When diabetes leads to erectile dysfunction, it can be frustrating and stressful. Your doctor can help you uncover the causes of ED, and help you and your partner explore solutions.
As soon as a man begins experiencing ED, he should see his primary care physician. The first order of business is to look for risk factors for heart disease.
Recently, a small study showed that drugs commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction are safe to take for heart patients, including Viagra® (sildenafil citrate), Levitra® (vardenafil) and Cialis® (tadalafil).
Most men who experience erectile dysfunction (ED) can achieve stimulation through oral medications like Viagra®, Levitra® and Cialis®. Lifestyle changes can also help remedy the problem. They may quit smoking or lose weight, or undergo psychotherapy. While these are the most common methods, they may not work for everyone. For example, male heart patients who take coronary vasodilators … Read More
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Penis pain involves any pain or discomfort, internal or external, of the penis. If you’re experiencing aches and pains in the penis, whether during sexual intercourse or at other times, you should schedule a trip to your doctor or a urologist if symptoms persist or are severe. Peyronie’s disease Chief among the causes of penis pain is … Read More
Does this sound familiar? Wife/girlfriend/significant other urges the man in her life: Please, honey, see a doctor. This plea could be for a regular check-up or, more often, it’s for a health issue he has been ignoring. However, seeing a doctor regularly and as symptoms arise is critical to a man’s health. It allows many … Read More
Erectile dysfunction, or ED, isn’t just about sex. It can be a red flag for a number of medical conditions and shouldn’t be ignored, experts say. “New onset of erection problems is often an early sign of cardiovascular disease,” says urologist Daniel Shoskes, MD. “Erectile dysfunction can signal compromised blood flow in other parts of … Read More
When it comes to erectile dysfunction, a man’s weight — and his waist size in particular — may put him more at risk. One study by researchers at Cornell University found that men who have a waist size larger than 40 inches are more likely to have erectile dysfunction. Read the full story Lost Your … Read More
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a serious problem, but there are many myths and misconceptions about it. People wonder if sitting too long on a bicycle seat can cause ED. They wonder if it’s their diet, lack of sleep or just part of getting older. They wonder if they’re the only ones with this issue. For … Read More
Erectile dysfunction (ED) may have many causes. Among them is a blockage of the blood vessels in the pelvis. Cleveland Clinic experts can unblock these conduits and render the affected organ operational – sometimes within 24 hours. Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Mehdi Shishehbor, MD, estimates that 70 percent of men with erectile dysfunction may have some … Read More