What’s the Main Cause of ED?

What’s the Main Cause of ED?

Before 1998 with the advent of Viagra, ED was thought of as a personal failing. Today, we know it’s a medical condition. That breakthrough drug, Viagra, was originally a heart medication. Currently, it’s part of an arsenal of treatments available to combat ED. Unfortunately, even today, with so many treatment options available, most men are still reluctant to approach a physician with the condition. Yet, studies have shown that the underlying problem is often serious, meaning it’s important to address it properly. So what is ED? This is considered not being able to form an erection sufficient for penetrative intercourse. Usually, a man can’t form an erection or he forms one too weak for penetration. In some cases, his erection softens shortly after insertion. The problem is either medical or psychosocial. Usually, it’s medical. But the two in many cases are intertwined. Sometimes, medical conditions affect a man’s psychology, and this further impacts his erection.  

The most common cause is something that interferes with blood flow. If the penis cannot become engorged with blood, it can’t form an erection. Heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other such conditions restrict circulation. A lack of blood flow the first thing a physician will look for. Next are conditions which effect the nerves. Here, diabetes may be the cause. Many men today have type 2 diabetes, and don’t even know it. An elevated blood sugar level can damage nerves, a condition known as diabetic neuropathy. If they are the ones that help form an erection, a man’s sex life may be in trouble. There are lots of other conditions which cause ED, like low testosterone, obesity, smoking, illicit drug use, a neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s, the development of prostate cancer, and more. So how do you know when it’s time to get checked out? See a doctor or urologist if it happens once every fourth encounter or if it’s been happening for several weeks consistently.

Being in Space Gives You ED

Being in Space Gives You ED

More than 50% of US men will experience ED sometime in their lifetime. It’s more common as one ages. Luckily, medical science has tackled this problem, at least on Earth. Space is another story. You can’t get an erection in a low-gravity or zero gravity environment. There are several other health dangers of life in space that would get in the way of sex, way before the issue of an erection came up. Without the force of gravity pulling a person down, their body begins stripping itself of muscle and bone mass. To offset this, astronauts keep up a rigorous exercise regimen lasting two or three hours per day. Another problem is “space anemia,” where the body reduces its creation of red blood cells. Then there’s the concern of pressure changes in the spinal column, which can affect one’s vision. But even if you managed to avoid all of those problems and found a sexy astronaut to get it on with, you still couldn’t “get it up.”  

So how does being in space affect the penis? To understand, we must first explore how an erection works. When a man becomes aroused, a message is sent from the brain to the corpora cavernosa. This is the spongy material inside the penis. It then engorges with blood, which isn’t allowed to escape. The body however, uses gravity to move the blood along. Its absence means less movement. Beyond that, humans on Earth have a lot of their blood distributed in the lower half of their body. In space however, it rises to the upper half. If you’ve ever seen videos of puffy faced astronauts, you now know why. Less blood in the region and a lack of gravity to push it into the organ, makes an erection in space exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, to come by. If you’re having trouble getting an erection here on Earth, contact a doctor or urologist about it right away.

What Should You Do If You Can’t Get an Erection?

What Should You Do If You Can’t Get an Erection?

 Every once in a while, every man finds that he can’t form an erection. He usually finds it mortifying. What should you do if this occurs? First, support your partner. Let them know that it has nothing to do with them or how attractive you find them. It’s got something to do with you. If they’re still in the mood and you can muster up your courage, perhaps consider pleasing your partner orally or digitally. It may help breathe new life into your situation, or at least make your partner feel better. Next, it’s important to figure out what’s going on. If it’s only happened this once, don’t worry about it. Worrying could ensure that it happens again. But if it’s a common problem lately, you’ll need to investigate. Have you begun taking any new medications? Some have ED as a side effect, including antidepressants, opioid painkillers, and even antihistamines. Sometimes a change in medication or dosage can help things.  

