Management pathways for erectile dysfunction in primary care

Martin Steggall, Imran Mohammed, Keryn Jones, Anthony Shanahan, Thomas Ellul, Nicholas Bullock, Gareth Brown

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Abstract

Erectile dysfunction is a common problem in primary care. Martin Steggall and colleagues discuss what needs to be assessed and the treatment options availableErectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability of a man to get and maintain an erection that is sufficient for sexual intercourse, and is a common problem. ED commonly has a profound negative impact on quality of life in the patient and his partner, which can result in changes to sexual self-confidence. This article outlines strategies for identifying and managing ED in primary care, outlining what needs to be assessed and the various treatment options available to manage the condition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalPractice Nursing
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors
  • Primary care
  • Treatment

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