Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the most common sexual problem amongst men. ED is defined as the inability to achieve or sustain an erection for sexual intercourse. At least 25% of men over the age of 50 are diagnosed with ED. The numbers continue to increase as age increases. Young males can suffer from ED as well. Roughly 8-10% of men between 20-30 years old suffer from ED.
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Having diabetes can mean early onset and increased severity of bladder symptoms (urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections) and changes in sexual function. Men may have erectile dysfunction; and women may have problems with sexual response and vaginal lubrication. Keep your diabetes under control, and you can lower your risk of sexual and urologic problems.
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When the aforementioned strategies prove insufficient to address ED symptoms, medical therapies are warranted. The simplest treatments include use of a class of oral medications known as phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5I, e.g. sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil, and avanafil). These drugs enhance the effects of nitric oxide, a natural molecule within the body that relaxes the smooth muscle of the penis, to enable increased blood to flow and result in erection. These medications are generally very safe and reliable. Men who use nitrates (found in certain heart medications and in some recreational drugs) should not use PDE5I. Optimal use of PDE5I requires advice on timing and proper use of these drugs for maximal effect.
An erection occurs when blood fills the penis. Normally, when a man becomes sexually aroused, blood vessels, muscles, nerves, and hormones work together to create an erection. Symptoms of ED can occur when this process is disrupted.
Writing in the journal Physiotherapy, Mr Myers said 30 per cent of men suffer from premature ejaculation.
Viagra (sildenafil) is an oral drug that is used for treating impotence (or erectile disfunction, ED, the inability to attain or maintain a penile erection). It is in a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase inhibitors (PDE-5 inhibitors) that also includes tadalafil (Cialis), vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn ODT), and avanafil (Stendra).
Find a comfortable position sitting in a chair.Squeeze your penis with just its muscles as if you are trying to stop urine from coming out, hold for five seconds, then release.Repeat step two, eight to 10 times, and then do three to five sets.
Congestive heart failure with borderline low blood pressure and borderline low blood volume is a contraindication to PDE5 inhibitors, as is high blood pressure requiring multiple medications to treat the blood pressure as PDE5 inhibitors could lead to lowering of the blood pressure and medical problems.
Because of changes in regulations, you no longer need a prescription to get sildenafil.
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It is important to understand that ED is frequently, if not usually, directly related to endothelial dysfunction, and that the release of NO by the vasculature of the penile arteries is directly related to the function of intact, healthy endothelium. In the face of endothelial dysfunction, the process of erection fails to occur in a normal fashion.16
If so, there might be a (nonerotic) solution to these surgical woes: extreme oxygen therapy. A study published in January in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that rats that spent time in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at three times atmospheric pressure -- including 90 minutes of breathing pure oxygen -- kept their erectile function better than rats that didn’t get this special treatment. Before we trigger a run on the oxygen bars or doctors offering hyperbaric chamber sessions, a note of caution: More research is needed before bringing the technique to humans, the investigators say.
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This is especially important for erections. When a man is sexually stimulated, his penis fills with blood. This blood gives him the firmness he needs for sexual activity. Once he ejaculates, the blood flows out of the penis and back into the rest of his body.
If you are on treatment for a medical or psychiatric problem and you think that this treatment is affecting your sex life tell your doctor. Alternative treatments that may have less likelihood of affecting sexual function are often available.