Certain behaviors also can cause ED or make it worse. These include smoking, heavy drinking, recreational drug use, and physical inactivity. According to Dr. Baumgarten, “Smoking doubles your risk of erectile dysfunction, because it can impair the smooth muscle relaxation of the blood vessels in the penis.”
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Causes of ED are usually a side effect of physical disease, injury, or drugs. While there are many causes, the most common physical causes include: Diabetes High Blood Pressure Heart Disease Obesity Atherosclerosis Prescription Medications Smoking Alcoholism or Substance Abuse Relationship Issues Stress Depression or Anxiety Diagnosis
All of this is available to ensure a proper diagnosis of your ED. It allows your ED specialist to customize a treatment specifically for you!
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While ED is not life threatening, the condition may result in withdrawal from sexual intimacy, reduced quality of life, decreased working productivity, and increased healthcare utilization. Patterns of care may shift away from surgical and device therapies provided by urologists and toward pharmacologic treatments and/or multidisciplinary approaches. With men increasingly seeking to preserve sexual function and quality of life as they age, the treatment of ED will take on even greater importance in the years to come.
Both physical and psychological tests are used to make a diagnosis. You’ll probably be asked about your medical and sexual history as well.
All aerobic exercise increases your circulation, or blood flow, and helps ensure a healthy circulatory system. And a strong, smooth blood flow is key for arousal. In men, it aids in erections, and in women, it's instrumental in vaginal lubrication and clitoral sensation.
Exercise may be the ticket to a more active sex life, but we’re talking about regular cardio and strength workouts, not targeted “penis exercises.” Research shows that even a little bit of physical activity — the equivalent of walking 30 minutes a day a few times a week — may lower the risk of erectile dysfunction.
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Your doctor might perform a combination of different exams to determine if you have erectile dysfunction (ED).
ED often happens before coronary artery disease in almost 70 percent of cases. The arteries in the penis are small compared to those in other parts of the body. If there is underlying coronary artery disease, these smaller arteries in the penis are affected by atherosclerosis (blocked blood vessels) sooner.
If you are taking medications (alpha-blockers) for problems with an enlarged prostate, you should discuss your prostate medications with your doctor. Alpha-blockers also can cause lowering of the blood pressure. Thus your doctor will need to carefully watch your blood pressure when you start the PDE5 inhibitor. Common alpha-blockers include doxazosin (Cardura), terazosin (Hytrin), and tamsulosin (Flomax).
During the exam, your physician might look at your penis and testicles and evaluate your nerve sensation. He may also perform a rectal exam to check your prostate.