Picture of rigid penile implant. Two rigid cylinders have been placed into the penis. This type of implant has no inflation mechanism but provides adequate rigidity to the penis to allow penetration.
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A series of blood tests helps determine many medical conditions known to cause ED. A urinalysis indicates any positive signs of kidney problems, testosterone levels or diabetes. Using a nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) procedure is common. Ultrasound testing and injections may be useful when diagnosing erectile dysfunction.
Penile re-vascularization is considered experimental and investigational for other indications because its effectiveness for indications other than the one listed above has not been established. Consistent with clinical guidelines of the American Urological Association, Aetna considers arterial reconstructive procedures, dorsal vein arterialization procedures, or penile venous occlusive surgery (e.g., venous ligation, dorsal vein ligation) in men with erectile dysfunction secondary to arteriosclerotic occlusive disease experimental and investigational because such procedures have not been proven to be effective.
There are times when the cause behind the sexual problem is not because of any physical cause but the psychological issues between a person or a couple. Problems like martial issues and lack of communication can be the reason for having a low sex desire or unpleasurable sex. By giving proper counseling and couples therapies doctors try to build a new bond between a couple and help them recover their ED issues.
Atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries)DiabetesHigh blood pressureSmokingUrological problemsPeyronie’s diseasePelvic traumaPelvic floor dysfunctionIncontinence
GAINSWave® treatment is a simple procedure that highly trained medical professionals perform in an office. Patients don’t have to get admitted to the hospital or have surgery. GAINSWave® therapy is non-invasive and drug-free. Men who cannot take prescription erectile dysfunction medications because of a heart condition or other health issues can use GAINSWave® therapy.
ED is a complex condition that can be caused by a variety of factors. Often, there’s more than one issue that’s responsible for ED.
Erectile dysfunction (E.D.) is often caused by blood vessel damage or suboptimal hormone levels; however, it can also be caused by stress or poor lifestyle choices such as smoking, an unhealthy diet, or not making time for physical activity.
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No effect on libido (desire) or sensationPenile Injection TherapyRefrigeration not required for some of the therapies
The American Academy of Cardiology defines high blood pressure slightly differently. The AAC considers 130/80 mm Hg. or greater (either number) stage 1 hypertension. Stage 2 hypertension is considered 140/90 mm Hg. or greater.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability to achieve or sustain a hard enough erection for satisfactory completion of sexual activity. Erectile dysfunction is different from other health conditions that interfere with male sexual function, such as lack of sexual desire (decreased libido) and problems with ejaculation release of the fluid from the penis (ejaculatory dysfunction) and orgasm/climax (orgasmic dysfunction), and penile curvature (Peyronie's disease), although these problems may also be present. ED affects about 50% of men age 40 and over. This article focuses on the evaluation and treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Note: Many Aetna pharmacy benefit plans exclude coverage of drugs for lifestyle enhancement or performance. Please check benefit plan descriptions for details. Under these plans, sildenafil citrate (Viagra), vardenafil hydrochloride (Levitra) and tadalafil (Cialis) are covered only when required by state regulation or when a plan sponsor has elected an optional rider under the pharmacy plan, or, for indemnity or PPO plans without a separate pharmacy benefit, when the plan sponsor has added optional coverage under the medical plan.
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Infection is a concern after placement of a prosthesis and is a reported complication in 8%-20% of men undergoing placement of a penile prosthesis. If a prosthesis becomes infected (redness, pain, and swelling of the penis and sometimes purulent drainage are signs of infection), the prosthesis must be removed. Depending on the timing and severity of the infection and your surgeon's preference, the area can be irrigated extensively with antibiotic solutions and a new prosthesis placed at the same time or removal of the infected prosthesis and an attempt to place a new prosthesis made at a later time when the infection is totally cleared.
Erythrocytosis has been noted in men on TRT, and should be monitored every 6–12 months depending upon the patients’ response to changes in haematocrit levels. For mild elevations, the dosage of testosterone can be decreased or the interval of using the medication can be increased. With the haematocrit greater than 50%, decisions to temporarily discontinue the medication or periodic phlebotomy may be indicated.38