Erectile Dysfunction News Archive

Anabolic Steroids Easily Obtained Without Rx

Anabolic Steroids Easily Obtained Without Rx

Alert patients that use of performance-enhancing drugs can lead to erectile dysfunction and infertility.

Erectile Function Recovery Better With Delayed Radiotherapy After RP

Erectile Function Recovery Better With Delayed Radiotherapy After RP

The chances of erectile function recovery improved when patients received radiation treatment more than 16 months after surgery.

Erectile Function Preserved in Half of Men Receiving Brachytherapy

Erectile Function Preserved in Half of Men Receiving Brachytherapy

Potency is preserved in 50.4% and 60.8% of patients at 10 years after seed implantation, according to MSSFI and SHIM scores, respectively.

Psychotherapy-PDE5 Inhibitor Combo Helps Post-RP Erectile Function

Psychotherapy-PDE5 Inhibitor Combo Helps Post-RP Erectile Function

An early, integrated approach led to less deterioration of erectile function after surgery.

ED Patients at Higher Risk of Hip Fracture

ED Patients at Higher Risk of Hip Fracture

Almost quadruple the risk found among Asian men with erectile dysfunction.

Periodontitis May Up Erectile Dysfunction Risk

Periodontitis May Up Erectile Dysfunction Risk

Review finds 1.5-3.4 times higher risk of erectile dysfunction among men with periodontitis.

Discontinue Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Before Surgery

Discontinue Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Before Surgery

Men undergoing surgery should inform their anesthesiologist about any use of erectile dysfunction drugs.

PCa Surgery Patients Largely Unaware of Sexual Complications

PCa Surgery Patients Largely Unaware of Sexual Complications

Many men are unaware of erectile function recovery time and problems with ejaculation.

Flavonoid-Rich Foods May Lower Erectile Dysfunction Risk

Flavonoid-Rich Foods May Lower Erectile Dysfunction Risk

A combination of exercise and a flavonoid-rich diet can reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction by 21%.

Study: 5-ARIs Lower Prostate Cancer Progression Risk

Study: 5-ARIs Lower Prostate Cancer Progression Risk

Non-users of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors had a nearly 2.6 times increased risk of pathologic progression than those who took the drugs.

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Do Not Affect Prostate Cancer Relapse Risk

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Do Not Affect Prostate Cancer Relapse Risk

No significant association found between phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor use and biochemical recurrence after radical treatment.

Why Men Are Satisfied With Penile Implants

Why Men Are Satisfied With Penile Implants

In a small study, 79% of men reported satisfaction with penile prosthesis implantation surgery, supporting its use as an erectile dysfunction treatment.

Yoga May Help Prostate Cancer Patients Having Radiotherapy

Yoga May Help Prostate Cancer Patients Having Radiotherapy

Small study shows those undergoing radiation therapy had fewer side effects, less fatigue.

Limit Radiation in Certain Areas to Preserve Sexual Function in PCa

Limit Radiation in Certain Areas to Preserve Sexual Function in PCa

Researchers investigate sexual dysfunction post RT for localized prostate cancer.

Erectile Dysfunction Risk Linked to Aldosterone

Erectile Dysfunction Risk Linked to Aldosterone

In a study, mean aldosterone levels increased with severity of ED.

Few Urologists Treat Peyronie's Disease

Few Urologists Treat Peyronie's Disease

Urology subspeciality andrologists perform disproportionately higher numbers of procedures.

Extended Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection Not Linked with ED, Incontinence

Extended Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection Not Linked with ED, Incontinence

After 2 years, continence, potency, and freedom from recurrence were achieved in almost half of men who had extended pelvic lymph node dissection.

More Exercise Linked to Less Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

More Exercise Linked to Less Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Analytic sample of 692 men wearing ActiGraph 7164 accelerometer confirms inverse association.

Can Acupuncture Help Erectile Dysfunction?

Can Acupuncture Help Erectile Dysfunction?

It remains important to assess the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for ED.

Senior Cancer Patients Using CAM May Develop Urology Problems

Senior Cancer Patients Using CAM May Develop Urology Problems

CAM associated with polypharmacy, vision impairment, and urologic comorbidities.

Erectile Dysfunction Risk Not Lowered by Aspirin, Other NSAIDS

Erectile Dysfunction Risk Not Lowered by Aspirin, Other NSAIDS

Lack of association found in a study of men in the placebo arm of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial.

Robotic Prostate Surgery Preserves Erectile Function Better

Robotic Prostate Surgery Preserves Erectile Function Better

Compared with laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy is associated with a 51% increased likelihood of return of erectile function.

Erectile Function Worsens In Most Men After Prostate Biopsy

Erectile Function Worsens In Most Men After Prostate Biopsy

Results of a prospective study have implications for patient counseling.

