Since endothelial dysfunction, CVD and ED are closely associated in epidemiological studies, the question for clinicians is whether to recommend the man presenting with ED undergo a cardiovascular (CV) evaluation. Clearly, based on numerous studies, ED can be considered at least a ‘marker’ for possible further vascular disease or CVD.15 In their report, Vlachopoulos and coworkers make the point that the man presenting with ED, the clinician, is offered an opportunity to attempt to improve the health of the man by addressing lifestyle modification, and consider further vascular evaluation owing to the clear relationship between endothelial dysfunction, ED and CVD.19
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ED commonly referred to as “impotence” is a condition that causes problems in achieving or maintaining an erection during sex. The patient could also experience low libido or reduced sexual desire.
Erectile dysfunction is usually occurring as Men get older, and it’s a known fact that almost every man after the age of 50 or even younger might suffer from the impotency condition at any time in his lifetime. Most erectile dysfunction conditions are caused by only few specific conditions and the main cause for erectile dysfunction is Diabetes!
Stem cell intracavernosal therapy and platelet‐rich plasma (PRP) therapy are both considered investigational.
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Despite the tremendous success of currently available PDE-5 inhibitors like sildenafil and tadalafil, research continues into additional treatments that could have greater efficacy, fewer side effects, or both. Some of these are additional oral medications, while others involve new medical devices applied to the penis directly.
Mean blood pressure, the variable shown in figure 1, was calculated as the diastolic pressure plus one third of the difference between systolic and diastolic pressures.
Phosphodiesterase-5 enzyme inhibitors are medications used to treat erectile dysfunction, enlarged prostate (benign prostate hyperplasia), and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a condition of high blood pressure in the arteries that carry deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs. Relax the smooth muscles in the penis and increase blood flow into the corpus cavernosum, the erectile tissue in the penis. Improve blood flow in the prostate and relieve urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. Relax the smooth muscles around the pulmonary arteries, which results in arterial dilation and reduced pulmonary blood pressure.
Erectile dysfunction is not new in either medicine or human experience, but it is often not easily or openly discussed. Cultural expectations of male sexuality inhibit many men from seeking help for a disorder that can usually benefit from medical treatment.
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/urologic-diseases/erectile-dysfunction/diagnosis Does Vitamin D Deficiency Contribute to Erectile Dysfunction? (2012).
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Other research also supports eating more plants. In one study, about one-third of men who cut back on their consumption of cholesterol and saturated fat (both of which are found mainly in animal products) and increased their intake of fiber (found in plants) recovered their normal sexual function.
A 2011 survey on recreational use of ED medications published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior included responses from 1,994 men attending 497 colleges across the country. Four percent of these men admitted to using ED drugs recreationally. A majority of the recreational users mixed ED drugs with illegal drugs and engaged in risky sexual behaviors. Recreational use was associated with substance abuse and a higher number of sex partners.