Picture of vacuum device in action. This image demonstrates the vacuum device in place. Note the presence of the constricting ring at the base of the penis.
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?
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The test may be done at home or at a sleep lab. The most accurate method involves a special electronic device with two rings connected to it. One ring is placed at the tip of the penis; the other is placed at the base.
Did you know that around 5% of men aged 40, and 15% of men aged 70 have complete erectile dysfunction?
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A proper nerve system is essential for a man to keep having a normal erection. Men may find difficulty in erection when they suffer nerve damage. Nerve damage can be caused due to;
Without adequate blood flow, erection problems can occur. In some cases, the erection is weak. In others, the man is unable to have an erection at all.
Erectile Dysfunction Early SignsFrequent erection failures while having sex.Not having a pleasurable time with their partnerNot having a firm erection required for sexual intercourse.Erectile Dysfunction Symptoms Age
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Erectile dysfunction is the inability to either achieve or maintain an erection. This may happen either occasionally or regularly, but may occur only in certain situations depending on the cause (i.e. patients may still have early morning erections).
Individuals at higher risk for priapism (painful erection lasting longer than six hours), including men with sickle cell anemia, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), polycythemia (increased red blood cell count), multiple myeloma (a cancer of the white blood cells), and history of blood clots (for example, deep venous thrombosis [DVT]) or hyperviscosity (thick blood) syndrome are at increased risk for priapism with MUSE.
In their extensive review, Bassil and coworkers summarise the benefits and risks, with benefits such as improvement of sexual function, bone density, muscle strength, cognition and overall improvement in quality of life. Among the risks that have been suggested include erythrocytosis, liver toxicity, worsening of sleep apnoea and cardiac function, possibly increasing symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). They also note that although a possibility of stimulation of prostate cancer has been hypothesised, no scientific or clinical evidence exists to this possible risk.38
Ultrasound (and ultrasonography) is imaging of the body used in the medical diagnosis and screening of diseases and conditions such as: TIAs, stroke, aneurysm's, heart valve irregularities, carotid artery disease, heart disease, gallstones, kidney stones, liver disease, diseases of the female reproductive, and diseases of the male reproductive organs.
Penile erection is a complex process in which the brain, nerves, muscles and blood vessels play a major role. In addition, hormones and emotions are at work. Problems in any of these may result in an inability to get or maintain an erection during sexual activity. This disorder is known as erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction may be caused by several reasons. Major causes may differ in different age groups. Causes of erectile dysfunction may be broadly divided as follows. Psychological issues such as depression, anxiety or stress Underlying health conditions such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease Medications such as antiandrogens, appetite suppressants and antidepressants Trauma due to an injury or a surgery Lifestyle factors such as lack of exercise or addictions such as smoking
Oral drugs Popular medicines like sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Adcirca, Cialis), vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn), and avanafil (Stendra) work by boosting the effects of nitric oxide — a chemical that relaxes muscles in the penis. Note that drugs in this class (PDE-5 inhibitors) are contraindicated in patients who take nitrates in any form, because the combination can lead to severe hypotension.