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  1. Diabetes & Erectile Dysfunction

    WebMD explains erections and the many ways that diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction.

  2. Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitors (PDE-5 Inhibitors) for Erection Problems and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Drug details for Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE-5 inhibitors) for erection problems.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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).

  5. 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 ...

  6. MUSE for Erection Problems

    Drug details for MUSE for erection problems.

  7. Injected Medicines for Erection Problems

    Drug details for Injected medications for erection problems.

  8. 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.

  9. Erection Problems: Surgery on Penile Blood Vessels - Topic Overview

    Surgery to repair blood vessels may be done for some men who have erection problems (erectile dysfunction). Penile revascularization This surgery generally is done in younger men who have injuries that affect blood flow to the penis. During surgery,a portion of a blood vessel from elsewhere in the abdomen is used to bypass the damaged portion of artery that supplies blood to the penis. ...

  10. Sensual Exercises for Erection Problems - Topic Overview

    Sensual exercises may help with erection problems (erectile dysfunction). Doing these with your partner may help you relax and focus more on the pleasurable touching of lovemaking than on the erection itself. Focusing too much on having an erection may make it difficult to have one. Sensual exercises may be most helpful if done in a soothing,relaxing,and playful atmosphere. Put on some ...

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