Erectile Dysfunction News
- Mediterranean Diet Tied to Less Severe Erectile Dysfunction
September 8, 2021 — A Mediterranean dietary pattern may improve fitness and erectile performance by enhancing blood vessel function and limiting the drop in testosterone that occurs in midlife, a study suggests.
- Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Sales Boomed During Pandemic
June 25, 2021 — New research shows a jump in sales of erectile dysfunction drugs over the past year suggesting some people were having more spontaneous sex than ever.
- Recall: Erectile Dysfunction, Depression Drugs Mixed Up
December 10, 2020 — The recall involves the active ingredient in Viagra and an anti-depressant. They have been recalled because the drugs were "inadvertently packaged together" when they were bottled by a third-party vendor.
- Could Impotence Be in Your Genes?
October 8, 2018 — Gene changes in a specific spot in the human genome are significantly associated with an increased risk of impotence, researchers have found.
- Impotent? Maybe You Should See a Heart Doctor
June 11, 2018 — Experts have long observed that impotence is associated with poor cardiovascular health, but it was thought that obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes were some of the reasons why. This study found that impotence on its own is a significant risk factor.
- Heart Meds Not to Blame for Impotence, Study Says
February 7, 2018 — The nearly six-year study found no link between the drugs and the development of erectile dysfunction.
- Good News, Guys: Viagra Prices to Tumble Today
December 11, 2017 — One of the new generics is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals, and the other by Greenstone, a subsidiary of Pfizer, the company that manufactures Viagra.
- Pfizer to Offer Generic Version of Viagra
December 7, 2017 — More generics will become available next summer, which could drive prices down by as much as 90 percent.
- Impotence Meds Might Give Men's Hearts a Boost
March 9, 2017 — But evidence isn't strong enough to routinely recommend Viagra or Cialis after heart attack, experts say
- Men, Avoid Impotence Drugs Before Surgery
March 21, 2016 — Let an anesthesia professional know if you take these medications, expert cautions
- Can Berries Help Prevent Erectile Dysfunction?
January 13, 2016 — Eating berries and citrus fruit is linked with a lower risk of men having problems with getting and keeping an erection, according to a new study.
- Male Sex Enhancement Supplements May Be Risky
January 13, 2016 — Many contain potentially risky ingredient found in drugs like Viagra, researchers add
- Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Tied to Impotence
November 13, 2015 — Men with low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' more likely to be impotent, study suggests
- Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study
August 26, 2015 — Combining Cialis, blood pressure med helped patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension
- Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
July 20, 2015 — Middle-aged men with erectile dysfunction may be at even greater risk, study suggests
- For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs
April 23, 2014 — And there's a bonus: heart-healthy changes will boost overall well-being, too, experts say
- Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer
April 1, 2014 — Study sees little value in taking the drug during radiation treatment
- Treatment for Painful Curved Penis Shows Promise
May 8, 2013 — Xiaflex up for FDA approval later this year, but some experts think injections required would be a hard sell
- Most Men With ED Don't Seem to Get Treatment
May 6, 2013 — In study of 6 million ED patients, 75 percent either didn't receive or fill prescriptions
- Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Heart Disease
January 29, 2013 — Large study found even mild impotence was tied to greater odds of future hospitalization, death
- Adding Testosterone to Viagra May Not Help ED
November 19, 2012 — 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.
- 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.
- FDA Approves New Erectile Dysfunction Drug Stendra
April 27, 2012 — The FDA has approved Stendra (avanafil) for men with erectile dysfunction (ED).
- Nerve Damage May Play a Role in ED
November 16, 2011 — Nerve damage appears to play a bigger role in erectile dysfunction (ED) than doctors believed, Spanish researchers say.
- Taking Many Medications May Raise Risk of ED
November 15, 2011 — The more medications a man takes, the more likely he will experience moderate or severe erectile dysfunction (ED), a new study shows.
- Lifestyle Changes May Improve Erectile Dysfunction
September 13, 2011 — Lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and maintaining a normal weight may help improve sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction, a study shows.
