If you’re wondering about these tests, please don’t be concerned. This testing is covered under OHIP at certified labs.
Picture of the three components of inflatable penile implant. This inflatable penile device has three major components. The two cylinders are placed within the penis, a reservoir is placed beneath the rectus muscle, and the pump is placed in the scrotum. When the pump is squeezed, fluid from the reservoir is transferred into the two cylinders, producing a firm erection. Squeezing the top of the pump causes a reversal of flow of the fluid from the cylinders back into the reservoir. .
AntidepressantsBlood pressure medicines (especially beta-blockers)Heart medicines, such as digoxinSleeping pillsSome peptic ulcer medicines
If erectile dysfunction is caused by a blockage in an artery leading to the penis, surgery can be used to restore blood flow. Optimal candidates are typically younger men whose blockage stems from an injury to the crotch or pelvis. The surgery is not recommended for older men with widespread narrowing of the arteries throughout their bodies.
Risk of ED is higher if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, vascular disease, low testosterone, history of prostate surgery, or take certain medications. Stress and other psychological aspects can sometimes play a role.
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Did you know that certain medical condition may be responsible for ED? Some causes of impotence are medically treatable and reversible. Learn more about what can be done about erectile dysfunction with the Impotence Quiz.
There is often a vicious cycle linking performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction. If you still have erections at times and the problem started rapidly (except after surgery), this usually means psychological reasons are involved.
Not only physical activity but erection dysfunction can also be solved by taking a natural food diet.
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When a man is at the age of 40, he might face diabetes problems or bp problems, which may also affect the proper blood flow and can also lead to an erection problem.
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Impotence does not go hand in hand with aging. Other factors, such as a person's physical health and emotional well-being, are more likely to be the reason for the lack of sexual performance in an individual.
Aetna considers implantation of semi-rigid penile prostheses or inflatable penile prostheses (implantable penile pumps) medically necessary for members with documented physiologic erectile dysfunction when all of the following criteria are met Absence of active alcohol or substance abuse; and Absence of drug-induced impotence related to: anabolic steroids, anticholinergics, antidepressants, antipsychotics or central nervous system depressants; and Absence of untreated depression or psychiatric illness; and Nonsurgical methods have proven ineffective or are contraindicated; and Normal prolactin and thyroid hormone levels; and Normal serum testosterone levels (low testosterone suggests treatable endocrine cause of impotence); and History of organic disease including any one or more of the following: Documented injury to perineum/genitalia; or Major pelvic trauma affecting bladder and/or anal and/or erection control; or Major vascular surgery involving aorta or femoral blood vessels; or Neurological disease (eg, diabetic neuropathy); or Peyronie’s disease; or Renal failure; or Secondary to spinal cord injury; or Status-post prostate, bladder, bowel or spinal surgery; or Vascular insufficiency or venous incompetence documented by dynamic infusion cavernosometry and cavernosography (DICC); or Venous leak of the penis.
General good health, particular cardiovascular, is important for sexual function. Three exercises that may be particularly helpful are pelvic floor exercises, aerobic exercise, and anaerobic exercise.