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Why are Prostate Patients Prone to ED?
While treatments for prostate cancer can be very effective, they can also cause erectile dysfunction. Now, genetic markers may help identify which patients are more likely to get Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
Free Health Screenings for Men
For 23 years, the third week in September has been designated “Prostate Cancer Awareness Week.” That’s when the Prostate Conditions Education Council ( PCEC ) was founded to give men access to free or low-cost prostate health screenings.
Sex After Testicular Cancer Has Challenges
Testicular cancer usually strikes young men in their 20s and 30s . It's the most common cancer in this age group and also the most curable. Researchers wanted to know how the cancer and its treatment affect sexual function.
ED May Signal Future Heart Trouble
While studies have shown that erectile dysfunction can be a sign of cardiovascular disease in older men, young or middle-aged men with ED may be headed toward heart problems as well.
Swelling of Scrotal Veins Related to ED
Like varicose veins that occur in legs, “varicocele” is also an enlarging of blood vessels. This condition, however, occurs in the testicles and may be linked to erectile dysfunction.
ED Tied to Total Kidney Removal
Kidney removal is a serious surgery that comes with some long-term risks, including chronic kidney disease. Now researchers have found it may have an impact on men's sex lives.
Psychological aspects of Impotence
Why erectile dysfunction? Why now? One index of recent preoccupation with erectile dysfunction is the increased number of television and other ads by the pharmaceutical industry.
Alcohol, Drugs Don’t Impact Sperm Quality
Couples who face fertility problems should heed the latest fertility news: A man’s drinking and smoking habits and other lifestyle factors do not appear to be linked to a man’s swimming sperm count.
Better Sleep Means Better Sex
For any men out there who have waited to get their sleep apnea diagnosed or treated, here's one reason to do so that's hard to ignore: your sex life will get better.
Sex & Prostate Cancer
Not only is prostate cancer tough, the toll it takes on sexual function doesn’t make things any easier. A little support from peers and professionals can help.