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Medicine such as sildenafil (sold as Viagra) is also often used by doctors to treat erectile dysfunction. It's also available from pharmacies.
Currently, there are several different types of penile prostheses. The simplest is the malleable penile prosthesis and the most complex, the three-piece inflatable penile prosthesis.
General good health, particular cardiovascular, is important for sexual function. Three exercises that may be particularly helpful are pelvic floor exercises, aerobic exercise, and anaerobic exercise.
You may have a lot of questions regarding your condition. EAU Patient Information on ED covers many of these questions but it does not deal with your personal situation. The urologist and the sexologist are the best people to discuss this with and you should not feel embarrassed about addressing any of your concerns. Why have I developed this problem? Why is this happening to me? What will happen in the next months and years if I do not get treatment? What will happen in the next months and years if I choose to have treatment? Which are the available treatment options? Which treatment option do you recommend for me? Why do you recommend this treatment option for me? What can I expect from that treatment? What are the possible side effects or risks of this treatment? Will it cure my condition? How long will I need to be treated for?
As with surgery, the older you are, the more likely it is you will have problems with erections. And men with heart or blood vessel disease, diabetes, or who have smoked heavily seem to be at greater risk for erection problems. This is because their arteries may already be damaged before radiation treatment. Doctors are looking at whether early penile rehabilitation could help after radiation therapy, too. (Penile rehabilitation is discussed above, in the surgery section.)
Furthermore, an UpToDate review on “Treatment of male sexual dysfunction” (Cunningham and Seftel, 2014) does not mention nicardipine and statins as therapeutic options.
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Most men will experience occasional ED. This can be due to triggers such as stress, anxiety or drinking too much alcohol. Frequent erectile dysfunction can be a sign of an underlying health condition or emotional problems. If it happens regularly you should see your GP or visit a sexual health clinic.
Researchers at University of Utah Health and around the world are continuing to investigate other ways that COVID-19 can impact patients long-term – namely, erectile dysfunction in men. Urologic surgeon Dr. Jim Hotalin...
Carter et al. Interventions to address sexual problems in people with cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline adaptation of Cancer Care Ontario guideline. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2018;36(5):492-513.
If the test shows that you can get erections, it’s more likely that the ED is caused by something mental or emotional.
Several studies support the conclusion that following a Mediterranean-style diet can decrease the risk of E.D. The link between diet and improved erectile function was stronger in men under the age of 60, but it was found in all age groups (Bauer et al., 2020).
Certain medications can alter testicular function, including some diuretics (water pills), some seizure medications, long-acting oral opiate pain medications, antipsychotic medications, and oral steroids.