Aetna considers Xiaflex as experimental and investigational for all other indications except for Dupuytren's contracture, see CPB 0800 - Dupuytren's Contracture Treatments.
These changes can be very difficult to deal with because for most men sexuality and erection remain important throughout their whole life. You may even go into denial or suffer from depression. That is why the effect of ED on your quality of life should not be underestimated. .
If necessary, your doctor may refer you to a neurologist, a psychiatrist, an andrologist, or an endocrinologist for further tests.
• Low testosterone. Some men with low testosterone have weak erections or are unable to have erections at all. Similarly, low testosterone has been linked to depression. • Poor muscle relaxation- In order to get a firm erection, the muscles in a man’s penis need to relax and allow blood to flow in. It’s possible that depression affects areas of the brain that release compounds involved with this process. • Medications. Many medications used to treat depression have performance side effects, which may include ED.
Folic acid, also known as folate, can decrease high levels of homocysteine. Homocysteine is an amino acid. At high concentrations, it can damage the lining of your blood vessels. High levels of homocysteine have been linked to heart disease and stroke.
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InexpensiveFrequent side effects (40%) include headache, indigestion, facial flushing, nasal stuffiness, and rarely visual changes (temporary blue tint)
to reconstruct arteries in order to increase the flow of blood to the penis; andto block veins that drain blood from the penis (currently not recommended).Currently, placement of a penile prosthesis is the most common surgical procedure performed for erectile dysfunction. Penile prosthesis placement is typically reserved for men who have tried and failed (either from efficacy or tolerability) or have contraindications to other forms of therapy including PDE5 inhibitors, intraurethral alprostadil, and injection therapy.Penile prosthesis
Erectile dysfunction (ED) or male impotence is defined as the inability of a male to achieve and/or maintain a hard enough erection sufficient for satisfactory completion of sexual activity.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man cannot get or keep an erection. The condition prevents the man from having sex or finishing sex. This condition used to be called impotence. ED can occur at any age, but it is more common in men older than 75 years of age.
Sometimes, we will refer patients to a cardiologist in order to determine if there is underlying cardiovascular disease. getting more exercise , quitting tobacco products, losing weight, and eating a healthy diet. Diabetes Erectile Dysfunction and Other Endocrine Disorders
ED is more than a quality of life issue; numerous studies have indicated that men with ED are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and even dying form cardiac disease.
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Zinc is a micronutrient that plays a role in testosterone production. Low testosterone is associated with severe to moderate deficiency. The consequences of marginal levels are unknown (Prasad et al.,1996). Zinc is also important for immune function.
The first line of treatment for erectile dysfunction is usually non-invasive and can involve lifestyle changes such as losing weight or quitting smoking. Medications called phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitors that increase penile blood flow may be prescribed:
This penile tumescence monitor is placed on the penis. It is connected to a monitor that records a continuous graph depicting the force and duration of erections that occur during sleep. The monitor is strapped to the leg. The nocturnal penile tumescence or NPT test is conducted on several nights to obtain an accurate indication of erections that normally occur during sleep. Click to view larger image.