Study: Erectile Dysfunction Should Prompt Diabetes Screening

Study: Erectile Dysfunction Should Prompt Diabetes Screening

Men with ED had more than twice the odds of undiagnosed diabetes.

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout is associated with an elevated likelihood of both organic and psychogenic ED.

Erectile Dysfunction More Prevalent in Illicit Users of Amphetamine

Erectile Dysfunction More Prevalent in Illicit Users of Amphetamine

Amphetamine users were twice as likely as non-users to experience erectile dysfunction.

Topical Testosterone Doesn't Improve Ejaculatory Dysfunction

Topical Testosterone Doesn't Improve Ejaculatory Dysfunction

Researchers saw no improvement for patients with low testosterone and delayed ejaculation.

Erectile Dysfunction Medications Don't Raise Melanoma Risk

Erectile Dysfunction Medications Don't Raise Melanoma Risk

Slightly higher odds for men on ED drugs, but lifestyle factors are the likelier culprit.

FDA Seizes Counterfeit ED Medications, More

FDA Seizes Counterfeit ED Medications, More

International effort takes aim at more than 1,050 websites

Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Gout

Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Gout

Gout increased the risk of erectile dysfunction in men by 21%.

Active Inflammatory Bowel Disease Impairs Sexual Function

Active Inflammatory Bowel Disease Impairs Sexual Function

Researchers identify depression as the most important determinant.

Daily Caffeine Linked to Lower Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Daily Caffeine Linked to Lower Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Study suggests caffeine may help maintain healthy blood flow and sexual function.

CV Autonomic Neuropathy Predicts T1DM Urological Complications

CV Autonomic Neuropathy Predicts T1DM Urological Complications

Increased odds of erectile dysfunction and/or lower urinary tract symptoms in men with T1DM.

Testosterone Replacement Use Low Among Hypogonadal Men

Testosterone Replacement Use Low Among Hypogonadal Men

Hypogonadism was present in 42.8% of subjects, yet TRT was used by only 3.9%.

Penile Prosthesis Use Declining in U.S.

Penile Prosthesis Use Declining in U.S.

Insertion of these devices decreased from 4.6% of erectile dysfunction cases in 2002 to 2.3% in 2010.

Researchers Take Another Look at Average Penis Size

Researchers Take Another Look at Average Penis Size

A new report combines data from 20 studies to provide definitive information.

High Activity Levels May Help Erectile Function

High Activity Levels May Help Erectile Function

Lower levels have no significant effect; findings consistent in racially diverse population.

Sex Hormones Predict Erectile Dysfunction Risk

Sex Hormones Predict Erectile Dysfunction Risk

High levels of free and bioavailable testosterone are associated with a significantly decreased risk of ED in younger men.

Study: Screen ED Sufferers for Cardiovascular Disease

Study: Screen ED Sufferers for Cardiovascular Disease

It is cost-effective, potentially saving $21.3 billion over 20 years by preventing 1.1 million cardiovascular events, researchers say.

Exercise Linked to Better Sexual Function for Men

Exercise Linked to Better Sexual Function for Men

Men who get the most physical activity report more erections and orgasms.

Can Declining Sexual Desire Cause Lower Testosterone?

Can Declining Sexual Desire Cause Lower Testosterone?

Lower testosterone levels linked to decreased sexual activity and desire, but not to fewer erections.

Return to Full Potency Rare After Prostate Surgery

Return to Full Potency Rare After Prostate Surgery

Only 6.7% of men reported erections that were as good after radical prostatectomy, as before—much lower than would be expected by IIEF-5 scores.

Depression Prevalent in Borderline Testosterone Patients

Depression Prevalent in Borderline Testosterone Patients

In this study, over half the men referred for borderline testosterone levels had depression.

Factors Associated with Depression in BPH Patients

Factors Associated with Depression in BPH Patients

Depression is prevalent among men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Testosterone Found to Boost Efficacy of PDE5 Inhibitors

Testosterone Found to Boost Efficacy of PDE5 Inhibitors

The authors recommend consideration of testosterone assays in men who fail to respond to PDE5 inhibitors in an effort to optimize outcomes.

Walking Improves Erectile Function After Myocardial Infarction

Walking Improves Erectile Function After Myocardial Infarction

Correlation identified between functional capacity and erectile function improvement

Prostatectomy May Impair Sex for Women, Too

Prostatectomy May Impair Sex for Women, Too

Sexual function declines for both men and women following radical prostatectomy, but some aspects of care may help couples.

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Worsen Prostate Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Worsen Prostate Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Men who take phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors after radical prostatectomy are more likely to experience biochemical recurrence of disease.

