men taking erythromycin or ketoconazole should not take more than 5 mg of vardenafil in a 24-hour period;men taking high doses of ketoconazole (Nizoral) should not take more than 2.5 mg of vardenafil in a 24-hour period;men with moderately severe liver disease also should not take more than a 5 mg dose of vardenafil in a 24-hour period;men taking the protease inhibitor (for the treatment of HIV/AIDS) indinavir (Crixivan) should not take more than 2.5 mg of vardenafil in a 24-hour period; andmen taking another protease inhibitor ritonavir (Norvir), erythromycin, or ketoconazole, should not take more than 2.5 mg of vardenafil every 72 hours.
Aetna considers genetic polymorphism testing experimental and investigational for the evaluation of response to phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors in members with erectile dysfunction. .
Of the 90% of men who have an underlying physical cause, the main abnormalities found are: Cardiovascular disease in 40%; Diabetes in 33%; Hormone problems (e.g. high prolactin or low testosterone levels) & drugs (e.g. antihypertensives, antipsychotics, antidepressants, antihistamines, heroin, cocaine, methadone) in 11%; click here to watch a short video about testosterone deficiency from the NHS Health & Care Video Library. Neurological disorders in 10%; Pelvic surgery or trauma in 3-5%; and Anatomical abnormalities in 1-3% (e.g. tight foreskin, short penile frenulum, Peyronie's disease, inflammation, penile curvature). What treatments are available for this problem?
This test is done to confirm that a person is able to maintain erections at night or not. It is possible for an ordinary person to get an erection at night during a normal sleep routine. There are several causes of ED like emotional, mental, or physical and this test helps in determining the exact cause of the sexual problem.
SAS Working Group Contact the SAS Group Forum (BAUS members only) Mentors On-Line Links Other On-Line Resources Webinars, Podcasts & Newsletters
Aetna considers ESWT experimental and investigational for Peyronie’s disease because of a lack of evidence from prospective randomized controlled clinical studies of the effectiveness of ESWT for this indication.
A penile prosthesis is a pair of malleable (bendable) rods that are surgically inserted into the penis. It allows erections to happen by a mechanism of compressing on a special part by the device. Men disappointed with other treatments might be fit for penile prosthesis.
Older men are more likely to take medication for health problems, which could influence their risk.
A GP might recommend sex therapy, either on its own or in combination with other psychotherapy.
By using advanced testing methods like this, our physicians can find the underlying causes of your ED and create more individual and effective erectile dysfunction treatments.
Skip to main content Search the NHS website Search Home Health A to Z Back to Health A to Z
As your body becomes more familiar and used to these exercises, consider increasing the length of time you squeeze and hold the different pelvic muscles. You can also increase the number of repetitions or sets of exercises you do.
The production of testosterone and other hormones naturally decreases with age, and this can disrupt erections. Also, in rare instances, kidney failure and liver disease may throw off the balance of hormones necessary for proper erection and intercourse. In most cases, testosterone replacement therapy can bring levels of the hormone back to normal.
© 2022 American Cancer Society, Inc. All rights reserved. The American Cancer Society is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Tax ID Number: 13-1788491. Cancer.org is provided courtesy of the Leo and Gloria Rosen family.
Surgery is an option in some cases of erectile dysfunction. Most surgery cases are performed for one of three reasons: to implant a device to initiate erections; to reconstruct arteries and increase penis blood flow; to block off veins that allow blood to leak from the penile tissues.
There are times when the cause behind the sexual problem is not because of any physical cause but the psychological issues between a person or a couple. Problems like martial issues and lack of communication can be the reason for having a low sex desire or unpleasurable sex. By giving proper counseling and couples therapies doctors try to build a new bond between a couple and help them recover their ED issues.
What are the side effects of sildenafil (Viagra) that may be different from some of the other PDE5 inhibitors?