For a person suffering from ED, if there isn’t an underlying condition behind the onset of the issue, a physical examination and answers about the medical history of a person is all it takes for a doctor to diagnose the issue and recommend a line of treatment. However, in the case of chronic health conditions or if your doctor suspects that an underlying condition might be involved, you might need further tests or a consultation with a specialist.Read More >
Erectile dysfunction and impotence are terms that are often used interchangeably. Although quite similar, there are certain differences between the two. While ED is specific to an individual’s ability to get or maintain an erection, impotence is a term that is broader than ED. It encompasses different sexual health issues like low sex drive or a complete lack of interest, ejaculation or orgasm issues, and reproduction.Read More >
Previously, we have discussed the various causes, possible lines of treatment and many more topics related to erectile dysfunction. But ED is a sensitive topic and often there are many who will choose to avoid seeking help. This is one of the preliminary issues that needs to be addressed. The emotional stress that comes with ED can be immense and have a negative impact on the psychological wellbeing of an individual. The experience itself is challenging and to decide who to turn to for treatment is another hurdle.Read More >
Male infertility is an issue faced by almost one-third of couples who are struggling to conceive. There are various causes of male infertility which can result from issues such as low sperm production, underlying sperm abnormalities, blockages in the sperm delivery etc. Erectile dysfunction is another problem faced by a number of individuals regardless of their age, and a common concern for many is that it can cause infertility.Read More >
Constriction rings are available in 5 different sizes, however, determining the correct size of constriction ring can be a little difficult. For many. finding the right constriction ring size for the penis is a matter of trial and error. When choosing a constriction ring, there are two important factors that need to be taken into consideration:Read More >
Several studies have ascertained the risk of developing ED after a bout of Covid-19 amongst men. However, as the research relating to Covid-19 is still an ongoing process, it is too soon to determine whether the impact it has on the body is long term or short term. According to research, determining whether the damage will be temporary or permanent will take some significant amount of time and study.Read More >
ED can be an issue arising because of stress and anxiety as much as it can be caused by physical issues. Counselling as a treatment for ED arising out of psychological issues is often suggested and can be highly successful. Individuals suffering from psychosocial stressors in their daily lives often experience ED. Alcoholism and marital discord can also have a strong effect on ED. Marital issues, substance abuse and living a sedentary lifestyle are common psychological triggers that could lead to ED.Read More >
There is definitely a link between ED and heart disease. There have been quite a few studies so far that have shown that an individual suffering from ED, may also be at risk of having heart disease. Studies have also shown that 57% of men who have undergone a bypass procedure and 64% of individuals hospitalised for a heart attack have at some point in time suffered from ED.Read More >
Did you know that research shows 10 to 19% of ED cases are of neurogenic origins? An erection is a neurovascular event. Any medical condition or disease that affects the brain, cavernous and pudendal nerves, or spinal cord can induce dysfunction.
Pathological processes can affect regions that are the centres for sexual drive and sexual arousal. Conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, temporal lobe epilepsy or encephalitis are often associated with ED. Other brain-related ailments that are associated with ED are dementia, tumours, Alzheimer’s disease, trauma and Shy-Drager syndrome etc.
Erectile dysfunction is a common problem faced by many individuals irrespective of age. There could be various reasons behind the problem of erectile dysfunction such as physical, psychological, or a side effect of some medicine, etc. Medical conditions themselves could also cause erectile dysfunction in an individual. What are the medical problems that can lead to ED (Erectile Dysfunction)?Read More >
Spina bifida (SB) is a type of neural tube congenital disability wherein the spinal cord and the spine do not form properly. A neural tube is a structure in the developing embryo that later becomes the baby's spinal cord, brain, and the tissues around them. The neural tube forms at the onset of the pregnancy and closes by the 28th day after conception. But with babies with spina bifida, a neural tube portion does not close or develop properly, which causes defects in the spinal cord and spine bones.Read More >
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is not only about getting an erection. The symptoms of ED can vary from person to person.
Here is a quick look at the most common symptoms of erectile dysfunction:
· Difficulty in getting an erection
· Difficulty in maintaining an erection
· Soft Erections
· Change in the angle of the erect penis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disorder of the central nervous system that results in episodic and progressive neurological dysfunction which is a result of inflammatory and autoimmune reactions. Multiple sclerosis has an unfavorable impact on the sexuality of an individual. Erectile dysfunction is a common symptom of MS and accounts for almost 50%–75%, of the sexual dysfunction complaints.Read More >
Our previous post spoke about the interrelation of Atherosclerosis and Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Atherosclerosis is nothing but a build-up of cholesterol and other substances in and on the artery walls. This is known as plaque and a severe build-up of this plaque may obstruct the blood flow.Cholesterol in the body is essential, but too much of it can cause health issues. Read More >
Atherosclerosis is the build-up cholesterol, fats, calcium and other substances in and on the artery walls that is reffered to as plaque. A severe build up obstructs the blood flow, and can increase the risk of blood clots and other asscoiated medical complications. Atherosclerosis does not show symptoms until the plaque either restricts the blood flow or ruptures, leading to other conditions.Read More >
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that is satisfactory enough for sexual performance. For an individual to get an erection, the nerves must function properly since the stimulus originates from them. Damaged or pinched nerves can lead to erectile dysfunction issues. There are several reasons that could cause damage to the nerves - diabetes, spinal cord or specific nerve injuries, multiple sclerosis, alcoholism, prostate surgery pelvic operations etc.Read More >
While cycling is an excellent form of low impact exercise, those who are into professional cycling or cycle for long hours on a daily basis may be at increased risk of experiencing Erectile Dysfunction ED issues.