Erectile Dysfunction and eGFR May Predict CAD

Erectile Dysfunction and eGFR May Predict CAD

A Turkish study found that 55% of male coronary artery disease patients had some degree of erectile dysfunction.

Oral Therapies Improve Potency After Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy

Oral Therapies Improve Potency After Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy

Potency was observed in 51% of unilateral surgery patients and 71% of bilateral surgery patients who received oral therapy.

Erectile Function Recovery More Likely After Robotic Prostate Surgery

Erectile Function Recovery More Likely After Robotic Prostate Surgery

Nerve-sparing surgery by robot-assisted laparoscopy was associated with a 2.4 times increased odds of regaining potency versus open surgery

Erectile Dysfunction May Improve After Shockwave Therapy

Erectile Dysfunction May Improve After Shockwave Therapy

In a placebo-controlled study, 57% of men unable to have intercourse were able to do so without medication after receiving the treatment.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Linked to Early Vascular Disease

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Linked to Early Vascular Disease

Men with asymptomatic vascular disease are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction (ED) compared to those who don't.

Vitamin D Deficiency Common in Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Vitamin D Deficiency Common in Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Significantly lower vitamin D level in patients with severe/complete versus mild erectile dysfunction (ED).

Sildenafil (Viagra) Shows Cardioprotective Effect in Men

Sildenafil (Viagra) Shows Cardioprotective Effect in Men

Sildenafil (Viagra) has demonstrated improvement in heart function without any adverse effect on blood pressure.

Diabetic Neuropathy Raises Risk of Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Urinary Problems

Diabetic Neuropathy Raises Risk of Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Urinary Problems

Men with diabetic peripheral neuropathy have an increased occurrence of erectile dysfunction and lower-urinary-tract symptoms.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Depression

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Depression

When it comes to erectile dysfunction (ED) in middle-aged men, testosterone may not be a key factor.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Drug Taken 15 Minutes Before Sexual Activity Approved

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Drug Taken 15 Minutes Before Sexual Activity Approved

FDA has approved a supplemental new drug application for Stendra (avanafil) taken early as ~15 minutes before sexual activity.

Focal Prostate Cancer Therapy Safe, Feasible

Focal Prostate Cancer Therapy Safe, Feasible

In a study, none of the 62 men who had the treatment experienced erectile dysfunction or urinary incontinence.

Erectile Dysfunction Undertreated, Study Finds

Erectile Dysfunction Undertreated, Study Finds

Of 6.2 million men diagnosed with the condition, only 25.4% of them filled a prescription for a medical treatment.

Post-Brachytherapy Erectile Function Preserved in Most Men

Post-Brachytherapy Erectile Function Preserved in Most Men

At 5 years after seed implantation, 59% prostate cancer patients had preserved erectile function.

Obesity Diminishes Sexual Function in Young Men

Obesity Diminishes Sexual Function in Young Men

Obesity can lead to a deterioration of erectile function in young men.

Biking Tied to Prostate Cancer, Not Reproductive Health

Biking Tied to Prostate Cancer, Not Reproductive Health

Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal.

Severe Erectile Dysfunction May Respond to Shockwave Therapy

Severe Erectile Dysfunction May Respond to Shockwave Therapy

Researchers compared with low-intensity shockwave therapy with sham treatment.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Drugs Used Improperly

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Drugs Used Improperly

Many patients who fail with PDE5is are using the medications improperly.

Yachia Corporoplasty Offers Long-Term Peyronie's Relief

Yachia Corporoplasty Offers Long-Term Peyronie's Relief

Single-institution study finds most patients satisfied with the results and would have the surgery again.

CCH Injection Interval Flexible in Peyronie's Patients

CCH Injection Interval Flexible in Peyronie's Patients

Allowing 1, 2, or 3 or more days between the first and second injection of collagenase clostridium histolyticum does not impact efficacy.

Younger Men Less Satisfied with Peyronie's Disease Treatment

Younger Men Less Satisfied with Peyronie's Disease Treatment

Perceived outcomes of patients aged 29 years or younger are different from those of patients in other age groups, study finds.

Penile Traction Does Not Interfere with IFN Therapy for PD

Penile Traction Does Not Interfere with IFN Therapy for PD

Study reveals no significant impact on changes in penile curvature or length.

HIFU May Lessen Burden of Erectile Dysfunction

HIFU May Lessen Burden of Erectile Dysfunction

IIEF scores at 6 months post-op not significantly different from baseline, study finds.

Penile Ultrasound Recommended for Young ED Patients

Penile Ultrasound Recommended for Young ED Patients

A significant proportion of these men have vascular abnormalities, a study found.

Transperineal Biopsy Carries Erectile Dysfunction Risk

Transperineal Biopsy Carries Erectile Dysfunction Risk

Researchers observe a short-term significant decline erectile function at 1 month, but this fully recovers by 6 months.

