One in four with newly-diagnosed ED is a young man

Usually regarded as a sign of getting old, an analysis from Italy has been published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine which shows that one in four men seeking help for newly-developed erectile dysfunction was younger than 40.

Paolo Capogrosso of the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan Italy, and colleagues assessed 439 men who visited a single outpatient clinic between January 2010 and June 2012 seeking help for their ED. They note that 114 (26%) were aged 40 or younger.
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Could Erectile dysfunction Mean Diabetes?

Can’t get it up? A disappointed partner could be the least of your worries. Erectile dysfunction (ED) may be linked with diabetes, finds a new report in Clinical Research in Cardiology.

In the study, young men with ED (under 40) had higher systolic blood pressure, insulin resistance, and cholesterol, and an accelerated hardening of the arteries compared to same-age guys without erectile issues.

Researchers say it all starts with the insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes over time. Diabetes adversely affects your arteries and puts you at risk for high blood pressure, which ultimately ups your odds for cardiovascular disease. Read the rest of this entry »

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Primary causes of erectile dysfunction

Dear Dr. Roach • A man has erectile dysfunction because blood will not flow into his penis. What is the connection between this blood flow and the blood flow in the rest of his body? Also, how do medications like Viagra cause blood to flow? — T.E.

Answer • Male sexual function is very complicated, requiring several systems to work properly. Blood flow is vital, but a blockage in any of the arteries leading to the penis is by no means the exclusive cause of erectile dysfunction. The nerve supply to the area needs to be capable of sending information out and receiving it back again, so damage to the nerves is also a cause of ED. Hormones, especially testosterone, have significant effects, but the brain remains the most important organ involved, so psychological causes of ED are as important as any of the other three.
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Fear of ICD Shock Impairs Sexual Function

Fear of receiving an ill-timed shock from an implantable-cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) during sex is adversely affecting the bedroom performance of people with congenital heart disease, new research confirmed.

In the multicenter study, 70 patients with ICDs (mean age 32) reported a high level of anxiety as measured by the validated Florida Shock Anxiety Scale (score 16, interquartile range 12-23.5), which was slightly higher than the median score for the general population of ICD recipients (15.4, P=0.057), wrote Stephen Cook, MD, of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and colleagues in the June issue of HeartRhythm.
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2 accused of smuggling erectile dysfunction products

Two Montreal men face a slew of charges in connection with smuggling illegal products aimed at treating erectile dysfunction.

Canada Border Services Agency spokesman Dominique McNeely told CJAD News they filed 37 charges today against two suspects.

“Alain Elmaleh and Alain Richer, as well as 12 businesses in Quebec and other Canadian provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Ontario,” said McNeely.
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Erectile dysfunction: The leading indicator of heart disease in men

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the signs, tests and lifestyle changes that could make cardiac problems a thing of the past on “The Last Heart Attack,” Saturday, August 27, 8 and 11 p.m. ET.

Dr. Dean Ornish who designed a diet and lifestyle to reverse heart disease will be live with CNNHealth to answer your questions. He will answer your questions Thursday, August 18, at noon EST. Follow #LastHeartAttack on Twitter and Tweet your questions to @CNNhealth or ask them in the comment section here.

What’s the leading indicator of heart disease for men? It’s a surprising answer that affects at least 30 million men in the United States but most men don’t talk about, according to the National Institute of Health.
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Erectile Dysfunction: Symptoms and Treatment

With ever-present advertisements touting the benefits of erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs, the condition has become highly visible in recent years. But that doesn’t make it any more welcome for the 5 to 15 percent of American men whose sex lives are affected.

Sometimes called impotence, ED is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. The disorder can occur at any age, but is more common in men over age 75, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Read the rest of this entry »

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Erectile Dysfunction Stent Restenosis Rate Disappointing

One third of the stents used in an experimental treatment for erectile dysfunction partially occluded after 1 year, according to a new study.

“You probably need to design a specific stent for the area,” investigator Tobias Köhler, MD, from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, told Medscape Medical News.

Despite the restenosis rate, the patients maintained high scores on the International Index of Erectile Function 6.

“For many of my patients, it’s been a fabulous experience,” another of the study investigators, Irwin Goldstein, MD, director of the Institute for Sexual Medicine in San Diego, California, told reporters attending a news conference.

Dr. Köhler and Dr. Goldstein presented the team’s results here at the American Urological Association 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting.
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Majority Of Men With Erectile Dysfunction Do Not Seek Treatment

The findings of a recent, large-scale study indicate that most men who are diagnosed with erectile dysfunction do not seek treatment for the malady.

According to researchers involved in the study, the causes for the disparity between the number of diagnoses and the number of patients who seek treatment is unclear, Everyday Health is reporting.

“Despite [erectile dysfunction] treatments being available to men for nearly 15 years, as well as heavily promoted in mainstream media, one wonders why they are not seeking care known to improve their quality of life,” Dr. Ajay Nangia, an associate professor of Urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, was quoted as saying in a press release.
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If Sexual Dysfunction Were a Virus, “It’d Be Pandemic”: Expert

After more than 30 years of marriage, Ernie and Cynthia Dillard thought their sex life was over.

“I never thought that ED (erectile dysfunction) was something I would have to deal with,” Ernie Dillard said. “I felt like I was not meeting my responsibilities as a husband, as a man. Something’s wrong, you’re getting too old; you can’t have sex anymore. All the negative things popped up.”

Cynthia Dillard thought it was her fault.
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