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There are many possible causes for ED, which is why it’s important to talk to your doctor about it. Some risk factors include: Cardiovascular disease Complications after bladder or prostate surgery or radiation Diabetes (people with diabetes are up to three times more likely to develop ED) Drug or alcohol abuse High blood pressure Injury to the bladder, pelvis, penis, prostate or spinal cord Kidney disease Multiple sclerosis Obesity Peyronie’s disease (a buildup of scar tissue that causes the penis to curve) Prostate cancer Psychological conditions, such as depression or anxiety Side effects of certain medications Diagnosis of erectile dysfunction .
ED not only affects the sex life of men in a committed relationship. Single men with ED often avoid dating because of the condition.
Your physician team will work with your primary care physician, as well as your cardiologist, if ED is related to a heart problem. Providers may also recommend lifestyle changes, changing your prescribed medications or seeking mental health counseling to help treat the underlying causes of ED.
Your urologist will perform a physical examination to check your health. They will examine your genitals (testes and scrotum) for any signs of injury or problems that point to erectile dysfunction. They will also check your heart rate and blood pressure to know about your cardiovascular health. They may even perform a rectal examination to check your prostate.
This section lists the different tests your doctor may need to assess your situation. It offers general information about the diagnosis of ED. Keep in mind that situations can vary in different countries.
When oral treatments (tablets) do not work or are not suitable, injection, urethral and topical treatments can help men with ED.
A doctor may ask for the following laboratory tests in the evaluation of erectile dysfunction:
But the BIG QUESTION is, which exercises are most effective? According to this study, pelvic floor exercises, also known as kegel, can help men suffering from ED. The study goes ahead to recommend these exercises as a first line approach for those seeking long term relief from ED.
Depending on the cause of your erectile dysfunction, your urologist will suggest lifestyle changes that include: Quitting smoking Limiting alcohol intake Exercising regularly Maintaining a healthy weight
Kasraeian Urology introduced this new ED treatment in 2021 for their patients in the Jacksonville, FL area.
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There are many causes of erectile dysfunction, including anxiety, low testosterone, and high cholesterol. If you’re unsure about what is causing your erectile dysfunction, you’re likely to benefit from taking a blood test because it can help to narrow down (and identify) the potential cause or causes of your ED. For example, testosterone and cholesterol - both of which are linked to ED - can only be measured with a blood test. Nowadays, you don’t need to see a doctor in person to have these measured. A blood test kit like the Erectile Dysfunction Test Kit can be used to accurately measure them from home, saving you from waiting weeks or even months to have any blood work done with a public healthcare provider.
Some men notice issues maintaining an erection after starting a new medication. Common medications that can contribute to erectile issues are:
Men do not have to begin a more active lifestyle with drastic measures. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) recommends that men slowly incorporate more activity into their lives. A man can begin by taking short walks at a normal speed and gradually increasing the pace and length of his walks.
A small study has shown that Kegels might be an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction.