Alprostadil, available as an injection or a suppository, is a drug that makes the blood vessels expand. That boosts blood flow throughout the body, including the penis, so it helps men with ED have an erection.
If you have erectile dysfunction, it works by temporarily increasing blood flow to the penis when you get sexually excited. .
Many men are unhappy with their ability to get or maintain an erection, but only 5% of these men seek help. This is because most men, in general, are unwilling to discuss their sex life, even when it is going well.
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The overall effects of all the above are heightened pleasure and feelings of closeness and a happy family life full of creativity in home and in the workplaces.
Other drugs may be used to treat erectile dysfunctions such as self-injections of medication at the base of the penis, hormone replacement for low testosterone, or suppositories.
Managing other health conditions and making the necessary lifestyle changes are important to help overcome erectile dysfunction. That’s why our team at the Male Infertility & Sexual Health Program at UH uses a specialized, team-based approach to deliver expert and highly individual ED care.
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Natural treatments will vary on safety. Supplements are not regulated like prescription medication. This makes it challenging to determine whether every treatment is safe.
They can check your health and any current medications for likely side effects. If psychological reasons are suspected, your doctor can advise you on what would help, including helping you access counselling services you (and your partner) may benefit from. a physical examination, which may include your genitals and prostate gland checking your medications for side effects blood and urine tests for hormones, blood lipids, thyroid, liver and kidney function and diabetes.
A very rare side effect of sildenafil is an alteration in color perception due to the drug’s inhibition of PDE-6 in addition to PDE-5. Vardenafil is somewhat more selective in this regard, having no known effect on PDE-6, and thus no known effect on color perception. And while vardenafil is less thoroughly researched than sildenafil, there are still numerous studies looking at thousands of users over nearly two decades, so its safety and efficacy are without question.
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The major cause of erectile dysfunction is restricted blood flow to the penis because of narrowed blood vessels. In fact, because the vessels in the penis are very small compared to other parts of the body, problems with erectile dysfunction can be a warning sign that other vessels, such as those leading to the heart, may eventually be affected. Diabetes, which also can affect the blood vessels, also is linked to erectile dysfunction.
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A meta-analysis of 36 744 men with ED in 12 prospective cohort studies found that the presence of ED significantly increased the risk of CVD, CAD, stroke and all-cause mortality, and the presence of ED was an independent risk factor for CVD. Ponholzer et al found that men with moderate to severe ED had a 65% increased relative risk for developing symptomatic CAD compared with men who did not have ED.26