PIG-Related Sensory Loss Rare Beyond 1 Year

PIG-Related Sensory Loss Rare Beyond 1 Year

Loss of penile sensation after plaque incision and grafting surgery for Peyonie's disease declines over time.

Nonsurgical Peyronie's Treatments Compared

Nonsurgical Peyronie's Treatments Compared

In a study of rats, penile traction had the edge for correcting curvature, but a vacuum erectile device was better for preserving erectile function.

Caffeine May Lower Erectile Dysfunction Prevalence

Caffeine May Lower Erectile Dysfunction Prevalence

Intake of 85-303 mg/day has an apparent protective effect, researchers found.

Erectile, Ejaculatory Dysfunction More Common in Cardiac Patients

Erectile, Ejaculatory Dysfunction More Common in Cardiac Patients

Study also shows a 6-fold higher rate of hypogonadism compared with the general population.

Erectile Dysfunction Rate Higher If Surgeons Converted to MIRP

Erectile Dysfunction Rate Higher If Surgeons Converted to MIRP

Study compared surgeons who switched from open procedures to MIRP with those who used MIRP exclusively.

ED Highly Prevalent in Men with Failed Hypospadias Repair

ED Highly Prevalent in Men with Failed Hypospadias Repair

Erectile dysfunction of some degree was present in 54% of those presenting for urethroplasty.

Novel Peyronie's Disease Treatment Shows Efficacy

Novel Peyronie's Disease Treatment Shows Efficacy

Penile traction therapy reduced curvature and significantly improved erectile function and hardness.

Modifiable Factors Help Predict Sexual Dysfunction in Older Men

Modifiable Factors Help Predict Sexual Dysfunction in Older Men

Range of risk factors identified for incidence and remission of ED, dyadic and solitary sexual desire.

Tadalafil Not Helpful for ED in PCa Post-Radiotherapy

Tadalafil Not Helpful for ED in PCa Post-Radiotherapy

Drug no better than placebo in preventing erectile dysfunction after radiotherapy for prostate cancer.

Statins Found to Improve Erectile Function

Statins Found to Improve Erectile Function

Men with high cholesterol and ED who used the drugs experienced a significant 3.2-point increase in IIEF score versus controls.

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Risk Lowered with ED Drug

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Risk Lowered with ED Drug

In a study of patients undergoing coronary procedures, the incidence of CIN was 2.7% alprostadl recipients versus 11.1% of controls.

Erectile Dysfunction Improves with Statin Use

Erectile Dysfunction Improves with Statin Use

Systematic review and meta-analysis show that use of the lipid-lowering agents can improve erectile function scores.

ED Drug Preserves Erectile Function After Prostate Radiotherapy

ED Drug Preserves Erectile Function After Prostate Radiotherapy

In a trial, more patients taking sildenfail citrate than placebo daily had functional erections at 24 months.

Complications of PCa Treatment Characterized

Complications of PCa Treatment Characterized

Complications other than urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunction occur frequently following treatment for PCa.

Early AM Best for Measuring Testosterone in Younger Men with ED

Early AM Best for Measuring Testosterone in Younger Men with ED

In men aged 44 years or less, total testosterone levels drop off significantly after 9 AM, study shows.

Erectile Dysfunction, Uric Acid Linked in CAD Patients

Erectile Dysfunction, Uric Acid Linked in CAD Patients

Patients with coronary artery disease are more likely to have ED if they have elevated uric acid levels.

Refractory Ischemic Priapism Duration Predicts Surgery Results

Refractory Ischemic Priapism Duration Predicts Surgery Results

If it lasts more than 48 hours, the T-shunt procedure with intracavernous tunneling usually fails, leaving men with erectile dysfunction.

Erectile Dysfunction, Poor Glycemic Control Linked

Erectile Dysfunction, Poor Glycemic Control Linked

As fasting plasma glucose levels and HbA1c values increased, so did the odds of ED.

Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetics Harder to Treat

Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetics Harder to Treat

ED sufferers with diabetes are 55% more likely be prescribed second-line therapies than non-diabetics, data show.

FDA Approves Peyronie's Disease Drug

FDA Approves Peyronie's Disease Drug

It is the first medication approved by the agency for treating this erectile problem.

Hypogonadal Men with ED May Benefit from Testosterone Plus Vardenafil

The drug combination was associated with significantly improved erectile function and partner satisfaction in men who did not respond to testosterone alone.

Erectile Dysfunction, Macular Degeneration Linked

ED and neovascular age-related macular degeneration share some similar risk factors.

IBS Found To Increase Erectile Dysfunction Risk

Men with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are at higher risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) than men without IBS.

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