In a small but significant number of cases, anxiety or depression is at fault. With anxiety, this usually stems from low self-esteem. Think about if this is you. In most cases, anxiety isn’t the main issue but a contributing factor that worsens the situation, as anxiety itself can undermine the biological system which makes an erection possible. It’s best to remain calm, even if you cannot perform in a given moment. Smoking, substance abuse, or alcohol abuse can each cause it. If you think one of these is effecting you, it’s best to quit. If you need to, get into a program or with smoking, find a cessation program that works for you. There are cases where something has happened in the relationship. We sweep our feelings under the rug and pretend everything is fine. But our bodies know better. If this is the case, take it as a sign and have a heart-to-heart with your honey. If it’s none of these, consider that it’s a health problem. For that, see a doctor or urologist and get checked out.

ED Drug Commercials Will No Longer Air During NFL Games

ED Drug Commercials Will No Longer Air During NFL Games

You know the commercials, where a couple of a certain age is walking along the beach, next playfully interacting in a living room, and where they seem to be slowly inching towards a romantic encounter, telegraphing that sex is on the menu. There’s nothing like settling down to a football game with your buddies. But when such ads flash across the screen it can be awkward, especially if you and your cohorts are around a certain age. Now a new report says that televised NFL games will no longer show such commercials, according to the journal Advertising Age. Who knows how long it’ll last though. Viagra, owned by pharma giant Pfizer and Cialis by Eli Lilly, have abstained from buying up airtime this football season, according to an unnamed, insider source. While Viagra ads have ceased as of May 15, Cialis still has a pretty strong TV presence. That’s according to ad tracker iSpot.tv. Pfizer spent about $31 million on Viagra NFL ads last year, while Lilly spent $22 million. Eli Lilly has spent over eight million on TV ads in total in the last month alone. Lilly rates eighth in overall big pharma TV ad spending.  

No one from Pfizer would comment about their departure from the NFL. Nor did they fork over any marketing plans. One reason why may be that Pfizer lost its patent on Viagra this year. With a generic coming out from Teva Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer may not see any reason to spend on their flagship brand. Eli Lilly still has time. Both big drug companies have talked about offering these drugs over-the-counter. Right now, Pfizer is looking at other prescription drugs to see if they too can make it to over-the-counter status, a spokesperson for the company said. In 2014, Lilly signed a deal with Sanofi to begin offering Cialis over-the-counter in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Even though viewers have lambasted ED drug commercials and late night TV show hosts have lampooned them, over-the-counter varieties may breathe new life into such commercials yet. If you’re suffering from ED, be sure to talk to a doctor or urologist about it.

Is the Erectus Shot Right for You?

Is the Erectus Shot Right for You?

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a condition that many men experience, and it can be beyond annoying. The Erectus Shot is a natural male enhancement that uses cell-assisted technology and growth factors that are derived from the body. It targets male enhancement by helping to regenerate penile tissue to support erection, penis size, and sexual performance. It helps support a healthier penis, as an alternative to medications that are marketed for male enhancement.  

The Erectus Shot will also work alongside the body’s regenerative properties to make circulation to the penis greater and increase the the quality of the erection. It has even more advantages, such as the treatment basically being painless and little to no downtime necessary afterwards. There are very few side effects because the treatment is derived from the patient’s body.  

ED means that one is unable to maintain a penile erection throughout sexual performance. According to one national survey, 10 percent of men reported not being able to keep an erection. ED can result from failure to fill, initiate, or store the necessary volume of blood within the lacunar network. Although there are some treatments that may help, they are unable to re-establish functionality in all patients. Men with conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension are all more likely to suffer from ED. The medications that are used to treat problems like these will often also affect ED.  

The best candidates for the Erectus Shot are men who have ED. But a complete exam by a doctor is needed to determine the severity and reason for ED. Do you think The Erectus Shot is just what you need? Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation today so we can determine the best treatment option for you.  

