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.
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Home Archive Volume 93, Issue 1105 Recent advances in the treatment of erectile dysfunction
It's these muscles you need to condition to halt ED in its tracks, particularly as you age and all muscles weaken.
People with erectile dysfunction (ED) have difficulty getting and/or keeping an erection. The difficulty may be constant or occasional. While ED is sometimes called “impotence,” healthcare professionals have increasingly moved away from a term that can be perceived as pejorative or confused with nonmedical definitions of the word.
It is important to understand that ED is frequently, if not usually, directly related to endothelial dysfunction, and that the release of NO by the vasculature of the penile arteries is directly related to the function of intact, healthy endothelium. In the face of endothelial dysfunction, the process of erection fails to occur in a normal fashion.16
Pelvic floor physiotherapy (also known as kegel exercises) is the best for erectile dysfunction. It isolates the muscle group at the base of the pelvis (particularly the pubococcygeus), which extends from the pelvic bone to the tailbone and helps to support your pelvic organs. As this muscle grows weaker, it loses the ability to prevent blood flow out of the erect penis.
General ageingConditions affecting cardiovascular health like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterolExperiencing an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)Cardiovascular disease
Panax ginseng (red ginseng) is sometimes called “herbal Viagra”. There have been more than a handful of studies providing evidence that Panax ginseng can help with ED. However, the studies leave a fair bit to be desired in their methodologies and size. The evidence thus far points to the need for more research and the alluring potential of red ginseng as an effective treatment.
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Anyone experiencing ED who is not over the age of 50, overly stressed, or dealing with the side effects of chronic medication, should schedule an appointment with a GP or urologist to rule out underlying disease.
ED doesn’t have to be a part of getting older. As a man ages, he may need more stimulation (stroking and touching) to get an erection. He might also need more time between erections. Older men should still be able to get an erection and enjoy sex. Diabetes (high blood sugar). Hypertension (high blood pressure). Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Stress, anxiety, or depression. Alcohol and tobacco use. Some prescription medicines. This includes antidepressants, pain medicine, and high blood pressure medicine. Fatigue. Brain or spinal cord injuries. Hypogonadism (a condition that leads to low levels of the male hormone, testosterone). Multiple sclerosis. Parkinson’s disease. Radiation therapy to the testicles. Stroke. Some types of prostate or bladder surgery.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is associated with ED and is seen more commonly among aging men. In addition, medications prescribed for hypertension, such as beta blockers and thiazide diuretics, have been shown to have detrimental effects on erectile function.
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Oral drugs or pills are often prescribed for ED (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Stendra)Testosterone Therapy (if blood tests indicate low testosterone)Penile Injections (ICI, intracavernosal Alprostadil)Intraurethral medication (IU, Alprostadil)Vacuum Erection DevicesPenile ImplantsSurgery to bypass penile artery damage for some younger men with a history of severe pelvic trauma (this procedure is not recommended for older men with hardened arteries)
These muscles are right there around the base of your penis, and they control blood flow to your erectile tissue. A strong pelvic floor, including toned pubococcygeus (PC) muscles, provides rigidity and compresses penile veins, stopping blood from leaving your penis. You're also more likely to achieve an erection that points up.