- 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.
- Men on ED Drugs Get More STDs
July 6, 2010 — Men prescribed drugs for erectile dysfunction are two to three times more likely to develop sexually transmitted diseases, particularly HIV or chlamydia, than men who are not prescribed ED treatments, researchers report.
- Waning Sexual Desire May Be Early Sign of ED
June 3, 2010 — Waning sexual desire may be an early sign of erectile dysfunction (ED), researchers report.
- 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.
- 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.
- ED, Heart Disease May Be Deadly Duo
March 15, 2010 — Erectile dysfunction is a major warning sign for cardiovascular disease and early death.
- New Erection Drug Faster, Safer?
November 23, 2009 — A still experimental erectile dysfunction drug -- avanafil -- promises erections in just 30 minutes or less, according to a study by the drug's manufacturer.
- Study: High BPA Linked to Sex Problems in Men
November 11, 2009 — Workers exposed to very high levels of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) were four to seven times as likely to report sexual function problems as workers with no occupational exposure to the chemical in a new study.
- Progress in Rebuilding Penile Erectile Tissue
November 9, 2009 — Wake Forest University researchers say they've found a way to replace penile erectile tissue and function in animals.
- New Cure for 4-Hour Erections?
November 4, 2009 — Men suffering penis pain and damage from priapism -- erections lasting over 4 hours -- may benefit from a drug used in kids with a severe immune disorder, mouse studies suggest.
- Spider Venom for Erectile Dysfunction?
September 24, 2009 — A toxin from the Brazilian wandering spider's venom may inspire new drugs to treat erectile dysfunction, researchers tell an American Heart Association conference.
- Stamina-Rx Supplements Recalled
June 17, 2009 — Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Norcross, Ga., is recalling all lots of its dietary supplement Stamina-Rx because it contains an unapproved drug, benzamidenafil, which may pose health risks.
- Study: No Vision Loss From ED Drugs
April 13, 2009 — Using erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs like Viagra and Cialis for six months shouldn't lead to vision loss, according to a new study.
- Hydrogen Sulfide: Potential Help for ED
March 2, 2009 — Hydrogen sulfide could someday become the target of new drugs for erectile dysfunction, a study shows.
- Obesity Linked to Erectile Dysfunction
October 31, 2008 — A new study shows that obesity has a significant impact on male sexual health.
- Horny Goat Weed Shows Promise for ED
September 26, 2008 — Erectile dysfunction is nothing to laugh about. But what if ED could be helped by an extract from a plant called horny goat weed?
- Sleep Apnea May Spur Erectile Dysfunction
September 12, 2008 — Sleep apnea may make erectile dysfunction more likely, and the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis may ease but not erase that problem, new research shows.
- Cialis, Viagra Labels to Note Amnesia
August 22, 2008 — The erectile dysfunction drugs Cialis and Viagra are joining a third ED drug, Levitra, in noting rare reports of transient global amnesia.
- Erections: Use 'Em or Lose 'Em
July 3, 2008 — The more times per week an aging man has sex, the lower his risk of erectile dysfunction, Finnish researchers find.
- Watermelon: A Natural Viagra?
July 1, 2008 — Watermelon may be a natural Viagra, says a researcher. That's because the popular summer fruit is richer than experts believed in an amino acid called citrulline.
- Levitra to Add Amnesia to Label
May 30, 2008 — The erectile dysfunction drug Levitra is getting a label change noting rare reports of transient global amnesia in men taking the drug.
- FDA Orders ED Supplement Recall
May 27, 2008 — The FDA has ordered a recall of certain lots of Xiadafil VIP Tabs, an illegally marketed "all-natural" dietary supplement touted for sexual enhancement and erectile dysfunction (ED), because of a risky ingredient.
- Gene Therapy for ED Appears Safe
May 20, 2008 — A gene therapy to treat erectile dysfunction looks safe in early tests in men and lasts about six months, researchers say.