The causes of erectile dysfunction are many, including physical problems like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even sleep disorders. Medication taken for health conditions can result in erectile dysfunction, as can alcohol and smoking.
Erectile dysfunction is the ongoing inability to achieve or maintain an erect penis, and men experience these erectile dysfunction symptoms: .
If regular exercise doesn’t resolve the issue, consult with your doctor. There are other options available to treat erectile dysfunction. Your doctor may suggest any of the following:
Whilst erectile dysfunction may be related to both mental and physical disorders, in approximately 80% of cases, medical conditions may play a contributory role. It is therefore important for all patients experiencing erectile dysfunction to be reviewed by their GP.
The academic team, from James Cook University in Australia, found 47 of patients with ED admitted the exercises helped.
The various PDE5 inhibitors share several common side effects, including flushing, nasal congestion, nausea, dyspepsia (stomach discomfort/indigestion), and diarrhea. Differences exist in side effects of the different PDE5 inhibitors, and thus it is important to be familiar with the prescribing information of the PDE5 inhibitor you are prescribed.
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These findings suggest that patients who present with ED and CV risk factors should be evaluated for silent CVD and should undergo a thorough CV evaluation.
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It may be uncomfortable for you to discuss your sex life with a urologist or a sexologist, but it is the most effective way to deal with your concerns. Together with your doctor, you can identify what is important in your sex life and choose the best treatment option to have a satisfactory sex life. If you have a partner, it is important to include them in these consultations.
1. Identify the pelvic floor muscles: To find the pelvic floor muscles, you can either stop urination midstream or squeeze the muscles that stop you from passing gas.
One of the most important causes for ED is vascular disease; examples include diabetes (Types I and II), high blood-pressure, high cholesterol/lipids, tobacco use, obesity, and lack of exercise. All of these conditions can lead to impaired response of the blood vessels responsible for controlling penile erection. There is evidence that men who have vascular disease and make healthy lifestyle changes (e.g. increasing exercise, losing weight, quitting smoking) may experience improvement in erectile function. It is important to remember that whatever is good for the heart is also good for the penis.
Often men with erectile dysfunction are able to improve sexual function by making a few lifestyle changes. Stopping smoking, losing weight, and exercising regularly can help by improving blood flow. If you suspect a medication could be contributing to erectile dysfunction, talk to your doctor about it.
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Other medical therapies under evaluation include ROCK inhibitors and soluble guanyl cyclase activators. Melanocortin receptor agonists are a new set of medications being developed in the field of erectile dysfunction. Their action is on the nervous system rather than the vascular system. PT-141 is a nasal preparation that appears to be effective alone or in combination with PDE5 inhibitors. The main side effects include flushing and nausea. These drugs are currently not approved for commercial use.