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ED can be embarrassing to talk about. However, if it is affecting your relationship, you need to discuss it. Find tips for talking to your partner and getting successful treatment. .
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There are contraindications for each drug (i.e., reasons why a person should not try to use it). Men with certain liver, kidney, or cardiovascular conditions may not be able to take ED medications safely. Men taking nitrates and alpha-blockers to treat hypertension may need to find other ways to treat their ED. Other health conditions could make PDE-5 medications unsafe for men.
3. L-arginine ? This is a naturally occurring amino acid which makes nitric oxide, allowing blood vessels to relax and support sustained erections in men. Significant improvement in men experiencing ED was accomplished when they ingested about 5 grams of L-arginine supplement. Combined with a plant supplement called "pycnogenol" which is derived from tree bark, nearly complete ED was restored to about 80% after two months and to 92.5% after three months.
"It is always worth reducing obesity, improving nutrition and getting more exercise -- firstly, because health and well-being improve and overall cardiovascular risk and risk of diabetes will be reduced," said Wittert, a professor and director of Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health at the University of Adelaide, in Australia.
Combination therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction has been under investigation. Most of these studies have been small trials, and long-term data regarding their effectiveness and safety are lacking. However, with thorough evaluation and counseling, there may be a use for combination therapy for certain individuals with ED.
https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/patiena-guide/leaflets/files/29164Ppelvic.pdf Penile Blood Change After Oral Medication of Korean Red Ginseng in Erectile Dysfunction Patients. (2003).
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ED often happens before coronary artery disease in almost 70 percent of cases. The arteries in the penis are small compared to those in other parts of the body. If there is underlying coronary artery disease, these smaller arteries in the penis are affected by atherosclerosis (blocked blood vessels) sooner.
The American Academy of Cardiology defines high blood pressure slightly differently. The AAC considers 130/80 mm Hg. or greater (either number) stage 1 hypertension. Stage 2 hypertension is considered 140/90 mm Hg. or greater.
A very rare side effect of sildenafil is an alteration in color perception due to the drug’s inhibition of PDE-6 in addition to PDE-5. Vardenafil is somewhat more selective in this regard, having no known effect on PDE-6, and thus no known effect on color perception. And while vardenafil is less thoroughly researched than sildenafil, there are still numerous studies looking at thousands of users over nearly two decades, so its safety and efficacy are without question.
Alcoholism is a disease that includes alcohol craving and continued drinking despite repeated alcohol-related problems, such as losing a job or getting into trouble with the law. It can cause myriad health problems, including cirrhosis of the liver, birth defects, heart disease, stroke, psychological problems, and dementia. Counseling and a few medications can be effective for alcoholism treatment.
Your doctor will do a physical exam and ask you questions about your symptoms. He or she may do a blood or urine test. Your doctor may consider other tests to rule out other conditions.
Medical News Today states that performing Kegel exercises may strengthen a man’s pelvic region and help with symptoms relating to ED. The pelvic floor can increase rigidity during erections. This muscle keeps blood from leaving the penis by pressing on a key vein. Kegel exercises can strengthen these muscles and can possibly lead to improved sexual performance.
However, if these steps do not help and you've had an erection for more than 4 hours, go to A&E, as this is an emergency. Why won’t my erection go down?