Erectile Dysfunction

Multiple Erectile Dysfunction Drug Prescriptions Predict Worse Health

Multiple Erectile Dysfunction Drug Prescriptions Predict Worse Health

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Men prescribed 3 different phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors had nearly 3-fold increased odds of having a Charlson Comorbidity Index of 1 or higher than men not prescribed the drugs.

Gout Associated With Increased Risk of Developing Erectile Dysfunction

Gout Associated With Increased Risk of Developing Erectile Dysfunction

Data show that gout is associated with an increased risk of developing erectile dysfunction.

Calcified Plaques Lower Peyronie's Disease Treatment Success Rate

Calcified Plaques Lower Peyronie's Disease Treatment Success Rate

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Collagenase clostridium histolyticum therapy is associated with significantly worse improvement in penile curvature in men with calcified plaques.

Effect of Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction Wanes

Effect of Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction Wanes

Only half of patients with initial treatment success maintain benefits at 2 years.

Erectile Dysfunction Strongly Predicts Cardiovascular Events

Erectile Dysfunction Strongly Predicts Cardiovascular Events

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Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are almost twice as likely to experience a cardiovascular event as those without ED.

Incontinence, Impotence Risk After RP Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Incontinence, Impotence Risk After RP Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

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At 1 year post-op, patients with MetS prior to prostate surgery had a significantly lower continence rate than those without MetS (75.4% vs 82.6%).

Older Adults Agree Sex Is Important Part of Relationships

Older Adults Agree Sex Is Important Part of Relationships

More than half of older adults surveyed agree that sex is important to their overall quality of life.

FDA Warns Against Unapproved Erectile Dysfunction Products

FDA Warns Against Unapproved Erectile Dysfunction Products

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Unapproved erectile dysfunction drugs are touted as a "healthy man alternative to the little blue pill."

Statin, BP Lowering Meds Don't Improve Erectile Function

Statin, BP Lowering Meds Don't Improve Erectile Function

No significant effect for rosuvastatin, CandHCTZ, or both versus placebo in men aged 55 years.

ED Risk Is Associated With Handgrip Strength

ED Risk Is Associated With Handgrip Strength

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Men with greater handgrip strength have a lower risk of erectile dysfunction (ED), new findings suggest.

Aspirin Found Effective for Erectile Dysfunction

Aspirin Found Effective for Erectile Dysfunction

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Erectile function among men with vasculogenic erectile dysfunction improved significantly after 6 weeks of treatment with an aspirin dosage of 100 mg/day.

Sexual Adverse Effects of BPH Drug Treatment Clarified

Sexual Adverse Effects of BPH Drug Treatment Clarified

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Decrease in scores on the Men's Sexual Health Questionnaire mostly due to ejaculation disorders.

Daily Tadalafil May Be Effective for Peyronie's Disease

Daily Tadalafil May Be Effective for Peyronie's Disease

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In a study, men with Peyronie's disease who tadalafil 5 mg per day had decreased pain on erection and degree of penile curvature.

Erectile Dysfunction Afflicts More Than Half of Men With Diabetes

Erectile Dysfunction Afflicts More Than Half of Men With Diabetes

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Meta-analysis of studies conducted around the world found that men with diabetes have more than 3.5 times increased risk for erectile dysfunction.

Erectile Dysfunction May Predict Development of Parkinson's Disease

Erectile Dysfunction May Predict Development of Parkinson's Disease

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A new study found a 52% higher risk for the future development of Parkinson's disease among men with erectile dysfunction.

Dutasteride Linked to Adverse Sexual Side Effects

Dutasteride Linked to Adverse Sexual Side Effects

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Long-term use of the drug may predispose men to worsening erectile dysfunction and elevated risk of diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Erectile Dysfunction Risk Higher in Gout Patients

Erectile Dysfunction Risk Higher in Gout Patients

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The risk for developing erectile dysfunction is 15% higher among men with than without gout.

PDE5 Inhibitor Use Doesn't Cause Melanoma

PDE5 Inhibitor Use Doesn't Cause Melanoma

While users had an overall 11% increased risk of melanoma, there wasn't evidence that the drugs cause melanoma.

Diabetes Increases Penile Prosthesis Infection Risk

Diabetes Increases Penile Prosthesis Infection Risk

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Diabetic men receiving an inflatable penile prosthesis have a 69% increased risk of device-associated infection compared with non-diabetics.

Oral ED Drugs Found to Benefit Infertile Men

Oral ED Drugs Found to Benefit Infertile Men

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Oral PDE5 inhibitors improve sperm parameters and can treat erectile dysfunction in men.

Erectile Dysfunction Drug May Reduce Post-MI Hospitalization, Death

Erectile Dysfunction Drug May Reduce Post-MI Hospitalization, Death

Men taking PDE5 lowered their risk of hospitalization and mortality after a heart attack by 33%.

Persistent Erectile Dysfunction More Likely in 5ARI Users

Persistent Erectile Dysfunction More Likely in 5ARI Users

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Longer use of finasteride at a dosage of 1.25 mg/day or less among men younger than 42 years is associated with greater risk, study finds.

Chronic Periodontitis Increases ED Risk

Chronic Periodontitis Increases ED Risk

Chronic periodontitis was associated with 2.2-fold increased odds of ED.

Erectile Dysfunction Associated With Subclinical Myocardial Injury

Erectile Dysfunction Associated With Subclinical Myocardial Injury

The researchers found that high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I levels were significantly higher in participants with erectile dysfunction than in those without

Grapefruit-Midazolam Interaction Differs By Patient, Juice

Grapefruit-Midazolam Interaction Differs By Patient, Juice

A recent trial compared the effects of regular grapefruit juice with a low furanocoumarin hybrid grapefruit juice on midazolam.

Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

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The prevalence of ED is 30% higher among men who have vitamin D levels below 20 ng/mL versus those with levels of 30 ng/mL or higher.

ED Drugs May Not Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

ED Drugs May Not Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

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Prostate cancer was diagnosed in 19.5% of PDE5i users vs 22.7% of nonusers, a statistically insignificant difference.

Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Higher Risk of Osteoporosis

Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Higher Risk of Osteoporosis

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Low testosterone levels may be a contributing factor.

Uptick in Melanoma Risk With PDE5 Inhibitors

Uptick in Melanoma Risk With PDE5 Inhibitors

Researchers say skin cancer in these patients is likely due to more sun exposure.

Anabolic Steroids Easily Obtained Without Rx

Anabolic Steroids Easily Obtained Without Rx

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

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