It affects approximately half of all men over age 40 While erectile dysfunction is usually a physical problem, it can also have psychological roots. More often than not, it is a combination of both. And help is available. “We have a treatment for everyone,” says Stanton Honig, MD, a director of the Yale Medicine Male Reproductive Health Program. “It's just a matter of what option you choose.”
According to Harvard Health Publishing, walking for 30 minutes a day can slash a man’s likelihood of developing ED. Research shows that men who take 30-minute daily walks have a 41 percent lower risk of erectile dysfunction than men who don’t go for walks. Men don’t have to live in the gym to see benefits from exercise for ED. .
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Putting off a doctor’s visit can delay effective treatment and may be harmful if you have other, underlying conditions.
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
A recent metanalysis identified 212 patients with veno-occlusive disease (9). Thereof, in 71 patients endovascular treatment was performed after surgical exposure of the deep dorsal vein, 126 were treated percutaneously without surgical exposure, and 13 were not further specified. Of all 212 patients, 109 (51.9%) were treated with N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate and 94 (44.8%) were treated using a combination of embolic materials such as ethanol, sclerosant, coils, and gelfoam. Seven patients were exclusively treated with ethanol. In most of the patients the deep dorsal vein and periprostatic veins were embolized (69.5%) and other deep dorsal vein collaterals were embolized in 30.5% of patients.
Did you know that around 5% of men aged 40, and 15% of men aged 70 have complete erectile dysfunction?
ED can be stressful for men and their partners, and depression can develop from relationship conflict. The man with ED might worry that he is not meeting his partner’s needs and feel that he is inadequate or less masculine. His partner might worry about being attractive enough or suspect that the man is having an affair. If these feelings aren’t brought out into the open, the situation can worsen, with both partners withdrawing, avoiding each other, or missing the intimacy that they once shared.
Your private physical examination happens with an ED specialist in a confidential men’s health clinic. Your blood pressure will be checked. Your testicles and penis will be examined, and a brief rectal exam may be recommended to check your prostate health.
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This information provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone. Talk to your family doctor to find out if this information applies to you and to get more information on this subject.
Some sexual disorders are related to ED and may cause similar symptoms to ED, such as:
Vascular etiologies of erectile dysfunction are highly prevalent increasing with age. Especially venogenic causes are of increasing relevance.
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Watts and coworkers, in their review article, make several points about this ED/CAD nexus. Endothelial dysfunction is present in both CVD and ED, and is linked through the NO mechanism. The authors note that PDE5 inhibitors improve endothelial function and have a salutary effect on both CVD and ED. Both ED and cardiac disease respond to modifications in lifestyle as well as pharmacologic manipulation. These authors also report that the presence of ED gives the clinician an opportunity to assess CVD and prevention as well.20
If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction and would like to meet with a U of U Health urologist, call 801-213-2700 to schedule an appointment. You do not need a referral from your primary care provider to see our urologists for treatment because shockwave therapy is not covered by insurance. Find Doctors Services Locations Patients & Visitors Medical Professionals Research Community Medical Learners Volunteers Donors Employees Job Seekers Quick Links Make An Appointment Our Services MyUHCare PHR Price Estimate Pay My Bill Patient Satisfaction Locations About UH Give to UH Careers at UH Updated Coronavirus Information COVID-19 Information COVID-19 Testing COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids COVID-19 Vaccine for Adults Schedule Online Primary Care Gynecology Dermatology Pediatrics Digestive Health More Options Find Doctors Services Locations Rainbow Sign-In / Sign-Up Cart About Locations Patient Resources More Men's Sexual Health Menu Home Services Urology Services Men's Sexual Health Erectile Dysfunction