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  1. Home Test for Protein in Urine - Topic Overview

    If you have preeclampsia or chronic kidney disease,your health professional may instruct you to check the protein content in your urine at home. Increased protein is a sign that your kidneys are being damaged. To test your urine on a daily basis,use a simple test kit containing a urine testing strip that you dip into a fresh sample of your urine. Follow the instructions on the kit and find ...

  2. Hormonal Therapy for Erection Problems

    Drug details for Hormonal therapy for erection problems.

  3. Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction

    WebMD looks at how treatment for prostate cancer is linked to erectile dysfunction.

  4. Yohimbe Bark Supplements for ED

    WebMD discusses the facts and claims behind yohimbe bark supplement for treating erectile dysfunction (ED).

  5. Sex Therapy for Erection Problems - Topic Overview

    Sex therapy may be helpful for some men who have erection problems (erectile dysfunction). Sex therapy does not involve having sex with or in front of the sex therapist. It is also not long-term or open-ended therapy. It usually involves working with a therapist who recommends gradual steps to change sexual behavior. Sex therapy helps you understand and accept that emotions (such as anxiety ...

  6. Medicines for Erection Problems: Reactions With Nitrate - Topic Overview

    Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors,such as sildenafil (Viagra),tadalafil (Cialis),and vardenafil (Levitra),have revolutionized the treatment of erection problems (erectile dysfunction). But they can cause life-threatening side effects for anyone who also takes nitroglycerin or another medicine containing an organic nitrate. This combination can make your blood pressure fall too low,possibly ...

  7. Psychotherapy for Erection Problems - Topic Overview

    Psychological issues may play a role in erection problems (erectile dysfunction). These issues may include depression, anxiety disorder, or another mental disorder.Men with these types of problems may benefit from therapy.Psychological treatment is most likely to be helpful for men who:Have an erect penis when they wake up in the morning.Can get a firm erection when masturbating.Have gone through a stressful major life event, such as divorce, separation, death of a loved one, change in job, or moving.Grew up in an environment where sex and sexuality were considered negative, wrong, or bad, or who were sexually or physically abused as a child.Lost their mother or father during early childhood.Have a history of serious relationship problems.Have a history of anxiety disorders or physical problems that have a psychological component (such as irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, asthma, or nervous bladder).The type of therapy and how long it lasts depends on what type of problem you have.

  8. Erection Problems: Talking With Your Partner - Topic Overview

    Talking with your partner may help your erection problems (erectile dysfunction). Couples often assume that they each know what the other person likes when it comes to sex. Sometimes they are wrong. Don't assume. Tell your partner what you do and don't find pleasurable. Make time outside of the bedroom to talk about your sex life together. If you withdraw sexually because you are afraid of ...

  9. Tests for Erection Problems

    Tests for erection problems help determine a specific cause for a man's inability to achieve or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction or impotence).

  10. How Erections Occur - Topic Overview

    An erection occurs when your imagination or one or more of the senses (vision,hearing,touch,smell,taste) are stimulated and you become aroused. Your central nervous system sends nerve impulses that increase blood flow to your penis. The blood fills the spongy chambers (corpora cavernosa) in the penis,causing them to expand and become rigid. The veins that would normally drain blood from ...

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