What is Erectile Dysfunction? (The Causes and Treatments)

Erectile dysfunction is common and is important in male health. It can have a great effect on a man’s and his partner’s life in general and in the bedroom and sometimes can even affect others around them.


What is Erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to maintain an erection firm enough to perform sexual intercourse. It is not an uncommon condition with reports stating that it affects 30 million men in America alone.

What are the causes of Erectile dysfunction?

There are many causes including psychological factors such as stress and anxiety, chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure and diabetes, poor lifestyle such as smoking and lack of exercise, certain medications, as well as hormone imbalance like low testosterone.

How to determine one has Erectile dysfunction?

Diagnosis is made with history and physical examination. Further laboratory tests, such as a blood tests and testosterone levels will help to identify potential causes.

What are the treatments for Erectile dysfunction?

Once a workup is complete, treatment may begin with:

  1. Lifestyle changes, such as stopping smoking and losing weight;
  2. Reduce medication contributing to the issue;
  3. Psychotherapy that can help reduce anxiety and stress;
  4. Oral medication known as phosphodiesterase inhibitors of which the most commonly known is Viagra help by increasing blood flow to the penis.
  5. Electro Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) – A new therapy involving pulsating soundwaves is used to stimulate blood vessel growth within the penis.
  6. Surgery may be needed in the form of implants or vascular surgery will last recommendation.


Erectile dysfunction is not uncommon and is important in male health. Help is available and we can discuss your issues to formulate a unique treatment plan.

All our doctors are certified in Singapore and professionally trained to assist you in your medical needs.

All our clinics have a special focus on providing comprehensive and holistic care for Men’s Health Issues. We provide a private and comfortable setting for you to discuss your problem with our doctors.

Do I have Erectile Dysfunction?

You can download this Erectile Dysfunction Questionnaire to find out more. here

Never heard of Electro Shockwave Treatment?

Poor flow of blood into the penis caused by unhealthy blood vessels result in Erectile Dysfunction. Electro Shockwave treatment involves painlessly shooting low-intensity shockwaves into the penis causing new and healthy blood vessels to develop.

We have a video about that. here

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