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Insurance Coverage and ED Therapy After Prostate Surgery

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As if a diagnosis of prostate cancer weren’t enough to deal with, such a pronouncement triggers a whole set of related questions and concerns. Will I need invasive surgery to remove cancerous tissue? If so, how will this affect my ...

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ED Associated with Heart Health, Diabetes, Depression at Every Age

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A recent study finds that erectile dysfunction diagnoses are closely associated with heart disease, diabetes, and depression in men who are 18 and older. Although age remains an independent risk factor, the study says that, regardless of age, men diagnosed ...

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Why You Shouldn’t Get Viagra from a Friend or in a Club

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Viagra and the other PDE5 inhibitors like it have proved to be the answer to the prayers of millions of men who were unable to get and keep an erection before these drugs became available. However, not all those who ...

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Shockwave Therapy for ED Isn’t Replacing Viagra Any Time Soon

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Preliminary research — much of it with animals — has produced promising evidence that low-intensity shockwave therapy might someday offer an alternative to Viagra in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. However, this emerging technology still must undergo far more scientific ...

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How Having a ‘Bad Back’ Can Lead to ED

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction The Spinal Column Makeup of Spinal Discs Herniated or Ruptured Disc Degenerative Disc Disease Link Between ED and Back Pain Laser Decompression of Disc Disc-Related ED Without Pain Could Viagra Help? Introduction A marvel of engineering, ...

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Even Professional Athletes Can’t Always Avoid ED

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It might seem at first glance that professional athletes are the least likely candidates to develop erectile dysfunction. However, the physical demands on an athlete and the stress of professional competition can sometimes conspire to increase the risk that these ...

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Timing Is Important for Maximizing Viagra Effects

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The more you know about Viagra’s typical onset and duration of action, the greater the benefits you are likely to derive from the little blue pill. It’s also important to know what, if any, effects that eating might have on ...

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ED Not Inevitable After Testicular Cancer Treatment

For a young man at or near the peak of his reproductive life, a diagnosis of testicular cancer can be devastating. And this is a cancer that tends to strike young men disproportionately — the average age of a testicular ...

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Clinical Studies of Yohimbe Indicate Mediocre ED Relief at Best

Check out the label of any male sexual enhancement supplement, and the odds are better than even that it contains yohimbe or yohimbine. The latter is an alkaloid that is derived from the bark of the yohimbe tree. Despite its ...

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Is Beetroot Juice ‘Natural Viagra’?

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Touted by some as a natural remedy for erectile dysfunction, beetroot juice is unquestionably a healthy beverage. However, available scientific evidence, which is admittedly limited, hardly qualifies it as a substitute for Viagra or any of the other oral ED ...

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