“Male sexual dysfunction is a common health problem affecting men of all ages, but is more common with increasing age”.1

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Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Male Sexual Dysfunction/Problems
  • Sexual Dysfunction/Problems In Males

Definition

What is male sexual dysfunction?

In Sexual Dysfunction In Males: Overview – What Is Sexual Dysfunction In Males? the (United States) Cleveland Clinic’s definition is:

“Sexual dysfunction is any physical or psychological problem that prevents you or your partner from getting sexual satisfaction. Male sexual dysfunction is a common health problem affecting men of all ages, but is more common with increasing age”.2

TypesSexual Health and Male Sexual Dysfunction

What are some types of male sexual dysfunction?

In Sexual Problems In Men: Summary the (United States) MedlinePlus note:

“Many men have sexual problems. They become more common as men age. Problems can include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reduced or lost interest in sex
  • Problems with ejaculation
  • Low testosterone”.3

Factors

What factors may affect male sexual dysfunction?

The MedlinePlus note:

“Stress, illness, medicines, or emotional problems may also be factors”.4

Treatment

How is male sexual dysfunction treated?

In Sexual Dysfunction In Males: Management and Treatment – How Is Male Sexual Dysfunction Treated? the Cleveland Clinic explain:

“Many cases of sexual dysfunction can be corrected by treating the mental or physical problems that cause it. Treatments include:

  • “Medications: Drugs that help improve sexual function by increasing blood flow to the penis. Sildenafil (Viagra®), vardenafil (Levitra®), and tadalafil (Cialis®) are safe and effective for most me
  • Hormone therapy: Low levels of testosterone raised by hormone replacement therapies that include injections, patches or gels
  • Psychological therapy: A psychological counselor to help you address feelings of anxiety, depression, fear or guilt that may affect sexual function
  • Mechanical aids: Vacuum devices and penile implants that can help some men with erectile dysfunction”.5

Health Care Provider

What if I think I have male sexual dysfunction?

If you think you have male sexual dysfunction, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this. MedlinePlus explain:

“Occasional problems with sexual function are common. If problems last more than a few months or cause distress for you or your partner, you should see your health care provider”.6

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  1. Sexual Problems In Men: Summary. Page Last Updated on 12 June 2020. Topic Last Reviewed: 24 August 2016. MedlinePlus https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexualproblemsinmen.html Accessed: 12 November 2020
  2. Sexual Dysfunction In Males: Overview – What Is Sexual Dysfunction? Page Last Reviewed: 14 October 2019. Cleveland Clinic https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9122-sexual-dysfunction-in-males Accessed: 12 November 2020
  3. Sexual Problems In Men: Summary. Page Last Updated on 12 June 2020. Topic Last Reviewed: 24 August 2016. MedlinePlus https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexualproblemsinmen.html Accessed: 12 November 2020
  4. Sexual Problems In Men: Summary. Page Last Updated on 12 June 2020. Topic Last Reviewed: 24 August 2016. MedlinePlus https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexualproblemsinmen.html Accessed: 12 November 2020
  5. Sexual Dysfunction In Males: Overview – What Is Sexual Dysfunction? Page Last Reviewed: 14 October 2019. Cleveland Clinic https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9122-sexual-dysfunction-in-males/management-and-treatment Accessed: 12 November 2020
  6. Sexual Problems In Men Summary. Page Last Updated on 12 June 2020. Topic Last Reviewed: 24 August 2016. MedlinePlus https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexualproblemsinmen.html Accessed: 12 November 2020

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