Physical activity and exercise for erectile dysfunction: systematic review and meta-analysis
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection to satisfactorily engage in sexual intercourse. It is estimated that around 18 million American men experience erectile dysfunction, with prevalence increasing as age increases. One in three men will experience some form of ED in their lifetime. .
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Penile erection is the result of a complex sequence of events involving nerves, arteries, veins, and erectile tissues of the penis. A man’s psychological state and his feelings about his relationship/partner(s) also have important implications for penile erection. Issues with any of these systems can result in difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection.
Because each man’s situation is unique, the “best” treatment for ED can vary from patient to patient. Drs. Ahmad and Ali Kasraeian are committed to finding the most appropriate and effective erectile dysfunction treatment for each patient based on his specific needs, goals, and overall situation. During your initial consultation for ED treatment in the Greater Jacksonville area, Dr. Kasraeian will take a thorough health history, perform an examination, and order any necessary studies – including lab work or imaging – to determine the cause and severity of your condition. Based on this information, Dr. Kasraeian will discuss with you all of the available ED treatment options to find the one best suited to your needs.
Surgery, including treatments for prostate cancer, bladder cancer, or BPH, can sometimes damage nerves and blood vessels near your penis. If the nerve damage is permanent, you’ll need treatment to get an erection. But sometimes surgery causes temporary ED that gets better on its own after 6 to 18 months.
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Poor communication with your partner.Feelings of doubt and failure.Stress, fear, anxiety, or anger.Expecting too much from sex. This can make sex a task instead of a pleasure.
Algorithm for evaluating and managing the patient with ED. CV, cardiovascular; CVD, cardiovascular disease; ED, erectile dysfunction.
Yes. In addition to other health benefits, regular exercise can help men with their erections.
Your GP should work through a recommended scheme of assessment for men with erectile dysfunction (impotence). This will normally include some or all of the following:
Having a healthy sex life and enjoying sexual activity is a normal, enjoyable part of living. Regular pelvic exercises can improve sexual performance by preventing premature ejaculation, help maintain an erection and even eliminate ED.
If it happens more often, it may be caused by physical health or emotional problems. Non-urgent advice: See a GP or go to a sexual health clinic if:
Physical disorders associated with erectile dysfunction can sometimes be related to hormones in the body. Non-hormonal causes include conditions that affect the blood supply to the penis (such as high blood pressure, type 1 or type 2 diabetes and smoking) and those that affect the nerves supplying the penis (such as Parkinson’s disease and damage to the nerves in the body e.g. due to both type 1 or type 2 diabetes). Erectile dysfunction can also be a side-effect of a medical intervention or treatment. Potential treatments that may be implicated in the cause of erectile dysfunction include certain antidepressants and treatment for high blood pressure (antihypertensives).
The penis is composed of three cylinders, two on the top and one on the underside of the penis. The top two cylinders are involved in the erectile process. The urethra, the tube that urine and semen pass through, is on the underside of the penis. The top two penile cylinders, the corpora cavernosa, are composed of tissue that is analogous to a sponge, containing spaces that can fill with blood and expand. These two cylinders are surrounding by a strong layer of tissue, like Saran wrap, the tunica albuginea. For an erection to occur, there must be properly functioning nerves, arteries, veins, and normal penile tissues. Share Your Story
Appropriate treatment options should be applied in a step-wise fashion, balancing invasiveness and risk versus efficacy. If possible, the partner should be involved in the decision-making. The decision depends on the patient preferences and expectations as well as the experience and judgment of the physician. Oral phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitors are first line therapy.
Simple lifestyle changes, such as smoking cessation, weight loss, and even modest but regular exercise very often improve ED symptoms. In mild cases of ED this change alone may be sufficient to resolve the issue. In more severe cases these changes may improve the efficacy of available medical options. In any case these changes are good for the heart and overall longevity/health so should be considered by all men with ED.