúrgicamente por cáncer de próstata, colon o recto, también pueden padecer disfunción eréctil.
Además, no ha sido comprobado que el tratamiento con testosterona ayuda la DE asociada con el hipogonadismo relacionado con la edad o de aparición tardía. No use terapia de testosterona que no haya sido prescrita por su doctor. El tratamiento con testosterona podría afectar la forma en que sus medicinas funcionan y causar efectos secundarios serios.

The Latin term impotentia coeundi describes simple inability to insert the penis into the vagina; it is now mostly replaced by more precise terms, such as erectile dysfunction (ED). The study of erectile dysfunction within medicine is covered by andrology, a sub-field within urology. Research indicates that erectile dysfunction is common, and it is suggested that approximately 40% of males with erectile dysfunction or impotence, at least occasionally.[35] The condition is also on occasion called phallic impotence.[36] Its antonym or opposite condition is priapism.[37][38]
El avanafilo: Cuyo nombre comercial es Spedra, actúa aumentando el flujo sanguíneo en el pene siempre en presencia de estimulación sexual. Debe tomarse 30 minutos antes de comenzar la relación sexual y su efecto puede durar hasta 6 horas. Al igual que los dos anteriores fármacos, su eficacia también se puede ver afectada por la ingesta de comidas ricas en grasas. Respecto a los efectos secundarios, son similares al resto de inhibidores de la fosfodiesterasa-5 (IPDE-5).
La excitación sexual masculina es un proceso complejo que involucra al cerebro, las hormonas, las emociones, los nervios, los músculos y los vasos sanguíneos. La disfunción eréctil puede ser el resultado de un problema con alguno de dichos factores. Del mismo modo, el estrés y las inquietudes relacionadas con la salud mental pueden provocar disfunción eréctil o empeorarla.
In exchange for political impotence, they would be mostly left alone and allowed to get rich. — Paul Mozur, New York Times, "Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras," 8 July 2018 Their suspicion is compounded by rumors that the polio vaccine causes impotence, death and, ironically, paralysis. — Meher Ahmad, New York Times, "Pakistan Has Just One New Polio Case, but Isn’t Declaring Victory Yet," 20 May 2018 Fighting back, even as an exercise in impotence, did a lot for McCain. — Alex Horton, Washington Post, "John McCain rebelled at the Naval Academy — and as a POW — long before he was a Senate maverick," 3 May 2018 Feelings of desperation and impotence are being felt throughout Central America, where the lawlessness, endemic poverty and levels of gang violence akin to war zones that have driven so many families from their homes show little signs of abating. — Washington Post, "Violence keeps Central Americans coming to US despite Trump," 21 June 2018 Uruguay's attacking impotence forced Oscar Tabarez to make two changes before the hour mark, with Nahitan Nandez and Giorgian de Arrascaeta replaced by Carlos Sanchez and Cristian Rodriguez. — SI.com, "Egypt 0-1 Uruguay: La Celeste Start With a Win as Gimenez Header Breaks Pharaohs' Hearts," 15 June 2018 It was fueled by physician ignorance and impotence, the habit of looking askance at patients whose symptoms could not be explained, and the arrival in the U.S. of German psychoanalysts who were disciples of Sigmund Freud. — Jim Carrier, STAT, "Lobotomies were once used to treat this gut disease, part of a shameful medical history," 12 June 2018 That signing's top attribute had better be goal-scoring, because the Sounders simply can't sustain with this level of attacking impotence. — Avi Creditor, SI.com, "The MLS XI, Week 14: Don't Hold Your Breath for an MLS Cup Threematch," 4 June 2018 Prostate cancer surgery in particular can have severe results, including incontinence and impotence. — Steven Petrow, Washington Post, "Watching but not treating cancer can be hard. Sometimes it’s the right approach.," 20 May 2018

La impotencia o disfunción eréctil es una enfermedad frecuente que si no se trata puede llegar a afectar a las relaciones con la pareja, la familia, el entorno laboral y social. Todos los hombres pueden llegar a tener problemas para tener una erección en su vida, especialmente si están cansados, tienen estrés, una enfermedad grave o están bajo los efectos del alcohol y las drogas.
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