Erectile dysfunction

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What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual performance.

Common symptoms reported by people with erectile dysfunction

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for erectile dysfunction

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cialis)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
152
Tried for
erectile dysfunction (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Viagra)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
203
Tried for
erectile dysfunction (7)

Data from patients with erectile dysfunction, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with erectile dysfunction

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cialis)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
erectile dysfunction (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Viagra)
Perceived effectiveness
for erectile dysfunction (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
erectile dysfunction (7)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with erectile dysfunction, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has erectile dysfunction on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 5 new patients joined this month
  • 451 say erectile dysfunction is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 41
30s 120
40s 130
50s 152
60s 185
70+ 107
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 22
30-39 years 31
40-49 years 49
50-59 years 36
60-69 years 17
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 717
Female 32

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 164
Not Diagnosed 52

These charts show data from erectile dysfunction patients who have completed their condition history
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