Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection during sex in over three fourths of all attempts in a time period of 6 months or longer despite sexual arousal.
When the erectile center in healthy men is stimulated, the blood vessels in the spongy body of the penis open up to increase blood flow. Drainage of blood from the penis is reduced by the closing of the veins, causing an increased amount of blood to accumulate in the penis, from which an erection results. Other medical conditions such as (a) venal issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), and dyslipidemia, (b) an issue with the nerves such as paraplegia, multiple sclerosis, dementia, epilepsy, or (c) hormonal imbalances such as low testosterone or hyperprolactinaemia may be responsible for erectile dysfunction. Psychological issues such as fear of failing to perform sexually, depression, stressful experiences, and dysfunctional partner relationships can lead to erectile dysfunction. Additionally, it’s possible that nerves responsible for having an erection could have been damaged during a prostate operation or there could be side effects from medication.
Erectile dysfunction affects about 5% of men in their 40s, 15% of those in their 60s, and 50% over 70. With advanced age the issue is usually physical, whereas with younger men it’s usually a psychological issue. The patient suffers from the inability to achieve an erection to have sexual intercourse despite being sexually aroused.
Possible causes need to be evaluated and eliminated, appropriate medication can be administered, and a testosterone replacement therapy can be put in place. For psychological causes, psychotherapy is the first course of action. Phosphodiesterase inhibitors (such as Viagra®) can be used to improve the flow of blood into the spongy body. Pre-existing conditions such as heart disease, liver insufficiency, and serious retinal diseases require other treatments. Other medicinal drugs can be injected directly into the penis. Besides that, there are penis pumps and operations that treat the vessels and implantation of hydraulic prosthetics.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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