The pathogenesis of organic ED is related to dysfunction of the endothelium. Endothelial cells can become injured through a variety of mechanisms, most of which cause oxidative stress on the tissues. Many of these causes of oxidative stress are related to lifestyle issues which lead to hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidaemia (figure 1). Endothelial cell dysfunction results in reduction of endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation as well as increased adhesion of leukocytes to the endothelium. Endothelial cell injury then leads to a variety of sequelae, including ED, other types of vasoconstriction, atherosclerosis and thrombus formation.18
If you use any of these medications and start to have erection problems, don't just stop taking them on your own. Talk to your doctor about possible fixes. .
The patient's partner was also given a brief questionnaire to complete independently.
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that is sufficiently rigid for sexual intercourse. Sexual drive and the ability to have an orgasm are not necessarily affected. Because all men have erection problems from time to time, doctors diagnose erectile dysfunction if a man fails to maintain an erection satisfactory for intercourse on at least 25% of attempts. Worldwide, erectile dysfunction occurs in close to 20% of men.
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It's common for ejaculation problems to occur as you age. Ejaculation problems usually don’t pose health concerns, but they can be embarrassing to experience. Learn how to fix ejaculation problems and talk to your doctor.
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Erectile dysfunction is a very common condition for aging men, but is it a normal part of the aging process? Though it’s a sensitive topic, it's important to discuss any signs of erectile dysfunction with your doctor -- especially because erectile dysfunction is sometimes the first sign of underlying health conditions such as cardiovascular problems.
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The doctor or nurse will ask about your lifestyle and relationships, and any problems you might be having.
The most common side effects of Sildenafil: headache; flushing; upset stomach; abnormal vision, such as changes in color vision (such as having a blue color tinge) and blurred vision; stuffy or runny nose; back pain; muscle pain; nausea; dizziness; rash.
For an algorithm to facilitate evaluation and treatment of patients with ED, see figure 2.
More frequent EDM use was associated with decreased erectile confidence, which in turn showed negative relations with erectile function. Men who use EDMs for recreational purposes may be at increased risk of becoming psychologically dependent, which in turn could lead to psychogenic-based ED symptoms (14).
ED pills, PDE-5 inhibitors that are prescription medication, have been clinically proven to effectively treat erectile dysfunction. If you’re curious whether ED medication might be right for you, you can take the K Health assessment and chat with a K Health doctor about potentially getting a prescription. How does K Health treat ED?
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