Erectile dysfunction in the ageing man.

  • Eric Wespes
  • Published 2000 in Current opinion in urology


Most studies have shown an increase in the prevalence of erectile dysfunction with ageing. Penile erection is a vascular phenomenon resulting from smooth muscle relaxation, arterial dilatation and venous restriction. The atherosclerosis of the penis that occurs with ageing causes a decrease in penile oxygen tension. This change in oxygen tension impacts… (More)


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