Autoimmune Diseases and ED: What You Should Know

Rheumatoid arthritis.

Autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and psoriasis, are disorders caused when the body’s immune system goes a bit haywire and begins attacking the body itself. Although these diseases are diagnosed more often in ...

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Does the Keto Diet Improve or Worsen ED?

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Currently in fashion, the ketogenic — keto for short — diet has been embraced by a sizable segment of the population as a surefire way to shed those unwanted pounds in record time. The diet cuts carbohydrate intake to almost ...

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Ultrasound Helps Doctors Learn Why ED Meds Sometimes Don’t Work

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction How It Works What to Expect Can Viagra Correct Outflow Issues? What If the Problem Isn’t Vascular? Other Physical Barriers to Erection Diagnosis of Other Penile Disorders Buying Viagra Online Introduction It is widely accepted today ...

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Acupuncture for Men with ED Who Take Antidepressants

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Depression is a leading psychological cause of erectile dysfunction. However, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), both widely prescribed to treat depression, are a common cause of sexual dysfunction. This is just one of life’s ...

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Smoking Worsens ED. Does Vaping?

For years now, the verdict on smoking has been clear. In addition to all its many other possible ill effects, tobacco smoke interferes with optimal vascular function and is a threat to heart health as well as erectile function. The ...

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‘Mediterranean Diet’ Can Help Reduce Risk of ED

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The so-called Mediterranean diet has long been touted as an ideal eating plan for heart health. Given the close association between cardiac health and male sexual function, it comes as little surprise to learn that researchers have found this diet ...

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Why Ads for Viagra and Other ED Meds Have Declined So Precipitously

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Conspicuous by their absence in recent months have been print and broadcast advertisements for Viagra and other popular erectile dysfunction medications, including most notably Cialis. Not that long ago, a televised sporting event might well feature several such commercials, but ...

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Don’t Be Tempted to Mix Viagra and Cocaine

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The recreational use of Viagra has become a serious problem in the United States. Thousands of men, none of whom actually has erectile dysfunction and thus needs the drug to get and keep an erection, use Viagra to increase their ...

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Pomegranate Juice and ED: What Researchers Know

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Increasingly popular in recent years, pomegranate juice is loaded with healthful nutrients, including vitamins C and K, folate, potassium, and antioxidant rich polyphenols. A handful of studies indicate that it may provide an extra boost to men with mild to ...

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When Past Sexual Abuse Is a Factor in ED

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Research indicates that at least one in every six men suffered some form of sexual abuse as a child, according to an article posted at TheGuardian.com. All too often the shame and embarrassment associated with such molestation, not to mention ...

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