Erectile dysfunction in the European Urology Week
According to Ignacio Moncada, Andrology Group coordinator of the Spanish Association of Urology (EAU), "although the marketing of sildenafil for 12 years meant that 16% of men with erection problems seeing a doctor, currently the percentage of that query does not exceed 35-40%. " Anyway, Ignacio Moncada said that "with the diagnosis and treatment, between 30 and 50% of cases could be prevented."
In the framework of the European Urology Week, urologists have insisted that is a medical problem and emphasize the importance of banishing misconceptions associated with erectile dysfunction. Some of the misconceptions that exist around this sexual disorder are that it is a problem of psychological origin and that alcohol may increase the ability to maintain an erection or available oral medications are addictive.
Experts point out that erectile dysfunction can be a warning sign of cardiovascular disease, so you should go immediately to the urologist at the first manifestations. It is estimated that 80% of erectile dysfunction cases there is an underlying physical cause such as diabetes, hypertension or a cardiovascular problem, and that 20-25% respond to psychological factors.