Erectile dysfunction can be caused by any number of medical and psychological conditions. In general, ED is divided into organic (having to do with a bodily organ or organ system) and psychogenic (mental) impotence. Interestingly, and not surprisingly, most men with organic causes have a mental or psychological component, as well.
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Reimplantation of a penile implant is considered medically necessary for persons who meet medical necessity criteria above for a penile implant and whose prior prosthesis was removed for medically necessary indications.
Various surveys have shown that it is now possible to get occasional and mild symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction.
Can’t or don’t want to take ED drugs? The vacuum pump method is the next most common choice among men with erectile dysfunction who pass on pills, says Dr. Bennett. To create an erection, you place a plastic cylinder over the penis and pump the air out of the cylinder to force blood to flow into the penis. An elastic ring that you slide onto the base of your penis holds the erection. This ED treatment device is effective for about 75 percent of men. Side effects include numbness, bruising, and weak ejaculation — and the ring must be removed after 30 minutes.
Premature ejaculation (ejaculating too soon)The inability to have an orgasm after sufficient stimulationDelayed ejaculation (when ejaculation takes too long)
Research suggests that avid bikers are more likely to get ED than other athletes. Some bicycle seats put pressure on the perineum, an area between the anus and scrotum full of arteries and nerves vital to sexual arousal. If you bike for many hours each week, get a seat designed to protect this area.
Aetna considers the following workup / laboratory tests for the diagnosis of erectile dysfunction experimental and investigational because their effectiveness has not been established:
ED pills you take by mouth can have side effects. These can range from muscle pain and flushing to heart attack. DO NOT use these drugs with nitroglycerin. The combination can cause your blood pressure to drop.
In patients with low testosterone, testosterone treatment can improve libido and erectile dysfunction, but many men still may need additional oral medications such as sildenafil, vardenafil, or tadalafil. Some studies suggest that men with ED and low testosterone may respond better to PDE5 inhibitors when given testosterone therapy; however, this is controversial.
Are you taking any medicines, including over-the counter medicines and supplements?Do you drink, smoke, or use recreational drugs?What is your state of mind? Are you stressed, depressed, or anxious?Are you having relationship problems?
Age has no dependency when it comes to sexual dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction usually occurs in men over the age of 40. But an unhealthy lifestyle, porn addiction, and no proper sex education among youth are responsible for the growing number of Ed cases among young age. In recent days Ed symptoms are seen at 17, 20, 25, 30 age. With increasing age, each person is more likely to have erectile problems.
Currently, three pills (Viagra/sildenafil, Levitra/vardenafil, Cialis/tadalafil) are available and FDA-approved for erectile dysfunction. They are all called phosphodiesterase inhibitors, which means they act by blocking a chemical that stops erections.
An unhappy sex lifeLoss of intimacy within the relationshipAnxietyDepressionLow self-esteemDifficulty when trying to get a woman pregnant
Watts and coworkers, in their review article, make several points about this ED/CAD nexus. Endothelial dysfunction is present in both CVD and ED, and is linked through the NO mechanism. The authors note that PDE5 inhibitors improve endothelial function and have a salutary effect on both CVD and ED. Both ED and cardiac disease respond to modifications in lifestyle as well as pharmacologic manipulation. These authors also report that the presence of ED gives the clinician an opportunity to assess CVD and prevention as well.20
Treating other health problems, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, can sometimes cure ED. If our urologists suspect that your ED is caused by an underlying medical condition, they may refer you to a specialist for treatment.
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?