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How much exercise does a man need? The answer depends on his individual health. Seeing a doctor is recommended before starting any exercise program. With a doctor’s guidance, a man can choose the types of exercise that are best for him. Men’s Sexual Health Erectile Dysfunction Public Prev Next What is the “normal” frequency of sex? What is the “normal” frequency of masturbation? What factors determine semen volume?
One must be very careful using both PDE5 inhibitors and medications commonly used to treat an enlarged prostate, alpha-blockers (for example, tamsulosin [Flomax], terazosin [Hytrin]). It is recommended that one be on a stable dose of the alpha-blocker prior to starting a PDE5 inhibitor and that one start on a low dose of the PDE5 inhibitor and increase as tolerated and needed to treat the erectile dysfunction. Similarly, if you are on a PDE5 inhibitor and your doctor recommends that you start an alpha-blocker for your prostate, you should start at a low dose and increase as tolerated and needed to treat your prostate symptoms.
Cancer and cancer treatments that involve the pelvic area including colon cancer surgery, prostate cancer surgery or radiation treatments may cause neurological as well as vascular damage which may lead to sexual dysfunction as well.
Couple therapy- Seek a therapist to do away with the stress, anxiety or depression leading to erectile dysfunction.
Pelvic surgeries are a common cause of sexual dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is a potential complication following prostate cancer surgery.
The first step is identifying what we actually mean by a 'pelvic floor'. Activating pelvic floor muscles can be achieved by trying to stop the flow of urine when you're urinating — those are the same muscles involved in erectile function.
The treatment may depend on what is causing the problem and how healthy you are. Your provider can talk with you about the best treatment for you.
If you have a sexual partner, it may be useful to attend this consultation together.
Strengthening the muscles that surround and support the genital area can assist the penis in obtaining and maintaining an erection and address issues that cause premature ejaculation.
The ACP did not recommend for or against routine use of hormonal blood tests or hormonal treatment in the management of patients with ED.
In general, PDE5i works successfully in about 65%-70% of all men with erectile dysfunction (impotence). The greater the degree of damage to the normal erection mechanism and severity of the ED, the lower the overall success rate. Men with diabetes and those with spinal cord injury reported between 50%-60% responding successfully to treatment with oral PDE5i medications. The lowest success rate has been in men who developed ED (impotence) after prostate cancer surgery (radical prostatectomy) for more advanced prostate cancer that required removal of both sets of nerves around the prostate. In men who did not have the nerves removed/damage, there is a better chance of response to PDE5 inhibitors.
An ultrasound examination of your penis and testicles may be performed. The principle of ultrasound is similar to the sonar used on submarines. Sound waves are reflected back when they contact relatively dense structures, such as fibrous tissue or blood vessel walls. These reflected sound waves are then converted into pictures of the internal structures being studied.
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If regular exercise doesn’t resolve the issue, consult with your doctor. There are other options available to treat erectile dysfunction. Your doctor may suggest any of the following:
You might need other tests to check for underlying issues or to further assess your condition. These might include the following: