In the past, erectile dysfunction was considered to be a psychological issue about 90 percent of the time. But as physicians learned more about erectile dysfunction — and as effective treatments were developed — today, only about 10 percent of cases are considered to have psychological causes.
Home Archive Volume 93, Issue 1105 Recent advances in the treatment of erectile dysfunction
MetS is a combination of maladies that can cause ED. The five hallmarks of MetS are: hypertension, elevated fasting glucose levels, elevated triglycerides, central obesity, and reduced high density lipoprotein levels of cholesterol. MetS causes inflammation and hormonal imbalances that can lead to ED. Treatment for MetS can include lifestyle changes, testosterone replacement, pharmaceuticals, and bariatric surgery – such as gastric bypass.
Some men familiar with Viagra, having used it before successfully, want to stick with what works. They trust it, and the brain is the largest and most important sex organ after all; psychology can be a potent tool in combating ED.
The recent shift in the management and evaluation of ED, with primary care physicians replacing urologists in the forefront of ED diagnosis and therapy, has been a welcome and timely change.
Herbal supplements such as ginkgo biloba, saw palmetto, and yohimbe have been touted as sexual enhancers, and some men have been tempted to try them to treat erectile dysfunction. Bennett warns, however, that none has been approved by the FDA or even shown by any reliable studies to prevent, treat, or improve erectile dysfunction. Moreover, supplements are unregulated and can have many side effects or interfere with prescribed medications you’re already taking. Don’t jeopardize your health by taking a supplement to treat erectile dysfunction without first talking with your doctor.
We understand your concerns and can answer your questions about male sexual issues. We’ve heard it all before, and we can find the answers—and the treatment—that is personally best for you.
The best way to find out which treatment options are best for your specific sexual health needs is to discuss your symptoms and medical history, and receive a physical examination from a doctor.
Adhering to a set sleep schedule is a natural erectile dysfunction remedy, and can help ensure that those signals are clear and consistent.
You didn’t wait long enough or you waited too long after taking the medicine before having sex.The dose wasn’t high enough.You’re not sufficiently aroused.
The association of CVD and ED was noted in 1997 as one analysed the results of the MMAS. In this landmark study, 1709 men aged 40–70 years were enrolled between 1987 and 1989. A follow-up some 10 years later revealed a striking relationship between ED and CVD. In this study, it became clear that the risk factors for ED were very similar to those of CVD, such as diabetes mellitus, smoking and dyslipidaemia.18
Tadalfil has the same side effects, except for the flushing and possible changes in vision. It can also cause back pain and muscle aches. For each of the medicines, headache is the most common side effect. Vision changes are the least common. Talk to your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you.
You can buy sildenafil (Viagra) over the internet. Be very careful if you do this as many websites sell fake medicines.
Public enemy number two is alcohol. Yep, brewers droop is real. Alcohol interferes with your ability to achieve an erection and lessens your ability to ejaculate. But the effects last longer than the hangover. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that “erectile failure” is significantly higher in men who drink more than 3 units of alcohol every day. And a separate study found that 61% of people dependent on alcohol suffered from sexual dysfunction, most commonly erectile problems or reduced sexual desire.
In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, researchers found that oral administration of l-arginine in high doses (5 grams per day for a six-week period) significantly improved sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction, but only if the dysfunction was caused by decreased nitric oxide excretion. (26)