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Prostate News - Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)


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Solutions for Erectile Dysfunction - Part 1
by James Occhiogrosso, May 20, 2013

This article is the first part of an extensive booklet on Erectile Dysfunction (ED) that discusses techniques to help you determine the cause of your ED and describes several techniques to resolve it. The complete booklet includes both part 1 and part 2 in a printable, bindable booklet, and is about 40 pages long.

Myths About Erectile Dysfunction
by James Occhiogrosso, Oct. 24, 2008

Studies show that more than half the male population over the age of fifty suffers from some degree of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) or impotence.

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs are not Risk Free
by James Occhiogrosso, Oct. 24, 2008

Many men, misled by the overwhelming bombardment of television commercials for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) drugs, are under they mistaken belief that use of such products carries little to no risk. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Herbs and Nutrients that Support Erectile Function
by James Occhiogrosso, Oct. 24, 2008

There are many herbs and nutrients that can help with problems like erectile dysfunction (ED). Unfortunately, there are also many unscrupulous supplement suppliers that write extremely positive advertising—for products that do very little.

Popular Impotence Drugs May Cause Sudden Deafness
NaturalNews.com, April 13 2008, by David Gutierrez

The FDA has announced an immediate change to the labeling of drugs in a family that includes popular impotence drugs, warning that they may lead to sudden, severe and potentially permanent hearing loss. The erectile dysfunction drugs in the phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) class include Pfizer's Viagra, Eli Lilly's Cialis and GlaxoSmithKline's Levitra.

FDA adds hearing loss risk to Viagra, others
Reuters Health, Oct. 18, 2007, By Kim Dixon

U.S. regulators on Thursday added new warnings about the potential risk of sudden hearing loss to best-selling impotence drugs Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, used by millions of men.

Efficacy of Sildenafil Wanes With Age in Older Men
Reuters Health, Aug 03, 2007, Dr. John P. Mulhall 

Sildenafil citrate (Viagra) is safe and effective for treating erectile dysfunction in men over 60 years old, according to a report in BJU International for July. However, response rates fall somewhat with increasing age.

Australian study finds no magic pill will solve all erectile problems. Men's Health News, 11-Jul-2007

Medications are not quite a magic pill to improve the sex lives of men with erectile problems, a Deakin University study has found.

Erectile Dysfunction and Hypertension
Medscape.Com Posted 05/24/2007 — Source: R Kloner Int J Impot Res., 19(3):296-302, 2007

Recent analyses suggest that about 67-68% of men with hypertension have some degree of erectile dysfunction (ED). With about 25 million men in the US with hypertension, substantial numbers of hypertension-related ED exist that tend to be of a more severe nature than the general population. Men with ED are also more likely to have hypertension. 

Cardiovascular Drug Use and the Incidence of Erectile Dysfunction
Source: Medscape — R. Shiri, et al, Int J Impot Res. 2007;19(2):208-212. Posted 03/07/2007

Calcium channel inhibitors, non-selective β-blockers, angiotensin II antagonists and diuretics may increase the risk of ED. ED does not seem to be a problem in men using organic nitrates, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, selective β-blockers or serum lipid-lowering agents.

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Erectile Dysfunction As a Risk factor for Coronary Heart Disease: Implications for Prevention
Source: Medscape — M. J. Tikkanen, et al, Int J Clin Pract. 2007;61(2):265-268, Posted 03/06/2007

There is now mounting evidence that erectile dysfunction (ED) is an early predictor of coronary heart disease (CHD). Men presenting with ED but no other cardiovascular symptoms provide an opportunity for the treating physician to test for asymptomatic CHD and to reduce CHD risk factors.

Psychosocial and Relationship Issues in Men With Erectile Dysfunction.
From: Medscape, By: Patrick J. DiMeo, BSN, RN, OCN
Urol Nurs. 2006;26(6):442-446. ©2006 Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, Posted 02/26/2007

Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects approximately 30 million American men and is an issue that should not be ignored. Understanding the psychosocial as well as the functional effects of ED is important for clinicians in their practice. Obtaining a sexual history is now recommended as part of a routine assessment. It is important to understand how ED affects men, their partners, and their lives and how clinicians can therapeutically intervene.

 

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