Cycling and ED is a well-discussed issue. It differs from person to person, is mostly dependent on the number of hours spent cycling, but also affected by other biomechanical and physiological factors including the saddle choice, the cycle sport undertaken, and the bike fit to the rider.
Pelvic surgery is amongst the common causes of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. Pelvic surgery may have an impact on the nerves leading to an effect on the sexual function. ED after pelvic surgery has always been an under-reported cause of ED.
The reasons for sexual dysfunction following a pelvic surgery could be either due to vascular or neurogenic factors independently or due to a combination of both. Pelvic Surgeries that could lead to ED are:
Erectile dysfunction is far more common than you would think. Although an individual can suffer at any time in their life, it is more common as you grow old. When it is age-related, appropriate treatment at the right time can help curb the issue and also ensure that it does not worsen further.Read More >
ED or Erectile Dysfunction can be the result of several different reasons other than the better known physical causes. These are the kind of causes that can be easily treated with lifestyle changes or simple non-invasive solutions such as vacuum therapy.
There are quite a few drugs that as a side effect can cause ED. If you have started taking any new medication, even something as common as blood pressure or pain medications, it could very well be a cause of ED. If you are suddenly going through this problem, are on or have started taking medication, talk to your doctor about the possible side effects.
There are many erectile dysfunction (ED) treatments to help treat this issue. These can be non-invasive and non-surgical or can involve penile implants depending on the severity and needs of the patient.
For all the options, it is essential that you discuss the options with your doctor who will help you understand the pros and cons of each, or refer you for appropriate guidance or treatment. Depending on the extent of the problem and any related medical conditions, your doctor can often advise the right treatment for you.Read More >
An erectile dysfunction pump is a simple device that helps an individual get and maintain an erection. This device is straightforward to use, is non-invasive, does not need ingestion of any medication and is safe to use.
To ensure complete safety, there are a few things we suggest a user should remember.
- First and the foremost, if you are using an ED pump for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, it is always better to consult a doctor. (ED pumps can be used for non-medical purposes as well)
- Always read all the instructions carefully if you are using a pump for the first time, or just to check you are using it correctly.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence as it is also commonly known, involves difficulty in getting erections or maintaining them long enough for sexual intercourse. The reasons can be many, not always physical.
Very often, medications alone do not help all cases of ED, and these can also come with unwanted side effects. In some cases, prescription medications can be inappropriate due to other medical conditions present too. In such cases, medical devices may be particularly helpful for ED.Read More >
Lubricant is an essential part of vacuum therapy for erectile dysfunction.
We have already seen in the previous post how a vacuum pump works. The role of a lubricant is very important in getting the constriction ring in place without causing discomfort to the user. Once the penis is erect with the help of the pump, the application of lubricant makes it easier to slide the retaining band down onto the base of the penis. In the absence of lubricant, sliding the band into place can cause discomfort due to friction.
Vacuum erection devices work by assisting the user in getting and maintaining an erection for the purpose of having successful and pleasurable intercourse.
But, do they help in treating erectile dysfunction completely?
For a mild or moderate condition, a penis pump is usually a successful and long term solution used on its own.
Vacuum erection assistance devices provide a simple solution to erectile dysfunction. These devices are non-invasive, simple to use and do not have any side effects.
Mechanical vacuum pumps are used to help men with erectile dysfunction to get and then maintain an erection. Erectile dysfunction occurs when the brain fails to send the right signals to fill the blood vessels in the penis. Usually, a male gets an erection when the brain sends a signal relaxing the arteries and allowing blood to flow into the penis. The veins then close to trap the blood in the penis, causing it to expand and harden. Erectile dysfunction results when these impulses are not right or when there is a restriction to the blood flow to the penis due to another reason.
Prostate cancer may show different symptoms amongst different men. But these symptoms can be caused by other problems as well, such as prostatitis which is an infection and swelling of the prostate, benign prostatic hypertrophy, diabetes or due to side effects of certain medicines.Similarly, erectile dysfunction which can be a symptom of prostate cancer can also be caused by factors such as diabetes, smoking, cardiovascular disease or just because of age. Read More >
A vacuum therapy lubricant is used with the erectile dysfunction device to form a seal with the pump. A small quantity is placed on the inside of the pump to form a seal which makes it easier to achieve an erection.
A water based lubricant is always the best option to use with your vacuum therapy system. There are quite a few oil-based lubricants available, however these can react with the materials in the support rings..........
Erectile dysfunction is a problem that is very commonly faced by many men of all ages. The causes can be different, and the issue can be temporary or permanent.
Erectile dysfunction can be caused by both physical or psychological problems and can be cured by medical and surgical treatments. However, these solutions are invasive, time-consuming and costly.
Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence is a problem which involves difficulty in achieving or maintaining an erection.
Of all the sexual health conditions in men, this is one of the most common problems. There can be many reasons for the occurrence of this problem, and it can affect men of any age. Causes can be anything ranging from anxiety and stress to surgery, tiredness or lifestyle choices and a number of physical issues.