Shim Clinic Logo
Erectile DysfunctionPremature EjaculationAndropause

Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Singapore - Shim Clinic

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the male inability during sexual stimulation, to get and keep an erection hard enough for penetration, maintenance, and completion of sexual intercourse, resulting a in a lack of satisfaction for the male.

Shim Clinic has a special focus on the diagnosis, and treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Physical causes of ED result from vascular and neurological damage caused by diabetes and hypertension, and also hormonal insufficiencies. Psychological causes also play a part like lack of interest in the partner.

Penile erection results when it’s sponge like body is engorged when blood that enters it is prevented from exiting. Stimulus from the brain travelling through nerves that enter the penis trigger this activity, and results from sexual arousal.

Erectile dysfunction may be assessed with the international index of erectile function (IIEF-5) a.k.a. sexual health inventory for men (SHIM), and an erectile dysfunction diagnosis made:

Table 2  The IIEF-5 questionnairea
Over the past six months:
1 How do you rate your confidence that you could get and keep an erection? Very low Low Moderate High Very high
1 2 3 4 5
2 When you had erections with sexual stimulation, how often were your erections hard enough for penetration? Almost never / never A few times (much less than half the time) Sometimes (about half the time) Most times (much more than half the time) Almost always / always
1 2 3 4 5
3 During sexual intercourse, how often were you able to maintain your erection after you had penetrated (entered) your partner? Almost never / never A few times (much less than half the time) Sometimes (about half the time) Most times (much more than half the time) Almost always / always
1 2 3 4 5
4 During sexual intercourse, how difficult was it to maintain your erection to completion of intercourse? Extremely difficult Very difficult Difficult Slightly difficult Not difficult
1 2 3 4 5
5 When you attempted sexual intercourse, how often was it satisfactory for you? Almost never / never A few times (much less than half the time) Sometimes (about half the time) Most times (much more than half the time) Almost always / always
1 2 3 4 5
aThe IIEF-5 score is the sum of the ordinal responses to the five items; thus, the score can range from 5 to 25.

ED severity:

  • severe (5-7),
  • moderate (8-11),
  • mild to moderate (12-16),
  • mild (17-21), and
  • no ED (22-25).

Reference

Erectile dysfunction treatment is available NOW.


Blog articles about #erectiledysfunction


Latest News

Strength in Numbers
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:19:56 +0800 | EyeForPharma
The HARMONY – Healthcare Alliance for Resourceful Medicines Offensive against Neoplasms in hematologY – has a seemingly simple aim; to use big data to improve the care of patients with blood cancers. By gathering, integrating and analyzing anonymous patient data from high-quality sources, the project – jo intly funded by EFPIA and the European Union under the Innovative Medicines Initiative – has united seven pharmaceutical companies with more than 40 universities, research organizations, patient organizations, public bodies and non-profit groups to help define patient outcomes and improve decision making for policy makers, payers and clinicians.We spoke to EFPIA Project Lead Tay Salimullah, Director, Global Market Access, Cell& Gene Therapies at Novartis Oncology, and EFPIA Co...

Acupuncture found to help treat men with erectile dysfunction and fertility issues
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:37:05 +0800 | NaturalNews.com
(Natural News) Today, infertility is threatening the peace and joy in many homes. No matter how hard they try, about 12 percent of American women aged between 15 and 44 years have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When it comes to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Erection Protection: Is Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Prevention Possible?
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0800 | MedicineNet Mens Health General
Title: Erection Protection: Is Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Prevention Possible?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)

Erectile dysfunction NEWS: Avoid THIS diet - it can affect sex AND fertility
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:12:00 +0800 | Daily Express - Health
ERECTILE dysfunction also known as impotence, is the inability to get and maintain and erection. The condition - which can be caused by a range of issues - could be affected by diet, experts have warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

Herbal supplements' illegal ingredients pose health risk, experts warn
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 00:00:05 +0800 | Guardian Unlimited Science
Unlicensed medicines used in obesity or erection remedies could lower blood pressure or raise chances of heart attack Many herbal supplements, including for obesity and erectile dysfunction, contain hidden unlicensed pharmaceutical ingredients that could endanger people ’s health, experts have warned.The research team, from Queen ’s University Belfast, Kingston University in London and the life sciences testing company LGC, concluded thatnot only do such supplements often make unverified claims as to their benefits but some have illegal ingredients which could pose a threat – potentially causing low blood pressure or an increased risk of heart attacks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

Effective Erectile Dysfunction Treatments: What to Do After an Impotence Diagnosis
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0800 | MedicineNet Mens Health General
Title: Effective Erectile Dysfunction Treatments: What to Do After an Impotence DiagnosisCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)?
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0800 | MedicineNet Mens Health General
Title: What Causes Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)

Erectile dysfunction: Could acupuncture be non-invasive CURE to make men last longer?
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:30:00 +0800 | Daily Express - Health
ACUPUNCTURE could help men stave off erectile dysfunction and last longer in the bedroom, university experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

Could acupuncture cure erectile dysfunction?
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:33:50 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Experts at the University of Sheffield found various alternative treatments - including acupuncture and a Korean topical cream - have significant desirable effects for men with sexual dysfunction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

How alcohol can cause erectile dysfunction
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 23:01:12 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Too much alcohol prevents the body from shutting blood vessels in the penis to prevent blood from leaving, says Dr Adam Simon, from Push Doctor - the UK's digital GP service. (Source: the Mail online | Health)


Related Concepts


Private & Confidential Service