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Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

Understanding Erectile Dysfunction - Health A-Z

In the spring of 1998, Viagra first began flying off pharmacy shelves. Five years later, men concerned about erectile dysfunction (ED) could ask their doctors for prescriptions for Levitra or Cialis as well. The phenomenal response to these pharmaceutical… Read More
How Common is Erectile Dysfunction?

How Common is Erectile Dysfunction? - Health A-Z

The National Institutes of Health estimates that erectile dysfunction (ED) affects as many as 30 million American men. In the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, which involved more than 1,700 men between the ages of 40 and 70 living near… Read More
How an Erection Occurs

How an Erection Occurs - Health A-Z

Basically, an erection illustrates simple hydraulics. Blood fills chambers in the penis, causing it to swell and become firm. But getting to that stage requires extraordinary orchestration of body mechanisms. Blood vessels, nerves, hormones, and, of course, the psyche… Read More

Can Diabetes Affect Erectile Dysfunction? - Health A-Z

Men with diabetes are two to three times more likely to experience erectile dysfunction (ED) as men without the disease, making diabetes one of the most common causes of ED. Diabetic men also confront this problem at younger ages… Read More
The Effect of Prostate Cancer on Erectile Dysfunction

The Effect of Prostate Cancer on Erectile Dysfunction - Health A-Z

Surgery for prostate cancer can sever some of the nerves or arteries needed for an erection. For men who undergo a radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland), the estimates of how many will regain their ability to have… Read More

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia & Erectile Dysfunction - Health A-Z

Many men who have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate, also experience erectile dysfunction (ED). Although BPH does not itself cause this condition, some of the treatments used for BPH can do so. For example,… Read More
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