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Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. 3 Burnett AL. Evaluation and management of erectile dysfunction. 2 Heidelbaugh JJ. Management of erectile dysfunction.
1 Nunes KP, Labazi H, Webb RC. New insights into hypertension-associated erectile dysfunction. To help maintain erectile function, men should eat a healthy diet of whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy foods, and lean meats. Men can prevent many of the causes of ED by making healthy lifestyle choices, such as being physically active, quitting smoking, and following a healthy diet.
How can erectile dysfunction be prevented? The pump causes fluid to flow from a reservoir in the lower pelvis to the cylinders in the penis. During surgery, a urologist inserts inflatable implants in the penis.
Men should ask their health care provider about the latest advances as new injectable medications become available. Men should call a health care provider immediately if an erection lasts 4 hours or longer. Medications that men take by mouth, through an injection, or as a pellet in the urethra can have side effects, including a persistent erection known as priapism.
To help ensure coordinated and safe care, people should discuss their use of alternative medications, including use of vitamin and mineral supplements, with their health care provider. Some men claim that other oral medications help them get and maintain an erection, including. Making testosterone levels normal may help ED; however, it is often ineffective if ED is caused by circulatory or nerve problems and may lead to some side effects, including a high red blood cell count and problems urinating.
A man should not take any of these medications to treat ED if he is currently taking nitrates—medication used to treat heart conditions. A health care provider may prescribe an oral medication, such as one of the following, to help a man get and maintain an erection: Changing medications that treat other health conditions.
Treating the Underlying Cause of the Erectile Dysfunction. A radiologist—a doctor who specializes in medical imaging—or urologist interprets the images. Color images on a computer screen show the speed and direction blood is flowing through a blood vessel.
In some instances, a health care provider may insert the medication into the urethra, instead of using an injection, to cause an erection. Each night during deep sleep, a man normally has three to five erections. A more complicated version of this test uses an electronic monitoring device that will record how firm the erections are, the number of erections, and how long they last.
A blood test involves drawing blood at a health care provider’s office or a commercial facility and sending the sample to a lab for analysis. For example, Peyronie’s disease causes the penis to bend or curve when erect.