One of the recent animal studies has shown that periodontitis produced in rats in vitro caused a significant fall in the penile blood pressure and thus in penile function compared to healthy animals. The study demonstrated that penile function in the animals was impaired by periodontitis. The findings of the study were added to a clinical study of men, which was conducted to assess a link between periodontal disease and erectile dysfunction.
As a result of these studies doctors suggest that oral hygiene and examination of the state of the teeth and gums of men who experience or do not experience erectile dysfunction is very important. For men with ED this oral care is necessary for overall management of the sexual condition.
The experts noticed a link between the number of men with gum disease who also experienced erectile or other sexual problems.
One of the erectile dysfunction studies in men involved 33,000 Taiwanese men with erectile dysfunction and 162,000 Taiwanese men who did not have the condition.
The study found that about 13 % of test participants had periodontitis. From the 23,400 of men with periodontitis, 28% had erectile dysfunction.
The experts registered that gum disease was more common in men with impotence and this factor should be taken into consideration like other risk factors for ED condition. The researchers suggested that the inflammation caused by gum problems could result in blood vessels impairment. The damaged blood vessels leading to the penile area cannot function properly and erectile dysfunction occurs.
The association between gum disease and ED is not supported by scientific evidence still it is never late to have proper oral care.
Physical exercises done regularly can help to keep general health and form a perfect body. Cardiovascular and aerobic exercises improve blood circulation throughout the body and make a heart pumping and blood flowing. This helps to avoid such serious health problems as atherosclerosis and artery disease.
Besides regular training increases stamina, improves your physical and emotional states. Lots of studies have demonstrated that sport is the best method of managing stress. Stress and anxiety disappear; a physically and mentally confident man has more joy in life including sexual life. A good mental and physical health provides long and good sexual life.
Of course, physical activity should be combined with other methods to improve health such as diet, stopping smoking and alcohol, healthy weight management.
Exercises can be done at the park, home and at gym. They should not be a burden for you, they should bring you joy and satisfaction. Choose the best exercising program for you. This can be jogging of running, playing tennis or football, walking or body weight lifting.
The healthy state of the body means that your heart is also healthy and your blood pressure is normal and you have perfect circulation of blood. All these things become help you naturally to fight against impotence and prolong your sexual life.
Not serious sexual difficulties are very common in men of different ages. More serious health issues appear in men after 50-55 and some major sexual problems can occur. With the modern medical advances and help from a doctor and a sexual partner the majority of these sex problems can be fixed.
So don’t fill guilt or shame and fear, seek help and you will be able to restore your happy sex life.
The effects of age, diseases and fatigue and medications
Growing older men (as well as women) do not have so much energy as they used to and they feel more tired. They become more susceptible to diseases and different health conditions and usually need undergo certain medical treatments and take medications. Unfortunately all these factors negatively influence the quality of sex life.
Constant physical fatigue causes a man to have no energy and no interest in sex. It leads to persistent inability to achieve an erection when a person wants to.
Diseases and health conditions affect sex desire and erectile function. Medications prescribed by a doctor for other serious conditions such as hypertension or depression can seriously interfere with sexual life. Some drugs can block erectile process and produce other unpleasant sex side effects.
In men without heart disease, erectile dysfunction medications such as Cialis are very safe.
Cialis like other ED drugs is safe for healthy hearts, but all men with cardiovascular disease should be careful while taking such drugs. Some of men who have cardiovascular disease cannot use ED drugs due to certain reasons. Cialis can cause blood pressure temporal decreases by 5-8 mmHg in healthy men. It is not significant blood pressure lowering still in men taking nitrates for chest pain ED drugs may provoke dangerous even life-threatening side effects. Cialis in combination with nitroglycerin may produce blood pressures drop by 25–51 mm Hg.
Men taking nitrates are not allowed to use ED medications including Cialis. All medications containing nitrate in any form cannot be used with any ED drug. Men who have taken Cialis cannot use nitrates for 48 hours, so it puts them at a higher risk for heart disease.
The FDA cautioned patients who have suffered heart attacks, strokes, or serious heart rhythm problems in the previous 6 months to consult their doctor before using any ED medication. The same precaution is addressed to men with a history of congestive heart failure or unstable angina, and in men with low blood pressure or uncontrolled high blood pressure (above 170/110 mm Hg).
Such medications as antibiotic erythromycin and antifungal and medications to treat HIV can increase the blood levels of Cialis. It is necessary to consult a doctor and tell him about all other drugs you use before the treatment with Cialis is initiated. A lower dose of Cialis is adjusted for such men.
These warnings and precautions forced the patients to think about safe use of ED drugs. Indeed, no one should use them with other purpose than ED or use ED drugs with risks for health. Still many men suffering from impotence use safely ED drugs because they use them properly.
Cialis is worth trying in a patient with ED condition if he has no problems or uses medications that make Cialis dangerous for health. Men with risky conditions should always consult a doctor and start with the lowest dose of Cialis.
The hair-loss medicines such as Propecia (finasteride) used for hair loss treatment in men may kill your erection and cause sexual side effects even if you stop taking the medication.
