Histopathological changes in erectile tissue and testis in ageing male

Hema Malini Aiyer

Epidemiologic studies have shown an association between aging and male ED, demonstrating that thepercentage of potent men decreases from 60% to 33% between 40 and 70 years of age a decrease in elastic fibers in the tunica albuginea and an alteration of microarchitecture may contribute to impotence in some
Until recently we had a poor understanding of the effect of aging on male fertility. It was assumed that male fertility was relatively immortal because so many elderly men have been able to impregnate their wives. However, there has been previous crude data showing a relative decrease in sperm count, and possibly fertility, in a certain percent of aging men.

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