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Erectile dysfunction is a common condition which leaves men struggling to achieve or maintain an erection for sex. .
Self-administered injections of prostaglandin E1 (Caverject® or Invicorp®) provide a simple means of obtaining a natural erection. You will be taught how to administer the injections (pictured) and told what to do in the event of problems such as an erection which will not go down.
A common misconception is that erectile dysfunction only occurs in older men. While that is mostly true, it doesn’t mean that ED isn’t common among younger men. Lifestyle choices among younger men has led to a sharp increase in the number of young men suffering from erectile dysfunction. A 2013 study published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that 1 in every 4 men who were newly diagnosed with ED were below the age of 40, and roughly 50% of them were suffering from severe ED. Causes of Erectile Dysfunction Obesity Fatigue Excessive smokingAlcoholism Substance abuse Diabetes Prostate cancer Cardiovascular disease Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
Doctors are more and more convinced that sexual health is directly correlated to overall health. A recent study showed that 44% of men who suffer from erectile dysfunction experience this problem because of health complications like diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure).
It’s important to distinguish shockwave therapy from radial wave therapy, which is commonly advertised as a noninvasive treatment for erectile dysfunction available at both medical and non-medical facilities. Here are some key differences: Shockwave therapy Data shows it can stimulate blood flow and potentially help grow new blood vessels. A licensed medical professional with professional training is required to administer this treatment. It is not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in treating erectile dysfunction. Radial wave therapy There is no data to support claims that it can help with erectile dysfunction. It is not regulated by the FDA because it is a Class I medical device. No medical license or professional training is required to administer this treatment. Shockwave Therapy Cost
Pelvic floor exercises tighten the muscles around the base of the penis. These muscles exert pressure on the blood vessels that drain the penis. Tightening these muscles can help keep blood in the penis longer and therefore help maintain an erection. Pelvic floor exercises (also called Kegel exercises) can tighten the muscles that sag and weaken as we age (Meldrum et al., 2014).
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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
ED is usually easy to diagnose. If you are tempted to self-diagnose, talk to your doctor. He or she will want to make sure it isn’t related to another health condition.
When you visit a urologist, the first step in the diagnosis of the problem is a thorough sexual, medical and psychosocial history. Physical examination with emphasis on the genitourinary, neurologic and vascular systems is performed. From the information gathered, the urologist may request hormone tests (testosterone, luteinizing hormone, and thyroid – stimulating hormone, prolactin and serum hormone-binding globulin), urinalysis, PSA (prostate-specific antigen), lipid profile, and serum chemistry. Functional tests such as prostaglandin E1 injection, formal neurologic testing, nocturnal penile tumescence testing and biothesiometry may be requested, together with imaging studies such as transrectal, testes and penile ultrasonography and angiography.
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: "18 Million Men in the United States Affected by Erectile Dysfunction."
Injections Some medicines can be injected or placed inside the penis to help create an erection.Testosterone Your doctor may recommend that you take this hormone if your levels are low.Devices and Surgery
How to perform:Sit on the floor or yoga mat with your legs wide in your front. You can use a folded blanket for support as well. Push your body into the left side and try to touch your left sit bone (the one that makes your bottom). Repeat the same on the right side.Breathe and make your body long. Lean your upper half in the forward direction and stretch your tailbone as you reach the floor. Try to touch and grab your feet with your hands by extending your elbows.Hold the pose for more than one minute. Try to focus on your breathing throughout the time to see if you can relax your body. Also, please do not force yourself to touch the feet as it is not mandatory to do it.Uttanasana
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University of Utah Health offers shockwave therapy as an option for patients suffering from ED. Shockwave therapy is typically recommended for patients who do not respond well to medication or do not want more invasive treatments.
Squats can also be done as exercises to help erectile dysfunction, because they not only strengthen the thigh and buttock muscles, but increase the blood flow and circulation to the groin area. To do a proper squat, feet should be planted flat on the ground, roughly shoulder-width apart. Keeping the back straight, the upper body can then be lowered down slowly by bending the knees. To finish the exercise, the body is lifted back up. These exercises can be repeated ten to 30 times. Kegel exercises can be used to treat impotence in aging men.