What is the link between Erectile Dysfunction and Prostate Cancer?

Posted by Men's Health Restoration Team on Jun 1, 2016 4:18:30 PM

Is there a linkage between erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer?  Yes. Although many advancement have been made in treatment of prostate cancer to decrease the rate of mortality, many men are left with life long side effects from treatment. Erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer are linked as ED is the most common side effect, occurring in a staggering 80% of men.  The second most common is urinary leakage, occurring in 49% of men. The most common treatment options for prostate cancer include radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy which account for these side effects. The reason for this is simple: the nerves and blood vessels that control the mechanism of an erection are extremely delicate, therefore any trauma to the area will result in some form of erectile dysfunction.

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Topics: Erectile Dysfunction, Causes of Erectile Dysfunction, prostate cancer

Erectile Dysfunction Exercises Worth Trying

Posted by Men's Health Restoration Team on May 24, 2016 8:30:17 AM


Exercise can often help improve many conditions, but are there erectile dysfunction exercises out there that work?  In short, yes, there is one erectile dysfunction exercise that is backed up by successful study data: 40% of participants attained normal erectile function and 34.5% had improved erectile function

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Topics: Erectile Dysfunction Treatment, erectile dysfunction exercises

What are the Six Common Psychological Causes of Erectile Dysfunction?

Posted by Guest author - Orion Monroe Counselor LPC on May 16, 2016 11:09:46 AM

Psychological causes of ED (erectile dysfunction) can be difficult to diagnose, but once these issues are identified, erectile dysfunction psychological causes can be properly addressed by lifestyle modifications, counseling and  medications. Many times these issues are ignored or easily overlooked as a cause of ED if the person isn't aware of their pathologic nature. If these issues aren't taken seriously and taken care of, they can cause ED as well as many other ailments. 

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Topics: Causes of Erectile Dysfunction, Psychological Causes of Erectile Dysfunction, Causes of ED

Does Lisinopril Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Posted by Men's Health Restoration Team on Apr 25, 2016 11:00:00 AM


Lisinopril, also known as Prinivil and Zestril, is a medication commonly used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. This medication belongs to the Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor class. Lisinopril may also be used to treat acute myocardial infarction and to prevent diabetic nephropathy.  Lisinopril / erectile dysfunction have been researched, and it is found to be neutral to sexual dysfunction. 

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Topics: ed, Erectile Dysfunction

Can Penile Injury be the Cause of Erectile Dysfunction?

Posted by Men's Health Restoration Team on Apr 19, 2016 1:12:45 PM


Penile injury includes many items such as traumatic force during motorcycle/automobile accident, penile fracture, penetrating penile injuries from ballistic weapons, and soft tissue injuries. These traumatic injuries require immediate surgical evaluation and intervention; but even after the surgery, many young men suffer from erectile dysfunction due to vascular penile injury. This is because these types of vascular injuries lead to atherosclerosis (plaque buildup) in the blood vessels that supply the penis leading to erectile dysfunction (ED). Invasive surgery such as arterial penile revascularization surgery can be lead to improvement in erectile function in 2/3 of the patients but a less invasive option exists. Balloon angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can reopen those blocked arteries. 

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Topics: Causes of Erectile Dysfunction, Penile injury, penile revascularization

Are Penile Pumps Effective?

Posted by Men's Health Restoration Team on Apr 15, 2016 2:20:57 PM


Penile pump (erectile dysfunction pump or ED pump) or a vacuum constriction device is a low cost and non-surgical alternative for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). They are effective for men with moderate ED and for men in penile rehabilitation after prostate surgery. For patients who have had prostate surgery, the penile pump should be used four to five times daily to increase blood flow to the penis.  It also prevents loss of penile length if used after prostate surgery. 

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What is Penile Revascularization Surgery?

Posted by Men's Health Restoration Team on Apr 6, 2016 2:55:59 PM

Revascularization refers to restoration of blood flow to a body part or organ that is not receiving sufficient blood flow. This can be accomplished in one of two ways, either an arterial bypass surgery (penile surgery) or angioplasty. 

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Topics: penile revascularization, penile surgery

Can Medications Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Posted by Men's Health Restoration Team on Mar 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Can medications cause erectile dysfunction?  Yes. Medications and street drugs can play a role in erectile dysfunction for up to 20% of men. Erectile Dysfunction is an adverse effect commonly found in wide range of medications used to treat many different disorders.  Blood pressure medications and ED are often linked.  Another common culprit are antidepressants.

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Topics: Erectile Dysfunction, Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

The Effects of Motorcycle Riding and Erectile Dysfunction

Posted by Men's Health Restoration Team on Mar 27, 2016 6:46:00 PM


Most people don’t pair the term “erectile dysfunction” with “biker”.  The common risks we usually associate with riding motorcycles include things like physical injury from accidents, other drivers not seeing motorcycles, and reckless operation of inexperienced riders.   However, a study conducted in 2006 found that 70% of male riders claimed to have difficulty achieving a full erection and emptying their bladder, indicating a motorcycle / ED linkage.

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Topics: Erectile Dysfunction, Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

RESTORE Procedure for ED may be right for you according to 4 Studies

Posted by Men's Health Restoration Team on Mar 25, 2016 8:43:03 AM


When the cause of ED is vascular in nature, pills that are usually effective in treating ED become minimally effective. As many as 50% of men suffering from ED do not respond to oral dysfunction medications. Any factor that increase the likelihood of developing plaques (atherosclerosis) in the blood vessels can reduce blood flow to the penis. Balloon angioplasty has shown great success in reopening those blocked arteries to provide adequate blood flow to the penis which is crucial for an erection. The RESTORE procedure for erectile dysfunction can identify and reopen the blocked arteries in as little as an hour through just one small opening made in the wrist. 

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Topics: Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

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