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Your doctor may recommend pursuing some mental health support to alleviate the impact of stress, depression, or anxiety on your ED. Seeking help from a mental health professional can help treat erectile dysfunction. .
Knee fallouts. Start by lying down, knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Clench your lower pelvic muscles, and lower one knee sideways towards the floor. Repeat five times on each knee.Supine foot raises. These might not sound like a penis-related exercise, because they're not, but it helps with pelvic floor activation. Start in the knee fallout pose, then slowly raise one foot, keeping your torso still. Slowly lower, and repeat with the other leg.Pelvic curl. You might know these as bridges, and this one also starts with the same technique of lying on your back, legs hip-width apart. Squeeze and lift your buttocks in the air, keeping your hip width stable, tensing the pelvic floor muscles. Slowly lower, and repeat.Tips for maximising the sexual benefits of Kegel exercises
For this test, you will place a device around your penis before you go to sleep. It measures how many erections you have and how strong they are. A simpler version of this test uses a special plastic ring around your penis. If you get an erection, the ring breaks.
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Some men with early-stage prostate cancer have a choice between radiation and surgery to treat their cancer. When looking at how men’s erections are affected by prostate cancer treatment, there does not seem to be much long-term difference between the two. Men who have had radiation may see a general decrease in the firmness of their erections over time (up to several years after radiation). In contrast, after surgery most men have erection problems right away and then have a chance to recover erections in the first 2 years following the surgery. About 4 years after either treatment, the percentage of men reporting ED is about the same. Treatments can often help these men get their erections back whether they’ve had surgery or radiation.
Surgery to repair arteries (penile arterial reconstructive surgery) can reduce impotence caused by obstructions that block the flow of blood to the penis. The best candidates for such surgery are young men with discrete blockage of an artery because of a physical injury to the pubic area or a fracture of the pelvis. The procedure is less successful in older men with widespread blockage of arteries.
The condition gets increasingly common as men get older, and mild or occasional problems may affect more than half of men over the age of 50.
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• Medications, most commonly blood pressure medications (especially beta-blockers or thizides), anti-depressants (such as SSRI), anti-androgens, and a variety of other medications
At first glance, much of the above might seem like involuntary bodily movements, and a lot of the time, they are. But for people experiencing erectile dysfunction, these processes often aren't functioning properly.
The earlier you get a diagnosis of ED, the sooner you can start on treatments that can help your symptoms.
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 increase 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,
When sexually stimulated/aroused, the nerves supplying the penis release a chemical, nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide is important because it stimulates the production of a chemical called cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). cGMP causes the muscle in arteries of the penis to relax and increase blood flow into the penis. NO is broken down in the body by phosphodiesterase enzymes. PDE5 inhibitors thus prevent the breakdown of NO and thus promote increased blood flow into the penis.
PDE5 inhibitors have not been studied in individuals with a condition, retinitis pigmentosa, and thus their use is not recommended for these individuals.
Clinicians should be aware of these possible detrimental effects of TRT and the possible contraindications, and to prescribe and monitor in an appropriate manner, which may vary from patient to patient.
Your doctor might perform a combination of different exams to determine if you have erectile dysfunction (ED).