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    1. Protect Your Erection: 11 Tips

      Erectile dysfunction (ED) becomes more common as men age. But it is not necessarily a normal part of aging. How can you avoid ED? Here's what experts told WebMD. A diet that's bad for a man's heart is also not good for his ability to have erections. Research has shown that the same eating patterns t

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    2. Getting Intimate: Talking Together About ED

      Never before has erectile dysfunction been so openly discussed in our society. It appears in everything from news reports and comedy sketches to national advertising campaigns. “But ironically, it’s still very difficult for many couples to talk about sex, and especially to talk about erection proble

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    3. Treatment for Painful Curved Penis Shows Promise

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Some diseases are especially tough to discuss. When Tony Lee realized that his penis was curving whenever he had an erection -- making it painful and difficult for him to have sex -- he had no idea what was wrong. He bec

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    4. Most Men With ED Don't Seem to Get Treatment

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Never mind the commercials with men talking freely to their doctor about their erectile dysfunction, taking a prescription for treatment to the pharmacy and settling in for a romantic evening. Despite a wide range of treatment o

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    5. Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Heart Disease

      TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should look more closely at the overall health of impotent men, a large new study suggests. Men with even mild erectile dysfunction -- but no known heart problems -- face a major extra risk of developing cardiovascular conditions in the future. And as ere

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    6. Adding Testosterone to Viagra May Not Help ED

      For men with low testosterone, taking testosterone along with Viagra may not help their erections more than if they only took Viagra, a new study shows. “There were lots of reasons to think that it would work," Boston University researcher Matthew Spitzer, MD, says of the common practice of combinin

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    7. Can Recreational ED Drug Use Lead to ED?

      July 20, 2012 -- Men who use erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs recreationally may be more likely to develop psychogenic ED, the type that originates in the mind, according to new research. "Recreational use of ED medications increased the chance of psychological dependence on ED medicines,'' says rese

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    8. FDA Approves New Erectile Dysfunction Drug Stendra

      April 27, 2012 -- The FDA has approved Stendra (avanafil) for men with erectile dysfunction (ED). Stendra, from Vivus Inc., is in the same drug class as the four oral ED drugs now on the U.S. market: Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn (an orally dissolving version of Levitra), and Viagra. An estimated 30 milli

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    9. Nerve Damage May Play a Role in ED

      Nov. 16, 2011 -- Nerve damage appears to play a bigger role in erectile dysfunction (ED) than doctors believed, Spanish researchers say. "Up to now the impact of damaged nerves ... on ED has been underestimated," says study researcher Consuelo Valles-Antuna, of the Hospital Universitario Central de

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    10. Taking Many Medications May Raise Risk of ED

      Nov. 15, 2011 -- The more medications a man takes, the more likely he will experience moderate or severe erectile dysfunction (ED), a new study shows. The findings held even after researchers took into account underlying health problems. The study is published online in the British Journal of Urolog

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