5 Times When the Risk for Erection Problems Is Higher

Most men experience erection problems from time to time, and for the most part these are isolated incidents and not an indication that they are suffering from erectile dysfunction. However, it’s helpful to recognize the circumstances and pressures that may lead to these occasional erection problems. Although it might not necessarily help you to overcome them, it should help you ...

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The Latest: Drugs for Erection Problems Don’t Cause Melanoma

Men who like both sex and sun need no longer worry that the drugs they take to facilitate the former will increase their risk of melanoma while soaking up the rays of the latter. Concerns about a causal link between PDE5 inhibitors, such as Viagra and Cialis, and melanoma stem from a study published in the June 2014 issue of ...

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What You Should Know About Sleep Apnea and Erection Problems

TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Signs and Symptoms of OSA What Are the Causes of OSA? Risk Factors for OSA Recent Research Findings How OSA Affects Your Sex Life Treating OSA Stay Abreast of Latest News Introduction A handful of recent studies point to a strong association between obstructive sleep apnea and erection problems. Although medical ...

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Viagra After First Heart Attack May Lengthen Life

Over the past two decades, Viagra has been found to have a far broader array of health benefits than its ability to restore erectile function temporarily to men who are no longer able to achieve erection on their own. In one of the more recent revelations, a study found that Viagra or other PDE5 inhibitor taken after a first heart ...

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Can Lecithin Help with Erection Problems?

Lecithin is a fatty substance found naturally in animal and plant tissues, as well as egg yolks. In supplement form, it can be taken as a medicine, and it’s also an ingredient in a wide array of food products, dietary supplements, and medications. Its popularity as an ingredient is attributed to its emulsifying properties, which help to blend ingredients that ...

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What to Do When Doctors Dismiss Your Erection Problems

Long gone are the days when every utterance from a doctor’s mouth was blindly accepted as unassailable truth. Doctors are humans too, and as such they are fallible. If you feel that your doctor is minimizing what’s become a serious problem for you or that he really isn’t paying that much attention to what you have to say, it’s probably ...

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Biomarkers Show How Erection Problems May Indicate Heart Problems

It has long been accepted that a diagnosis of erection problems is an early warning sign of potential cardiac problems in the foreseeable future. Now, it seems, Norwegian researchers have discovered that elevated levels of certain proteins in the blood are consistent with erectile dysfunction and also indicate early signs of damage to the heart muscle. Troponin T and I ...

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Opioids Can Cause Erection Problems

Opioid addiction and the mounting death toll attributed to it have dominated the headlines in recent months, but the widespread use of opioids —  in the form of both prescription and illegal drugs — is also taking a toll on sexual function. Men and women coping with chronic pain often lose their desire for sex, and the opioid drugs they ...

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Can ‘The Elator’ Help with Erection Problems?

Men suffering from erection problems heaved a collective sigh of relief when Viagra, a revolutionary new way to treat such problems, arrived on the market in the late 1990s. Over the years that followed, several similar drugs have been introduced. However, these medications don’t work for all men, leaving those unresponsive to these drugs searching for alternatives. The vast majority ...

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Is MED2005 a New Solution to Erection Problems?

MED2005, a new topical treatment for erection problems, took an important step forward in early 2018 with the publication of results from its Phase II trial. That testing showed that the medication delivered a rapid onset of action while maintaining a favorable safety profile. The medication’s developer, United Kingdom-based Futura Medical, announced that it hoped to begin two Phase III ...

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