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
Dr. Clavijo is fellowship trained in Andrology (having also completed a Urology residency) and strives to practice up-to-date evidence based medicine when treating patients with erectile dysfunction. Along with treating patients medically for ED, he also performs a high volume of penile implants. .
Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment options for erectile dysfunction here at Advanced Urology Institute.
Most men who have these types of surgeries will have some difficulty with erections (called erectile dysfunction or ED). Some men will be able to have erections firm enough for penetration, but probably not as firm as they were before. Others may not be able to get erections. There are many different treatments for ED that can help many men get their erections back. (See Managing Male Sexual Problems Related to Cancer to learn more.)
Only 10 percent of men seek treatment and many (50 percent) discontinue treatment once they start it because they are too embarrassed to discuss their sexual health issues with a doctor. There is no need to suffer in silence.
You probably already know that aerobic exercise is associated with a range of overall health benefits like weight loss, preventing vascular disease and improving mental health, but did you know that exercise is the lifestyle factor most strongly associated with erectile function and sexual health?
The causes of primary premature ejaculation are often psychological, such as having a traumatic sexual experience at an early age.
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Many men experience Erectile Dysfunction (E.D) occasionally- for example if they are under stress. However, for some, the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse can be a more frequent and distressing problem- these men may wish to explore erectile dysfunction treatment options.
It is likely to improve ED management and benefit a large number of men, particularly in terms of recognising ED as a sentinel of vascular disease.
Typically, they are taken 30-60 minutes prior to engaging in sexual activity and should not be used more frequently than once a day. Tadalafil (Cialis) is the only PDE5 inhibitor that is approved for daily use to avoid the timing factor and planning sexual activity.
In order that erectile dysfunction may be diagnosed, you have to "bring it up". Talk with your physician – your erectile dysfunction is not obvious to anyone outside of your sexual partner(s). Once addressed, your physician will likely conduct a detailed history and physical examination in an attempt to elucidate the potential causes of your ED. Blood sugar Cholesterol Blood pressure Hormonal levels (particularly testosterone) Genital examination Inguinal pulses (blood vessels in the groin) Neurological evaluation Medication history Recreational drug history Alcohol use and/or abuse Tobacco history
When it comes to erectile dysfunction, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Understand the facts about Erectile Dysfunction in our Frequently Asked Questions section.
Infection is a concern after placement of a prosthesis and is a reported complication in 8%-20% of men undergoing placement of a penile prosthesis. If a prosthesis becomes infected (redness, pain, and swelling of the penis and sometimes purulent drainage are signs of infection), the prosthesis must be removed. Depending on the timing and severity of the infection and your surgeon's preference, the area can be irrigated extensively with antibiotic solutions and a new prosthesis placed at the same time or removal of the infected prosthesis and an attempt to place a new prosthesis made at a later time when the infection is totally cleared.
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When there is angina or heart failure, the doctor may need to determine whether the heart has enough reserve to carry out the work necessary for sexual activity by performing cardiac treadmill stress testing.