Erectile dysfunction can occur at any age and could be due to a physical or psychological problem. Other health conditions, like diabetes, heart problems or neurological problems can also cause or contribute to erectile dysfunction in younger men.
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Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence or ED, is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Almost all cases of erectile dysfunction are treatable, says Dr. Honig.
Aetna considers Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease medically necessary when the following criteria are met: The member has stable Peyronie’s disease without clinical changes (e.g., worsening curvature) for at least three months; and The member has a palpable plaque and curvature deformity of at least 30 degrees and less than 90 degrees prior to initiating Xiaflex therapy; and The member has intact erectile function (with or without medication); and The member is 18 years of age or older; and The member will receive a maximum of one treatment course with a maximum of 8 injections total, including any injections the member has received for any previous treatment.
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Currently, three pills (Viagra/sildenafil, Levitra/vardenafil, Cialis/tadalafil) are available and FDA-approved for erectile dysfunction. They are all called phosphodiesterase inhibitors, which means they act by blocking a chemical that stops erections.
These pilate exercises activate the right group of muscles and maintain pelvic floor strength while moving. Pilates are highly beneficial in keeping away issues like erectile dysfunction. But you must know that proper training is necessary to learn pilate properly to avoid any injuries or muscle pull.
A hollow tube is placed over the penis and the air inside the tube is vacuumed out (manually or battery operated) using a pump. The vacuum pulls blood into the penis, leading to an erection. Once the erection is achieved, a tension ring is placed at the base of the penis to keep the blood in the penis to maintain and erection.
Most men begin seeing results after about a month of daily exercise. By the end of that month, you should be able to hold the squeezes for 10 seconds, and be able to do eight to 10 sets.
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PDE5i medications are absolutely not to be taken by men with heart conditions who are taking nitrates such as nitroglycerine or isosorbide (Isordil, Ismo, Imdur). Those with serious heart disease, exertional angina (chest pain), and those taking multiple drugs for high blood pressure are advised to seek the advice of a heart specialist before beginning therapy with sildenafil.
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Erectile dysfunction can be caused by many factors and may have a gradual or sudden onset. It can be very upsetting and result in a lot of stress and worry. It can feel embarassing to discuss this with your doctor but it is important that you do, so that you can receive the appropriate help. Erectile dysfunction can also be a sign of other illnesses such as heart disease or diabetes, so it is important that you seek medical advice. What are the facts about impotence? Erectile dysfunction becomes commoner with increasing age and is seen in 50 - 55% of men between 40 and 70 years old; It is often associated with obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol & diabetes which are all significant risks to health; Investigation is only indicated if both partners wish to pursue treatment; Most treatable causes can be identified by a clinical history, physical examination and routine blood tests; If there is no treatable cause, treatment with tablets is the first option for most men; Other methods of treatment are only indicated if medication proves ineffective, causes side-effects or cannot be used because of specific medical conditions. What should I expect when I visit my GP?
Some types of chemo can also cause short-term or life-long infertility. (See Fertility and the Male Adult with Cancer for more information.)
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There have been rare reports of priapism (prolonged and painful erections lasting six or more hours) with the use of PDE5 inhibitors. Patients with blood cell diseases such as sickle cell anemia, leukemia, and multiple myeloma have higher than normal risks of developing priapism. Untreated priapism can cause injury to the penis and lead to permanent impotence. Therefore, if your erection lasts four hours, you should seek emergency care.
Monitoring erections that occur during sleep (nocturnal penile tumescence) can help you and your doctor to understand if the erectile dysfunction is due to psychological or physical causes. The nocturnal penile tumescence test is a study to evaluate erections at night. Normally men have three to five erections per eight hours of sleep. The test can be performed at home or in a sleep lab. The most accurate way to perform the test involves a special device that is connected to two rings. The rings are placed around the penis, one at the tip of the penis and the other at the bottom (base) of the penis. The device records how many erections occur, how long they last, and how rigid they are. The test is limited in that it does not assess the ability to penetrate.