In addition, the frequency of morning erections predicted the development of complete erectile dysfu

When medication is unsuccessful, external vacuum pumps that increase blood flow to the penis or self-injected penile medication that induces an erection may be recommended, although these are not popular options due to the advanced planning and lack of spontaneity involved. Activities that constrict blood flow to the penis may increase the risk for erection problems. Our urologists will conduct a thorough exam using the latest tools and techniques to help determine the cause of your ED. Your exam may include a special test called a penile Doppler ultrasound, which uses ultrasound technology to identify blood flow problems in the arteries and veins inside your penis.

"Erectile dysfunction becomes more common as men age, and at least 30 percent of men over 60 will experience it,” said Ross Wopat , MD, from Samaritan Urology A doctor can evaluate each man to determine if he is physically able to have an erection. Medical issues, including prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease or diabetes, may also cause erectile dysfunction. A recent study found that men with erectile dysfunction who ate pistachio nuts every day for three weeks experienced significant improvement in sexual issues, including ED, sexual desire, and overall sexual satisfaction The benefits of pistachios for erection problems may be due to a protein called arginine, which may help relax blood vessels.

ED is often associated with various medical conditions, such as diabetes mellitus , coronary artery disease , hypertension, hyperlipidemia, spinal cord compression and pituitary tumors Therefore, your doctor may conduct a variety of laboratory tests to determine the cause of your ED. These tests may include the following: Other factors leading to erectile dysfunction are diabetes mellitus (causing neuropathy) or hypogonadism (decreased testosterone levels due to disease affecting the testicles or the pituitary gland). Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is a sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis for satisfactory sexual intercourse regardless of the capability of ejaculation.

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve a penile erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Atherosclerosis and aging decrease the capacity for dilation of arterial blood vessels and smooth muscle relaxation, limiting the amount of blood that can enter the penis (see Overview of Male Sexual Function : Erection ). Veno-occlusive dysfunction permits venous leakage, which results in inability to maintain erection. Drug therapy, including testosterone replacement and drugs that allow more bloodflow into the penis, such as Fildena, Levitra, and Fildena.

Other possible causes of erectile dysfunction include medications and prostate surgery, as well as illnesses and accidents.