Erectile Dysfunction: An Update

Saurabh Nimesh, Ravi Tomar, Manoj Kumar, Nitish Tyagi, Piyush Kumar Shukla
2019 Advances in Medical, Dental and Health Sciences  
Erectile dysfunction or Sexual dysfunction or male impotence is defined as the inability of a man to achieve and maintain an erection sufficient for mutually satisfactory intercourse with his partner. Sexual health and function are important determinants of quality of life. ED is a significant and common medical problem. An estimated 150 million men worldwide have some degree of ED, and more than twice that many are expected to be affected by 2025. Several orally active drugs Apomorphine
more » ... ual, Sildenafil, Vardenafil, Tadalafil and Avanafil are currently prescribed for the treatment of ED to improve the arterial blood flow to the penile tissue. Herbal medicinal plants and their extracts have been used in traditional medicine in treatment of ED. These herbal medicinal drugs are including Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Yohimbine, Safed musli, Shilajit, Ginkgo. The present review provides an overview of the knowledge of ED or sexual dysfunction at the time.
doi:10.5530/amdhs.2019.1.3 fatcat:h2aekabebjd3pftnvasjzvflxa