The risk of having ED after prostate cancer treatment depends on the surgical technique or type of radiation used by your doctor, but also on your:
Your doctor may order laboratory tests to identify metabolic disorders underlying the ED. .
Like it or not, the majority of men will develop sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. Whether it is mild or severe, chronic or intermittent, sexual dysfunction can be extremely frustrating and can take a toll on your confidence, relationship, and overall well-being. Fortunately, the sweeping advances in medicine and technology give men more options now than ever before for treating a wide range of sexual dysfunction conditions, including ED. The acclaimed team at Kasraeian Urology, led by board-certified urologists Drs. Ahmad and Ali Kasraeian, understands the complex and disruptive nature of male sexual dysfunction and is proud to offer the newest and most effective erectile dysfunction treatment options available in 2021.
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.
Putting off a doctor’s visit can delay effective treatment and may be harmful if you have other, underlying conditions.
The doctor or nurse will ask about your lifestyle and relationships, and any problems you might be having.
The Sexual Advice Association has factsheets on medicines and other treatments for erectile dysfunction.
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.”
Lie on the floor and on your side.Place a pillow between your knees. Make sure the pillow is large enough to spread your legs apart.Squeeze your legs together and hold for five seconds, then release.Repeat step three, eight to 10 times, and do three to five sets.
In many situations, identifying an underlying minor physical problem relieves the anxiety component of erectile dysfunction, and many patients see improvement without further intervention.
Surgery provides the only true cure, but men typically want to explore other, less invasive options first.
Citation: European Cardiology Review 2018;13(2):98–103.
All of this is available to ensure a proper diagnosis of your ED. It allows your ED specialist to customize a treatment specifically for you!
Social ideas of how men and women are supposed to interact can also contribute to ED. These can include unrealistic expectations about love and sexuality, and inappropriate male and female role models.
Other treatments also have possible side effects and complications. Ask your provider to explain the risks and benefits of each treatment.
ED is a common complication of diabetes and people with diabetes are also prone to developing cardiovascular complications.48 The risk of ED is relatively high in patients with known CVD. This was supported by a study of men with known CVD, in which ED was substantially predictive of all-cause mortality and the composite of CVD death, admission for heart failure, MI and stroke.17 Macroangiopathy, microangiopathy and endothelial dysfunction are among the mechanisms by which diabetes causes ED.
These drugs work by improving blood flow to the penis during arousal and are taken 30 to 60 minutes before sexual activity. They should not be used more than once a day. Cialis can be taken up to 36 hours before sexual activity and also comes in a lower, daily dose. Staxyn dissolves in the mouth. All require a doctor's prescription for safety.