The incidence of erectile dysfunction (ED) increases with age and may also be associated with other health problems such as diabetes, obesity, smoking and metabolic syndrome. It is also regarded as a window into the body where ED may point to the presence of other health problems such as silent ischaemic heart disease. Diagnosis, investigation and appropriate management will be presented including a discussion on the latest treatment option, shock wave therapy.
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medication is widely used as a treatment for mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders in Australia and worldwide. It has been demonstrated, however, that SSRIs can negatively impact on sexual functioning and influence all phases of the sexual cycle.