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  1. Natural Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction

    From acupuncture to arginine, from ginseng to pomegranate juice, men have tried all sorts of natural remedies for erectile dysfunction (ED) -- which doctors define as the repeated inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. But are these alternative remedies safe? Do

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Lifestyle Changes May Improve Erectile Dysfunction

    Sept. 13, 2011 -- We know that eating a healthy diet that's loaded with fruits and veggies, getting regular exercise, and maintaining a normal weight will help reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke. Now new research shows that these same lifestyle changes may be effective in improving erectil

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  6. Study: Regular Use of Painkillers Linked to ED

    March 3, 2011 -- Men who take painkillers regularly to treat pain such as the aches that come with age may be increasing their risk for another common condition of aging, erectile dysfunction (ED), a study suggests. Middle-aged men in the study who reported regularly taking nonsteroidal anti-inflamm

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  7. Men on ED Drugs Get More STDs

    July 6, 2010 -- Men prescribed drugs for erectile dysfunction are two to three times more likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), particularly HIV or chlamydia, than men who are not prescribed ED treatments, researchers report. An analysis of insurance records of 1.4 million men sho

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  8. Waning Sexual Desire May Be Early Sign of ED

    June 3, 2010 (San Francisco) -- Waning sexual desire may be an early sign of erectile dysfunction (ED), researchers report. In a study of more than 800 men, those who reported fewer sexual thoughts and desires were more likely to develop ED by nine years later than those who had more sexual fantasie

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  9. ED a Red Flag for Heart Attack, Strokes

    May 21, 2010 -- Erectile dysfunction is an early warning sign of heart disease and may provide a window of opportunity to stave off heart attacks and strokes, according to a review article in the June issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Men with erectile dysfunction typically de

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  10. Statins May Lower Testosterone, Libido

    April 16, 2010 -- Statin therapy prescribed to lower cholesterol also appears to lower testosterone, according to a new study that evaluated nearly 3,500 men who had erectile dysfunction or ED. ''Current statin therapy is associated with a twofold increased prevalence of hypogonadism," a condition i

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