Quit smoking.Cut back on alcohol (no more than 2 drinks per day).DO NOT use illegal drugs.Get plenty of sleep and take time to relax.Stay at a healthy weight for your height.Exercise and eat a healthy diet to keep good blood circulation.If you have diabetes, keep blood sugar well-controlled.Talk openly with your partner about your relationship and sex life. Seek counseling if you and your partner have trouble communicating. References
This information provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone. Talk to your family doctor to find out if this information applies to you and to get more information on this subject. .
Some men choose not to discuss it with anybody or not to go to their doctor because they: Think they have normal erection, so it is unnecessary to take any treatment Assume they can stop their sexual life, so it is unnecessary to take any treatment Are afraid they may have an incurable disease Are worried about a wrong diagnosis Do not have easy access to a doctor Have had a negative experience in the hospital Have friends or relatives who had a negative experience when treated for a similar condition Do not know about possible treatment options Have financial issues Feel isolated because of their age or condition
You'll know you're activating pelvic floor muscles if you feel the contraction more towards the front of your body than the back.
Recent stroke or heart attackSevere heart disease, such as unstable angina or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)Severe heart failureUncontrolled high blood pressureUncontrolled diabetesVery low blood pressure
A study published in May 2014 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that some men can reverse erectile dysfunction with healthy lifestyle changes, such as exercise, weight loss, a varied diet, and good sleep. The Australian researchers also showed that even if erectile dysfunction medication is required, it's likely to be more effective if you implement these healthy lifestyle changes.
Our physicians are experienced in treating the complete range of urologic conditions and diseases, from kidney stones and sexual dysfunction to prostate cancer, incontinence and infertility.
Nearly every primary care physician, internist and geriatrician will be treating men with ED.
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Eat a healthy dietStop smokingLose excess weightExercise dailyMaintain normal blood pressure and cholesterol levelsGet help for alcohol or drug addiction problemsLearn about the side effects of medicines you takeConsider couples counseling if you and your partner are having trouble communicating
Sexual dysfunction is more common as men age. According to the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, about 40% of men experience some degree of inability to have or maintain an erection at age 40 compared with 70% of men at age 70. And the percentage of men with erectile dysfunction increases from 5% to 15% as age increases from 40 to 70 years. erectile dysfunction can be treated at any age.
Since endothelial dysfunction, CVD and ED are closely associated in epidemiological studies, the question for clinicians is whether to recommend the man presenting with ED undergo a cardiovascular (CV) evaluation. Clearly, based on numerous studies, ED can be considered at least a ‘marker’ for possible further vascular disease or CVD.15 In their report, Vlachopoulos and coworkers make the point that the man presenting with ED, the clinician, is offered an opportunity to attempt to improve the health of the man by addressing lifestyle modification, and consider further vascular evaluation owing to the clear relationship between endothelial dysfunction, ED and CVD.19
Speedy, gentle, and enduring treatment is the ideal help for any problem. Physical activity can help you restore your sexual wellness.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), commonly known as “impotence,” is defined by the National Institute of Health as: “Inability of the male to attain and maintain erection of the penis to permit satisfactory sexual intercourse.” In other words, ED is the difficulty for a man to get and keep a firm penis for sexual activity.
Some men should not take PDE5 inhibitors. They can cause hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure that can lead to fainting and even shock) when given to patients who are taking nitrates (medications taken for heart disease). Therefore, patients taking nitrates daily should not take any of the PDE5 inhibitors. Nitrates relieve angina (chest pain due to insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle because of narrowing of the coronary arteries); these include nitroglycerine tablets, patches, ointments, sprays, and pastes, as well as isosorbide dinitrate and isosorbide mononitrate. Other nitrates such as amyl nitrate and butyl nitrate also are in some recreational drugs called "poppers."
When you're working out regularly, you develop more endurance. That's important for your sexual health, because having sex is in itself a workout. The Mayo Clinic compares a bout of sexual intercourse to climbing two or three flights of stairs. And a study by the National Institutes of Health says a half-hour of sexual activity can burn 125 calories for men and nearly 100 for women, similar to walking at a 3 mile-per-hour pace.
Citrulline is an amino acid. It is a precursor to L-arginine, an amino acid that dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow. Despite the fact that citrulline is not a component of muscle, it appears to stimulate muscle growth (Bahri et al., 2013). Increasing blood flow and muscle mass are two advantages that will help you lose weight and improve your cardiovascular health.