Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Menu

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction: Overview, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and More | Singapore General Hospital

Erectile Dysfunction - What it is

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep a firm erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.

In an erection, impulses from the brain and local nerves cause the muscles of the corpora cavernosa, two chambers in the penis, to relax and allow blood to flow in through the arteries and fill the spaces. The engorged chambers expand the penis and the tunica albuginea, a membrane covering the two chambers, helps to sustain the erection. The erection ends when muscles in the penis contract to stop the inflow of blood and open the veins for blood outflow.


Erectile Dysfunction - Symptoms

Erectile Dysfunction - How to prevent?

Erectile Dysfunction - Preparing for surgery

Erectile Dysfunction - Post-surgery care

Erectile Dysfunction - Other Information

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

TOP
Discover articles,videos, and guides afrom Singhealth's resources across the web. These information are collated, making healthy living much easier for everyone.