Erectile Dysfunction

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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