 

Dual Therapy May Help In Severe Cases of ED

Dual Therapy May Help In Severe Cases of ED

ED effects a large number of men in the US. Chances are, you know someone in your life who has it and don’t even know it. About half of men ages 40 to 70 develop the condition, and it becomes more likely the older a man gets. Fortunately, there’s plenty of treatment options nowadays such as ED drugs, injectable options, the penile suppository, vacuum tube, and more. These are all very effective for mild to moderate cases. However, with severe ED, sometimes none of these options proves sufficient. In this case, often an implant is suggested. There are several different kinds. They require an invasive procedure however, along with recovery time. Besides that and the risks of complication, such as infection, most men would prefer a more natural and less invasive option. Italian researchers may have found an option combining two treatments that already exist. Each is non-invasive.  

This combines an Alprostadil cream with a vacuum tube device. Alprostadil is a vasodilator, meaning it increases the production of nitric oxide inside the body, in order to cause the blood vessels to dilate. A lack of blood flow into the penis is usually the reason why certain patients find erections hard or impossible to form. Alprostadil is currently used as an injectable product for ED, whose brand name is MUSE. Here, researchers used a cream containing the ED drug along with a vacuum tube. 12 patients between the ages of 55 and 65, with severe ED, took part. Each inserted 3 mg of the cream into the urethral meatus—the hole in the penis’s head. Then, they placed the vacuum device over the penis and used it. The pressure causes blood to go into the penis, and a band is placed at its base traps it inside. In each case, they found participants created an erection that was rigid enough for intercourse. But a larger study must be done to corroborate these findings. If you think you have ED, see a doctor or urologist about it.

Those with Diabetes Should Be Tested for ED

Those with Diabetes Should Be Tested for ED

Type 2 diabetes rates are going up in the US and worldwide. The global rate of erectile dysfunction is following closely behind, as a result. Over half of men with diabetes around the world develop ED. According to a new meta-analysis, the figure is 65% among those with type 2 diabetes. The results of that study were published online recently, in the journal Diabetic Medicine. Youssef Kouidrat, MD, of the Maritime Hospital in Berck, France, led the analysis. Dr. Kouidrat and colleagues say that today, more than half of men with diabetes have 3.5 times higher odds of developing ED, than those who don’t have it. According to these findings, those with diabetes, particularly the type 2 variety, should be screened for ED. That’s also due to the social stigma. Because men are supposed to be seen as virile and sexually inexhaustible in our culture. So men who experience ED often can’t bring themselves to talk about it. A physician broaching the subject with at-risk patients may help alleviate this.  

On the other side, those who have ED might have type 2 diabetes. There’s a large contingent of men out there today, who have it and aren’t experiencing any symptoms. This is a ticking time bomb and ED could be the first symptom. To conduct the analysis, researchers examined 145 relevant studies, which contained 88,577 men total. They had an average age of 56. Each study collected their data through two questionnaires, the International Index of Erectile Function 5 (IIEF-5), and Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM). “Our findings suggest that screening and appropriate intervention for men with erectile dysfunction is warranted,” Dr. Kouidrat said. Changing one’s diet and lifestyle, such as exercising regularly and quitting smoking, can make a serious dent in such conditions. Type 2 diabetes after all, is considered a lifestyle disease, brought on mainly by a poor diet, little exercise, and carrying a significant amount of weight. If you have any form of sexual dysfunction or a condition which could give it to you, see a doctor or urologist and learn more.

This Coffee Brand Has Been Recalled For Having an ED Drug In It

This Coffee Brand Has Been Recalled For Having an ED Drug In It

If you drink natural herbal coffees, be sure to read the ingredients carefully. Even still, you never know what you’re going to get. Bestherbs Coffee was recalled. This is an herbal powdered coffee mix said to enhance a man’s sexual performance. It’s a 13 gram package. Each box contains 25 separate packets. It first made its way onto the market in 2014 and caught the eye of officials in 2016. Now, it’s been recalled. That’s due to regulators finding out it contained desmethyl carbodenafil. That’s very close to sildenafil, whose brand name is Viagra. An FDA analysis confirmed the presence of the drug. The product was also found to contain milk. Sure, it’s not a big deal, unless you’re lactose intolerant or have a milk allergy. Then you’ll be in a lot of pain. Another problem is that the erection-inducing ingredient could interact with types of prescription drugs that men often take, for instance nitroglycerin for high blood pressure.  

