Associate Professor of Urology, Director of Newport Beach Urology, Director of Men's Health, Chief, Division of Men's Health and Reconstructive Urology
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Kegels can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder, bowel, and may have an impact on sexual function.
Metabolism (breakdown) of vardenafil can be slowed by aging, liver disease, and concurrent use of certain medications (such as erythromycin [an antibiotic], ketoconazole [Nizoral, a medication for fungal/yeast infections], and protease inhibitors [medications used to treat AIDS]). Slowed breakdown allows vardenafil to accumulate in the body and potentially increases the risk for side effects. Therefore, in men over 65 years of age with liver disease, or who are also taking medication(s) that can slow the breakdown of vardenafil, the doctor will initiate vardenafil at low doses to avoid its accumulation. For example, men taking erythromycin or ketoconazole should not take more than 5 mg of vardenafil in 24 hours; men taking high doses of ketoconazole (Nizoral) should not take more than 2.5 mg of vardenafil in 24 hours; men with moderately severe liver disease also should not take more than a 5 mg dose of vardenafil within 24 hours; men taking the protease inhibitor (for the treatment of HIV/AIDS) indinavir (Crixivan) should not take more than 2.5 mg of vardenafil in 24 hours; and men taking another protease inhibitor ritonavir (Norvir), erythromycin, or ketoconazole, should not take more than 2.5 mg of vardenafil every 72 hours.
ED medication is typically taken in advance of sexual activity. Medications normally take from 15 to 60 minutes to take effect. Alternatively, those who wish to engage in more regular sexual activity (twice or more a week) can take daily tablets such as Cialis Daily or Tadalafil Daily.
Extra weight can make a man more likely to develop diabetes or cardiovascular disease, which are both associated with erectile dysfunction. Also, carrying fat around the middle can affect a man’s hormones, which can contribute to penile dysfunction.
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As your body becomes more familiar and used to these exercises, consider increasing the length of time you squeeze and hold the different pelvic muscles. You can also increase the number of repetitions or sets of exercises you do.
While the device has become increasingly popular, some patients may find it uncomfortable and tricky to operate. Health risks may also be involved for individuals on blood-thinning drugs or those with blood disorders.
Patients in the four randomized, controlled trials of the drug were told to take a dose 30 minutes before sexual activity, but 277 patients (18.3% of the sample) recorded intercourse attempts within 15 minutes of dosing.
30-50% of hypertensive men also suffer from ED. Hypertension can disrupt erectile tissue function. In addition, some prescriptions for the condition can cause ED. However, there’s evidence that suggests that once adequate blood pressure control is regained – even for those on medication – ED becomes less likely.
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The most common cause of ED is a lack of flowing blood to erectile tissue. Plaque and damaged vessels can restrict circulation enough to disrupt function. Typically, symptoms begin with difficulty maintaining an erection before advancing to a complete inability to obtain one.
Medicinal causes of ED can include; the effect of certain medicines such as antidepressants, diuretics, beta blockers, corticosteriods and cytotoxics.
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.
Working other muscles other than the pelvic floor muscles is also another way of beating ED. Aerobics are another recommended exercise.
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