The term “erectile dysfunction” is widely used to denote permanent or periodic inability to achieve and / or maintain erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction prevalence among men of all ages is from 10 to 20%. According to andrologists, men suffered from various forms of erectile dysfunction in developed countries in 52% between ages of 40 and 70.
With age, certain changes take place in sexual intercourse physiology, which must be regarded as physiological. As they grow older, men lose ability to spontaneously erect under influence of fantasy, olfactory stimuli or viewing pictures. Therefore, with age, need for direct methods of external genital organs stimulation grows, which is often not understood by sexual partner, especially if she is accustomed to another scenario of sexual intercourse.
Despite physiological changes in healthy man, regardless of age, ability to have a sexual intercourse remains. Age is not a factor limiting sexual activity, however, it is the main factor leading to emergence of age-related androgen deficiency and chronic diseases that cause erectile dysfunction occurrence. With the age it is associated development of such disease as prostate adenoma, chances of getting chronic prostatitis increase with age.
Statistical Data about ED and Prostate
Data about sexual disorders in case of prostatitis have undergone changes over past few decades. There have been significant number of reports proving that prostatitis causes not only pain and impaired urination, but also leads to various sexual disorders including erectile dysfunction. Sexual disorders are observed in 52% of men with prostatitis.