These two combined could lower blood pressure to levels that could be dangerous. Besides patients with hypertension, those with diabetes, high cholesterol, or heart disease may take nitrates. This coffee product was distributed all over the world via middle-men over the internet. So far, no one has reported getting sick after drinking it. But the possibility is there. One might also experience some of the similar side effects as Viagra, such as blurred vision or worst case scenario, priapism. This is an erection that lasts for more than four hours. Any man who experiences this should seek out medical help right away. Those who have drunk this coffee product should stop using it and consult with a doctor. You can also return the unused portion of the product for reimbursement. They’re headquarters is in Prairie, Texas. If you are experiencing ED, coffee, herbal or otherwise, isn’t going to do it for you. You’ll need to see a doctor or urologist for help.

The Erectus Shot Does What Other Treatments Cannot

The Erectus Shot Does What Other Treatments Cannot

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a condition that a lot of men experience. It can be more than frustrating. The Erectus Shot is a natural male enhancement that uses cell-assisted technology and growth factors that are derived from the body. It targets male enhancement by helping to regenerate penile tissue to support erection, penis size, and greater sexual performance. It helps support a healthier penis, as an alternative to medications that are used for male enhancement.  

The Erectus Shot will also work alongside the body’s regenerative properties to make circulation to the penis better and increase the the quality of the erection. It has even more advantages, such as the treatment basically being painless and little to no downtime necessary after treatment. There are very few side effects because the treatment is derived from the patient’s body.  

ED means that a man is unable to maintain a penile erection throughout sexual performance. According to one national survey, 10 percent of men reported not being able to keep an erection. ED can result from failure to fill, initiate, or store the necessary volume of blood within the lacunar network. Although there are some treatments that may help, they are unable to re-establish functionality in all patients. Men with conditions like heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension are all more likely to suffer from ED. The medications that are used to treat problems like these will often affect ED.  

The greatest candidates for the Erectus Shot are men who have ED. But a complete exam by a doctor is needed to determine the severity and reason for ED.  

Are you interested in the Erectus Shot? Schedule a consultation now and we can discuss your treatment options.  

 

Can You Prevent Erectile Dysfunction?

Can You Prevent Erectile Dysfunction?

Lots of things may be behind erectile dysfunction. Usually, the cause is physical. But for a small number of men, it’s psychological. And then there are those who find their condition is worsened by their concern over it. Most often, it’s a metabolic condition that is at fault. These include heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Although younger men can experience these, older and middle-aged men tend to be more affected by them. For younger men, the cause is usually an accident that resulted in a blow to the pelvic region, as a side effect of surgery, or a psychological trauma such as stress or anxiety. The best way to prevent ED is to live as healthy a lifestyle as possible. Losing weight is perhaps the single best thing you can do if you’re overweight. This will put less strain on the cardiovascular system. It’ll keep your testosterone level properly regulated as well. Do you smoke? This can damage small blood vessels, especially those which supply the penis. If you smoke, be sure and quit.  

How much are you drinking these days? Alcohol is a sex drive killer. But what many men don’t know is that it can affect your erection as well. Health experts say two drinks a day should be a man’s limit. How’s your diet? Avoid eating a lot of high fat, high cholesterol, and high sugar foods. And make sure you’re eating whole grains, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Get exercise. Lower body cardio is the best for avoiding ED. Just 30 minutes per day on most days can really make a difference. Watch your mental health. We often talk about physical health. But being overly stressed, suffering depression, or high anxiety, for any significant period of time, can really make an impact on you. Talking about your feelings with a confidant can help quite a bit. If this isn’t enough, seek out a psychologist. Lastly, if you suffer from ED for any extended period of time, see a doctor or urologist about it.