Erectile Dysfunction

A penile erection is the hydraulic effect of blood entering and being retained in sponge-like bodies within the penis. Erectile dysfunction is indicated when an erection is difficult to produce. The most important organic causes are cardiovascular disease and diabetes, neurological problems, hormonal insufficiencies and drug side effects. Psychological impotence is where erection or penetration fails due to psychological reasons rather than physical impossibility.

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    Medical Daily had the chance to talk with Dr. Michael Eisenberg about erectile dysfunction. Dr. Eisenberg is the Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and his clinical focus includes erectile dysfunction, infertility, urology and men's health.
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    As if you needed convincing to spend some time in the sun. A new study suggests that vitamin D deficiency may be a risk factor for erectile dysfunction based on several related diseases.
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    Viagra may face some tough competition as US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vivus’ Stendra (generic name Avanafil) to treat erectile dysfunction.
  • The 2,250-year-old Ptolemaic mummy, which revealed tell-tale signs of metastatic prostate cancer under high-powered digital imaging.
    Scientists have diagnosed a 2,200-year-old mummy with prostate cancer, suggesting that the disease is linked to genetics rather than the environment.
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    A study found that adverse sexual outcomes after prostate cancer treatment can be predicted, as researchers look to set appropriate expectations for men.
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    Men with erectile dysfunction may see improvements when changing their lifestyle by eating healthier, exercising and maintaining a normal weight, according to a study published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
  • A growing body of evidence suggests that antioxidants may have significant value in addressing infertility issues in both women and men, including erectile dysfunction, and researchers say that large, specific clinical studies are merited to determine how much they could help.
  • Authors at Boston University Medical Center introduced a clinical vignette for review in the American Journal of Medicine to give insight on the subtleties of Testosterone deficiency (TD) on men's overall health
  • The long-standing prohibition against testosterone therapy in men with untreated or low-risk prostate cancer merits reevaluation, according to a new study published in The Journal of Urology.
  • In the first study of its kind, urologists and biostatisticians at Henry Ford Hospital have found that robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is safe over the long term, with a major complication rate of less than one percent.
  • Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in collaboration with colleagues at Lahey Clinic and from Denmark and Germany, have found that 5a-reductase inhibitors (5a-RIs), while improving urinary symptoms in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and possible hair loss prevention, produces significant adverse effects in some individuals including loss of libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), ejaculatory dysfunction and potential depression.
  • A man who reaches 75 doesn't mean that there is no more sex for him this was according to an Australian study.