VEDs are noninvasive devices that are available OTC or by prescription. They are used to generate negative pressure, drawing arterial blood into the corpora cavernosa, thereby promoting erection.5,7 Despite being less discreet than other treatment options, they are effective, low-cost, and associated with high rates of satisfaction.6 Use of VEDs can cause transient penile petechiae or bruising, discomfort or pain, and difficulty with ejaculation.6,7 Men receiving anticoagulants are at increased risk of bruising, and therefore, caution should be observed when considering a VED.7
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man struggles to get or keep his penis erect long enough to engage in satisfying sexual activity. Most men will experience difficulties achieving an erection at some point in their lifetime. For men with ED, though, these challenges persist and can affect their quality of life. .
Therefore, men with these health conditions should not use vardenafil without having these conditions evaluated and stabilized first. For example, men with uncontrolled high blood pressure should have their blood pressure controlled; and men with potentially life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms should have these rhythms controlled.
Self-administered injections of prostaglandin E1 (Caverject® or Invicorp®) provide a simple means of obtaining a natural erection. You will be taught how to administer the injections (pictured) and told what to do in the event of problems such as an erection which will not go down.
Once evaluated, there are a number of treatments for erectile dysfunction, varying from oral therapies that can be taken on demand (for example, sildenafil [Viagra, Revatio], vardenafil [Levitra, Staxyn], avanafil [Stendra], and tadalafil [Cialis, Adcirca]) or once daily (tadalafil), intraurethral therapies (alprostadil [Muse]), injection therapies (alprostadil, combination therapies), the vacuum device, and penile prostheses. Less commonly, arterial revascularization procedures can be performed. It is important to discuss the indications and risks of each of these therapies to determine which is best for you.
An estimated 30 million American men suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), a condition that can lead to frustration, and the destruction of marriage as well as an individuals’ self-confidence.
To be able to get the best benefits from the Kegel exercises you should allow your body a break from the exercises and it is recommended that you only do the exercises 3 to 4 days per week.
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In the majority of cases, erectile dysfunction occurs when blood flow to the penis is inhibited either by cardiovascular problems or poor nerve signalling. Healthy arousal engorges the penile tubes (corpora cavernosum) with arterial blood causing it to stiffen and become erect. The engorged corpora occlude the venous outflow of blood, creating a rigid or full erection. Erection dysfunction occurs when there is either poor influx of arterial blood or efflux of venous blood (venous leak).
Side effects, when they happen, tend to be mild and commonly include some of the following: Headache A sensation of flushing in the face Nasal congestion Nausea or indigestion Muscle pain Dizziness
Erectile dysfunction is a very common condition for aging men, but is it a normal part of the aging process? Though it’s a sensitive topic, it's important to discuss any signs of erectile dysfunction with your doctor -- especially because erectile dysfunction is sometimes the first sign of underlying health conditions such as cardiovascular problems.
Risks associated with injection therapy include bleeding, pain with injection, penile pain, priapism, and corporal fibrosis (scarring inside of the corpora cavernosa). There is also concern that repetitive injections in the same area could cause scar tissue to build up in the tunica albuginea which could create penile curvature. Thus, doctors recommended that one alternate side with injection and perform injections no more frequently than every other day.
Did you know that certain medical condition may be responsible for ED? Some causes of impotence are medically treatable and reversible. Learn more about what can be done about erectile dysfunction with the Impotence Quiz.
The Bulbocavernosus muscle is involved in squeezing semen or urine out of the urethra, as well as pumping blood flow into the penile veins to maintain an erectionThe Pubococcygeus muscle, which forms a large part of the pelvic floor, plays a major role in urination, and is contracted during orgasmThe Iliococcygeus muscle, involved in contracting the anus back up after a bowel movement
L-arginine is an amino acid and something we naturally have within our bodies. Under normal circumstances, it plays a role in nitric oxide production, which in turn plays a crucial role in allowing blood to rush into the penis to cause an erection.
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The four-month clinical trial reported optimistic messages. Based on the participants’ own views, the following results were witnessed: 75% of men experienced improved erectile rigidity and strength 90% of men experienced heightened orgasm intensity 40% of men improved their ejaculatory control 75% of men experienced improved ejaculatory force 90% of men improved their confidence in sexual performance 60% of men experienced increased sexual pleasure