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)

(Viagra)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
170
Tried for
erectile dysfunction (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Cialis)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
130
Tried for
erectile dysfunction (8)

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)

(Viagra)
Perceived effectiveness
for erectile dysfunction (5 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness upon standing facial flushing 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
erectile dysfunction (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Cialis)
Perceived effectiveness
for erectile dysfunction (4 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty with orgasm sinus congestion
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
erectile dysfunction (8)
  • 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?

  • 7 new patients joined this month
  • 288 say erectile dysfunction is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 33
30s 97
40s 98
50s 120
60s 154
70+ 74
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 21
30-39 years 29
40-49 years 48
50-59 years 37
60-69 years 14
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 561
Female 24

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 159
Not Diagnosed 48

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