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Men's health

Andrology (men's health) is a very large specialty and covers many topics.

One subspecialty is reproductive health. This includes sexual dysfunctions such as erectile dysfunction (erectile dysfunction) and premature ejaculation (ejaculatio praecox). They can be a burden not only for the affected man, but also for the partnership. It is important to talk openly about these common disorders. This is the only way to identify possible causes and start individual treatment.

Erectile dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction is when the erection of the penis for satisfactory sexual intercourse can continuously not be achieved or maintained. The causes may be organic, psychological, or a mixture of both. Erectile dysfunction can also be an indication of cardiovascular disease and should definitely be clarified!

In Austria, depending on the age group, between 25-71% of men are affected. The frequency increases with age.

The treatment options are manifold. One option is the so-called PDE-5 inhibitors, which can be taken as tablets if necessary. They cause the smooth muscles in the penis to relax, thus supporting the flow of blood, which triggers the erection. For the drugs to work, sexual stimulation is always required. Since PDE-5 inhibitors can influence the circulatory system and some pre-existing conditions, consultation with a physician is recommended.

Premature ejaculation (ejaculatio praecox, EP)

Premature ejaculation means that orgasm or ejaculation occurs within the first minute after vaginal penetration. Scientists believe that approximately one in five men are affected, regardless of age! Treatment options range from sex therapy and alternative treatment options to prescription medications. Whether, when and how ejaculatio praecox should be treated also depends on the partners, sexual desires and satisfaction and should be discussed with a doctor (e.g. a urologist or sex therapist).



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