At Yale Medicine, we take a multidisciplinary approach to determine the underlying causes of your erectile dysfunction. We understand the relationship between erectile dysfunction and other health issues which inspires us to use an interdisciplinary approach to caring for our patients. We regularly collaborate with colleagues across different areas of medicine to help patients who we treat.
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Often, erectile dysfunction can be a symptom of a heart condition, diabetes, or high blood pressure. To address this, Yale Medicine established the Male Reproductive Health/Sexual Medicine Program, a collaboration between the specialties of cardiovascular medicine and urology.
VEDs provide a simple way of obtaining an erection for 30-45 minutes by sucking blood into the penis and holding it in place with a constriction (pictured). Ejaculation may be restricted by the ring but this technique is simple, safe and has no known side-effects. Unfortunately, most patients have to purchase VEDs themselves.
In 1973, Dr Brantley Scott from Baylor College of Medicine reported on the implantable inflatable prosthesis that urologists still use today.5
Secondary premature ejaculation can be caused by both psychological and physical factors and has been linked to drinking too much alcohol.
There are several areas of the brain involved in sexual behavior and erections. In psychogenic ED, the brain may send messages that prevent (inhibit) erections or psychogenic ED may be related to the body's response to stressors and the release of chemicals (catecholamines) that tighten the penile muscles, preventing them from relaxing.
What is the role of testosterone therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction?
According to research, about 30 per cent of men below the age of 40 years and 20 per cent across age groups experience difficulties in getting/maintaining an erection.
Poor sleep patterns can be a contributing factor for erectile dysfunction, Mucher says. One review published in the journal Brain Research emphasized the intricate relationship between the level of sex hormones like testosterone, sexual function, and sleep, noting that testosterone levels increase with improved sleep, and lower levels are associated with sexual dysfunction. Hormone secretion is controlled by the body’s internal clock, and sleep patterns likely help the body determine when to release certain hormones.
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The exciting news is, ED can be treated effectively in many ways, and treatments can be combined and customized for you. Our clinics offer 8 ED treatments backed by science and extensive research.
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