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The other day I was working on an article about the advertising campaigns of John R. Brinkley in the 1930s on the Mexican border-blasters and this brought to mind the barrage of commercials now going on TV from 4 manufacturers who all in one way or another are aiming at the male impotence market. So I checked to see what had been written to date and found 4 disconnected stubs and this article about impotence. I have not changed any text merely added text to date and removed my own duplicated comments that I have previously added to the stubs. I do not intend to add a lot more to this article but instead of creating 4 stubs and a bit of article it would be better to create one good article. If anyone has a better idea about any of this please feel free to add your own copy. MPLX/MH 06:42, 11 Feb 2005 (UTC)
I object completely to this method of improvement. Those "4 disconnected stubs", as you characterize them, were Sildenafil (Viagra), Vardenafil (Cialis), Tadalafil (Levitra), and Enzyte -- and none (especially Sildenafil) are disconnected. Perhaps you should have checked before blanking their content and directing to Impotence. --Calton 09:16, 11 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Astonishingly I continue to be hounded by an Administrator who has deleted the recipe I placed for an Aphrodisiac. Aphrodisiacs are aimed at the psychological element of ED and include such herbs as Yohimbe and Celery. There are commercial treatments available too :"X-cite is an enhanced herbal viagra alternative for women. It contains several natural aphrodisiacs which work together to heighten sexual desire and improve sexual performance. "  The Number 13:39, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- This link to a commercial site is not to advertise the product but to show the link between aphrodisiacs and improved sexual performance. Previously my editing was deleted by someone who seems to think there is no such link. There are many many products on the market that claim to improve ED by acting as an aphrodisiac. AFAIK there is no 'viagra alternative or even viagra, that has been shown to work on women. The Number 17:38, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Clinical Tests Text
The text concerning clinical tests comes from MediPrimer:ED Primer. As the copyright holder of that website, I authorize the use of this text under the GFDL as part of Wikipedia. User:Yashka78 19:26, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Relation to Andropause
I was suprised that there was no discussion of erectile dysfunction as having significant statistical correlation with age.
Then I realized that there's a whole article called andropause that discusses this aspect in great detail. There should definitely be prominent links between this ED page and the andropause page.
Searching around various websites, I found phrases like the following: http://familydoctor.org/109.xml Erectile dysfunction doesn't have to be a part of getting older. It's true that as you get older, you may need more stimulation (such as stroking and touching) to get an erection. You might also need more time between erections. But older men should still be able to get an erection and enjoy sex.
This kind of statement is clearly POV, and in my opinion doesn't belong on a website called "familydoctor.org", although this sort of POV should of course be mentioned as it is in the article. However, I feel that the conspicuous absence of statistical data on this page actually supports the kind of statement shown above, making this page a comprehensive Consumer's Reports for meatstick drugs, rather than a discussion of erectile dysfunction.
I don't know how to manage the licensing, know what info is copyrighted, etc., but we need a section on statistics and a link to andropause.
Some relevant links below.
Aug. 4, 2003: A new study shows that as men age they eventually will come face to face with erectile dysfunction (ED), commonly known as impotence. http://www.webmd.com/content/article/72/81524.htm
By age 45, most men have experienced erectile dysfunction at least some of the time. According to the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, complete impotence increases from 5% among men 40 years of age to 15% among men 70 years and older. Population studies conducted in the Netherlands found that some degree of erectile dysfunction occurred in 20% of men between ages 50 to 54, and in 50% of men between ages 70 to 78. http://www.medicinenet.com/impotence_ed/article.htm
Definition of Impotency
This page is a mess. Eight of the first 10 sentences make significant statements of "fact" with absolutely no citations:
"A penile erection is the hydraulic effect of blood entering and being retained in sponge-like bodies within the penis. The process is often initiated as a result of sexual arousal, when signals are transmitted from the brain to nerves in the penis. Erectile dysfunction is indicated when an erection is difficult to produce. There are various circulatory causes. The most important organic causes are cardiovascular disease and diabetes, neurological problems (for example, trauma from prostatectomy surgery), hormonal insufficiencies (hypogonadism) and drug side effects. Psychological impotence is where erection or penetration fails due to thoughts or feelings (psychological reasons) rather than physical impossibility; this is somewhat less frequent but often can be helped. Notably in psychological impotence, there is a strong response to placebo treatment. Erectile dysfunction, tied closely as it is about ideas of physical well being, can have severe psychological consequences."