Prostate Problems Treatment for Impotence

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Westside TodaySurgery, Radiation Might Not Help Older Men with Early Stage Prostate CancerWestside TodayAdditionally, these men were at risk for side effects such as impotence, urinary incontinence and bowel problems that can result from surgery and radiation treatments. The research team used the Charlson index when looking at the men and their health …and more »

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London, GB (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 Enlarged prostate is a very common problem in older men, so every aging man can be a target for different researches, such as long-term courses of useless BPH medications or risky minimal invasive procedures, so elderlies should be careful as the recent research has shown that even after the safest of minimal invasive procedures complications may follow….

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Questions and Answers

Prostate cancer treatment options – looking on prostate cancer treatment options?What are the prostate cancer treatment options that you prefer to me to choose?

Posted by Violet 2034
[display_name id=”0″]If you have prostate cancer, there are many important factors to take into account before deciding on a treatment option, such as your age and general health, and the likelihood that the cancer will cause problems for you. You should also think about which side effects you can live with. Some men, for example, can’t imagine living with side effects such as incontinence or impotence. Other men are less concerned about these and more concerned about removing or destroying the cancer.

What is the best treatment for ED?I am 54 and having problems getting hard i am borderline diabetic whats the best treatment i am desperate.

Posted by Craig P
[display_name id=”0″]I am sorry to hear of your ED concern. Perhaps my lengthy answer will help. Also understand that I am not a doctor and am not in any way giving you medical advice.

Erectile dysfunction is more common in men older than 65, but can occur at any age.

A lot of men experience an occasional episode of erectile dysfunction. As men age it is normal to experience changes in erectile function. Erections become slower to develop or they may not be as firm and/or they can require more direct stimulation to be achieved. All these conditions are normal as a man ages.

Other normal changes of a man’s erectile function as he ages are:

• Erections may take longer to develop

• Erections may not be as firm

• Orgasms are less intense

• Volume of ejaculate is reduced

• Recovery time increases between erections

The signs and symptoms of erectile dysfunction include:

• Occasional inability to obtain a full erection

• Inability to maintain an erection throughout intercourse

• Complete inability to achieve an erection

Erectile dysfunction may also be a sign of a physical or emotional problem rather than the aging process. Some of the physical and emotional risk factors that can contribute to erectile dysfunction are:

• Chronic diseases of the lungs, liver, kidneys, heart, nerves, arteries or veins, endocrine system disorders particularly diabetes

• Low levels of the male hormone testosterone

• Surgery or injury to the pelvic area or spinal cord, surgery to treat bladder, rectal or prostate cancer

• Prolonged bicycle riding can cause a temporary problem

• Medications including antidepressants, antihistamines and medication to treat high blood pressure, pain and prostate cancer. Sleeping aids and tranquilizers may also cause problems

• Alcohol, marijuana or other drugs often cause erectile dysfunction and decreased sexual drive

• Excessive tobacco use can damage penile arteries

• Psychological conditions such as stress, anxiety or depression contributes to some cases of erectile dysfunction.

The underlying cause of erectile dysfunction can only be determined by a doctor. It is normal to experience erectile dysfunction on occasion; however, if you experience problems lasting longer than two months and/or it is a recurring problem, it is time for a physical exam or a referral to a doctor who specializes in erectile problems. If the treatment and/or medication prescribed to treat your erectile dysfunction does not work, do not try to figure out the problem for yourself and combine medications or therapies on your own. Report the problem to your doctor.

Do not be embarrassed. It is important to seek treatment. Most cases of erectile dysfunction can be successfully treated.

There are a wide variety of options for treating erectile dysfunction. They include medications, simple mechanical devices, surgery and psychological counseling. The cause and the severity of your condition will determine the best treatment or combination of treatments for you. If erectile dysfunction is the result of a medical condition the cost of treatment may be covered by insurance.

In 1998 the Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra as the first oral medication for erectile dysfunction. Since then, Levitra and Cialis have been approved.

Nitric oxide is a chemical messenger that relaxes smooth muscles in the penis. The drugs of Viagra, Levitra and Cialis are chemically known as phosphodieterase inhibitors which enhance this process by increasing the amount of blood and allow a natural sequence to occur – an erection in response to sexual stimulation. They do not automatically product an erection. Many men experience improvement in erectile function after taking these medications regardless of the cause of their impotence.

Not all men can or should take these medications to treat erectile dysfunction. In addition, do not expect these medications to fix your impotence immediately. The following is a list of high risk patients:

• Men who have experienced a heart attack, stroke or life-threatening heart rhythm during the last six months

• If you are told sexual activity could trigger a cardiac event

• Do not take Viagra, Levitra or Cialis with nitrate medications such as heart drugs nitroglycerin (Nitro-Bid, others), isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur) and isosorbide dinitrate (Isordil).

Other modes of treating erectile dysfunction may include:

• Needle-injection therapy which involves using a fine needle to inject alprostadil into the base or side of the penis, which will generally produce an erection in five to 20 minutes that lasts about an hour. Pain from injection site is usually minimal. Some side effects may be bleeding from the injection or a prolonged erection and formation of fibrous tissue at the injection site. The injections can also be expensive.

• Self-administered intraurethral therapy involves using a disposable applicator to insert a tiny suppository abo.

Have you heard of a natural, REAL treatment for impotence?Had Prostate cancer 5 years ago, and the radiation treatment caused partial impotence. I get about 2/3 the erection I used to get before treatment. Viagra, etc, doesn’t work as they increase blood flow, and my problem is nerve damage.

Posted by lighthousegtr
[display_name id=”0″]You really need to discuss treatment options with your doctor. Not sure if a pump would work for you if there is nerve damage but that is certainly something you could discuss with your GP or a Urologist. There are medically approved ones and you might be able to get one on prescription. You could also discuss whether or not you are a suitable candidate for an inflatable penile prosthesis but that would be a last resort option rather than something to consider straightaway. And there are of course advantages and disadvantages to having a penile prosthesis and it is a radical irreversible treatment and it is possible there are other treatment options available that you can try first…such as the medically approved pump which places a constriction ring after pumping to maintain the erection.

You really need to discuss viable options with your doctor. You can also do some Internet research.

You might like to check out the Prostate Cancer Treatment Guide for options:
— check the menu to the left of the screen.

There is a forum on prostate cancer:

Best wishes.…

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