"This is truly a medical issue we should be dealing with as part of someone's overall health and well-being," said Dr. Karyn Eilber, a urologist at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a sexual wellness expert. "But there's still a stigma around the topic."
Stay well hydrated by consuming at least eight to 10 glasses of pure water daily. Dehydration causes your tissues to contract and blood flow to become more sluggish. .
Kegel exercises, also called pelvic muscle exercises, are performed to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, which can help prevent incontinence, prevent accidentally passing gas or stool, and improve orgasms.
From their review, Gerbild and colleagues can recommend a 40 minutes workout, four times a week over a period of six months.
Research has found that doing Kegel exercises twice a day can help a man build a strong pelvic floor. The benefits of a strong pelvic floor include maintaining longer and more rigid erections.
These are the conclusions of a new study where scientists have reviewed almost 2,000 scientific studies published between 2006 and 2016.
Living with HIV can have a negative impact on your quality of life, social wellbeing and sexual function. Sexual difficulties may have a physical cause, but also be aggravated by psychological and emotional factors, especially in the case of a stigmatised disease such as HIV.
The pathogenesis of organic ED is related to dysfunction of the endothelium. Endothelial cells can become injured through a variety of mechanisms, most of which cause oxidative stress on the tissues. Many of these causes of oxidative stress are related to lifestyle issues which lead to hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidaemia (figure 1). Endothelial cell dysfunction results in reduction of endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation as well as increased adhesion of leukocytes to the endothelium. Endothelial cell injury then leads to a variety of sequelae, including ED, other types of vasoconstriction, atherosclerosis and thrombus formation.18
Do NOT take these medications if you are on nitroglycerin, taking medications with nitrates, or even have nitroglycerin at home. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about this.
Matthew was concerned he might have a medical problem, so Leah encouraged him to get help. Last fall he made an appointment with Charles Walker, MD, a urologist who specializes in ED who was then at Yale Medicine. ED is difficulty getting and keeping an erection. The visit involved an examination as well as some counseling, which surprised Matthew. “I was able to open up and really talk about the issues,” he says.
Type 2 diabetes has been shown to interfere with erectile function, and male patients with diabetes tend to have an earlier onset of erectile dysfunction. Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) stimulates the production of chemicals that can interfere with erectile physiology.
In general, PDE5i works successfully in about 65%-70% of all men with erectile dysfunction (impotence). The greater the degree of damage to the normal erection mechanism and severity of the ED, the lower the overall success rate. Men with diabetes and those with spinal cord injury reported between 50%-60% responding successfully to treatment with oral PDE5i medications. The lowest success rate has been in men who developed ED (impotence) after prostate cancer surgery (radical prostatectomy) for more advanced prostate cancer that required removal of both sets of nerves around the prostate. In men who did not have the nerves removed/damage, there is a better chance of response to PDE5 inhibitors.
Bullet point: The relationship between the risk factors for CVD and ED are intimately interwoven, one with the other. Clinicians need to factor this in when counselling the man with ED.
Exercise is very important if you have this health condition. Exercise makes cells more insulin sensitive, pulling glucose out of the blood. This brings down blood sugar, and more importantly, gives you better energy because the glucose is being transferred to the cells. Any type of exercise will do this, but you gain extra benefit when the activity helps build muscle, such as weight training or using resistance bands. The benefits of exercise on blood sugar last about 48-72 hours, so it is important for you to be physically active almost every day.
“ED (the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse) in men can be caused due to a physical or psychological condition. It is becoming increasingly common due to our sedentary lifestyle, increased stress etc. Even men in their 20s can experience ED,” he said.
Forty-three percent of women and 31% of men have some form of sexual dysfunction, with obesity and a lack of exercise often being factors, according to the National Institutes of Health. A study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found men with either a high waist circumference or elevated BMI were 50% more likely to have erectile dysfunction, while approximately half of obese women reported problems with sexual activity, desire and performance, at least some of the time, in a study published in Obesity.
Foods that some people claim to have qualities that enhance sexual drive include chilies, chocolate, scallops, oysters, olives, and anchovies. No evidence exists for these claims.