Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for intercourse.
Most men will occasionally have ED, which shouldn't cause worry. However, if ED becomes a consistent problem, it can cause emotional distress, impact your quality of life, and indicate an underlying health issue.
The penis comprises three main chambers: the urethra, where urine and semen pass, and the paired corpora cavernosa. The corpora are composed of a firm elastic layer called the tunica albuginea, and the inner erectile tissue called the corpora cavernosa fills with blood during an erection.
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Just as no two patients are alike, erectile dysfunction requires a personalized treatment plan to obtain the best possible outcomes. City of Hope's renowned physicians and researchers utilize the latest technology and innovation to treat urologic conditions, coupled with our enduring belief in providing unparalleled compassionate care.
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