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Diseases » Impotence » Summary
 

What is Impotence?

What is Impotence?

Impotence is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection that is sufficient to complete sexual intercourse. Impotence is a common ...more »

  • Impotence: Inability to attain or sustain an erection.
  • Impotence: The inability to perform sexual intercourse.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Impotence: an inability (usually of a male) to copulate.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Impotence: Introduction

Types of Impotence:

Types of Impotence:

Broader types of Impotence:

How many people get Impotence?

Prevalance of Impotence: 30 million men (NIDDK)
Prevalance Rate of Impotence: approx 1 in 9 or 11.03% or 30 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Impotence: 617,715 new cases
Incidence Rate of Impotence: approx 1 in 440 or 0.23% or 617,714 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Impotence: Experts believe impotence affects between 10 and 15 million American men. (Source: excerpt from Impotence: NIDDK)

Who gets Impotence?

Profile for Impotence: Incidence rises with age: about 5 percent of men at the age of 40 and between 15 and 25 percent of men at the age of 65 experience impotence. Yet, it is not an inevitable part of aging. (Source: excerpt from Impotence: NIDDK)

How serious is Impotence?

Complications of Impotence: see complications of Impotence
Prognosis of Impotence: Impotence is treatable in all age groups, and awareness of this fact has been growing. More men have been seeking help and returning to near-normal sexual activity because of improved, successful treatments for impotence. (Source: excerpt from Impotence: NIDDK)

What causes Impotence?

Causes of Impotence: see causes of Impotence
Causes of Impotence: Impotence usually has a physical cause, such as disease, injury, or drug side-effects. Any disorder that impairs blood flow in the penis has the potential to cause impotence. (Source: excerpt from Impotence: NIDDK)
Risk factors for Impotence: see risk factors for Impotence

What are the symptoms of Impotence?

Symptoms of Impotence: see symptoms of Impotence

Complications of Impotence: see complications of Impotence

Impotence: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Impotence.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Impotence.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Impotence: Urologists, General practitioner, Primary care physician, Diabetologist, Sexologist, Urologist, Nephrologist, Psychologist, Endocrinologist, General surgeon, Urology surgeon, Vascular surgeon, Psychiatrist, Neuropharmacologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Impotence.
Treatments for Impotence: see treatments for Impotence
Alternative treatments for Impotence: see alternative treatments for Impotence
Research for Impotence: see research for Impotence

Society issues for Impotence


Hospitalization statistics for Impotence: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Impotence:

  • 0.007% (907) of hospital consultant episodes were for sexual dysfunction not caused by organic disorders or diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for sexual dysfunction not caused by organic disorders or diseases required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for sexual dysfunction not caused by organic disorders or diseases were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for sexual dysfunction not caused by organic disorders or diseases were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for sexual dysfunction not caused by organic disorders or diseases required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for sexual dysfunction not caused by organic disorders or diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for sexual dysfunction not caused by organic disorders or diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Impotence:

Organs and body systems related to Impotence include:

Name and Aliases of Impotence

Main name of condition: Impotence

Other names or spellings for Impotence:

erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction Source - Diseases Database

Impotency
Source - WordNet 2.1

Impotence: Related Conditions

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