FDA predicated that medications containing finasteride as a main component—must update their warning labels with sexual adverse effects including ED, decreased libido, ejaculation disorder and problems with an orgasm achievement that continue even after medication is stopped.
Fortunately the side effects are very rare. Still they may appear anytime after the treatment with the drug is initiated.
A Propecia clinical study conducted to assess the possibility of sexual side effects occurrence demonstrated that 3.8 % of 900 men experienced one or more adverse sexual effects.
According to another finasteride study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, about 4.2 % of men receiving 5 mg of finasteride experienced decrease in sexual desire.
There is a risk of having long-term sexual side effects of the medications for hair growth. It was observed that some men are more vulnerable to long-term side effects (some had them for more than 6 years after the treatment was stopped) while others do not have them at all.
If you are taking finasteride containing medication and experience a reduction in sexual desire or inability to get erections ask your doctor for other treatment options.
Patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia are generally prescribed with 5 mg of Cialis for once daily use if your doctor assigns a different dose. Cialis possesses a prolonged pharmacological effect and thus provides beneficial results with the low dose. The dose of the drug should be taken the same time each day.
Patients with certain chronic disorders of the liver or kidneys should be administered the lowest dose of the drug once in the period of more than 48 hours.
Cialis used as a treatment for erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia is to be taken once a day in a dose of 5 mg. The time of sexual activity is not regarded.
Patients with chronic and severe disorders should consult their doctor before using Cialis for the treatment of ED and BPH.
It is proven that guilt, worry, stress, depression and anxiety contribute to erectile problems and cause low sexual desire. If a man experiences erectile dysfunction, he may start worrying that it will occur again and again. This often causes or increases anxiety related to sexual performance and may result in chronic sexual problems. If the cycle is insurmountable, it can lead to ED.
Psychological causes of ED often have secondary character to physical causes. Emotional and psychological causes increase the consequences of physical problems.
Relationship problems with a partner can also result in erectile dysfunction. Start improving your relationship to save your sex life or restore it if you have already experienced problems. Intimacy in your relationship, the wish to understand your partner and desire to help him/her will improve your sexual life just like they improve your mutual understanding.
If you consider trying therapy, just do it. Sexual therapy will be most effective if your sex partner also takes part in it. Both partners can learn fresh methods
A recent study proved that there is an association between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and the degree of impotence in men with symptoms of enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Impotence an unpleasant and serious condition to manage can sometimes be linked to an enlarged prostate (BPH) condition. Still it does not mean that a man’s ED is linked to his prostate enlargement. There are lots of potential causes of impotence including physical or psychological or both at once. Sexual activity demands the brain and different organs of the body cooperate if emotional or relationship difficulties can cause or worsen impotence.
Among physical causes of ED stays prostate surgery or treatment after this manipulation. Some prostate cancer treatments may affect the nerves or arteries responsible for erections; others may affect sex desire.
Men often do not feel easy talking about the prostate, because it has a significant role in sex and urination. But the enlargement of the prostate is a typical part of ageing. BPH symptoms include the sudden urge to urinate, increased urination especially at night, weak stream, this happens because of the obstruction process in the urethra and progressive loss of bladder function. Sometimes impotence can also be a sign of BPH but it may be either caused by a psychological or other physical problem.
Cialis (Tadalafil) was approved by FDA to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate in men. This gives hope for men who experience both conditions ED and BPH and thus can receive an effective treatment taking one medication.
Uncomfortable BPH symptoms such as difficulty urinating, an unexpected necessity to urinate or increased urination at night make a life of men with this condition very unpleasant.
Tadalafil was studied in men with enlarged prostate who received 5 mg dose of the medication once daily. The three trials have shown a meaningful decrease in BPH symptoms. The last trial was conducted in patients who have both conditions BPH and ED.
Now doctors may prescribe only one approved medication to fight both conditions effectively. Cialis should not be taken together with nitrates and medications lowering blood pressure such as alpha blockers. Before taking Cialis a man should consult a doctor.
Before oral ED prescription erectile dysfunction medications became available, general practitioners frequently prescribed yohimbine hydrochloride to the patients having erectile problems. Some of the doctors doubt that medication can be so effective in the treatment of ED in men.
Yohimbe is a plant containing many active chemicals used in pharmacology. It is highly advertised as a component of natural products for body enhancement and improvement of sexual function.
Yohimbe contains an alkaloid – yohimbine, a chemical that causes vasodilation, and thus lowers blood pressure. Yohimbine has a prominent stimulating and aphrodisiac effect.
Yohimbine is a prescription medication in the United States and approved by FDA with a purpose to be used as a dietary supplements in a form of herbal extract and medicine.
The medication may cause easily recognized adverse reactions especially from the nervous system including anxiety attacks and nervousness.
Yohimbe should be taken only with a doctor’s prescriptions who will determine the right dose of the drug. The medication may be toxic if taken in larger doses, so it is absolutely necessary to take correct dose prescribed by your doctor. Certain patients are not recommended to use this medication. Patients with low blood pressure, diabetes, heart, liver or kidney disease should not take Yohimbe because they may experience serious side effects of the drug.