Motorcyclists beware! A study out of Japan identified motorcycling as an independent risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED). Although interesting in concept, it was only through fancy statistical manipulations that the researchers were able to propose that motorcycling could be a risk factor for ED as opposed to showing an actual difference in ED between … More B-b-b-b-bad For The Bone
Confidence in the economy has improved as illustrated by a recent report by the US Department of Commerce and the National Restaurant Association: Americans are spending more at restaurants and fast food than on groceries for homemade meals. And if the average restaurant meal costs three times as much as a homemade meal, we must … More So This A Good Thing, Right?
I am a General Urologist in Arizona but I see mostly Men’s Health issues in my practice. I tell you this because when I enter an exam room with a new patient, I am not always sure whether it is for one of the many Urologic conditions (kidney stones, bladder cancer, incontinence, e.g.) I treat … More You Don’t Need To Suffer!
I always thought the best way to die would be having sex (oh stop; I know you thought about it, too.). Well, the truth may actually be stranger than fiction in this case. An article recently published reviewed the results of two studies, totaling 40,000 men in the US and in Sweden that showed a … More But What a Way to Go!
A recently published survey of women found that nearly half believed that erectile dysfunction was their fault and nearly 20% felt that their partner no longer found them attractive. Over a third of the women surveyed stated that erectile dysfunction had a negative effect on their relationship, but almost half of the women didn’t discuss … More It’s Not You, It’s Me
A picture is worth a thousand words and in this final installment of my series of essays on erectile dysfunction, I will include visual representations of all of the treatment options we can offer based on the underlying problem, including a video of a penile implant. SOME OF THESE IMAGES ARE GRAPHIC!!! Vacuum Erection Devices … More Erectile Dysfunction: The Solution, part III. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES
So now we have performed our straightforward and easy evaluation and we have identified The Problem. Now we get to discuss The Solution. Low testosterone or an abnormal ratio of testosterone to estrogen can be easily reversed. Testosterone can be increased with oral medication, topical creams and gels, inceptions, or pellets. Nerve issues may impair … More Erectile Dysfunction, The Solution, part deux
To come up with a solution, one must identify the problem. In our past few essays, I have discussed some of the causes of erectile dysfunction. Now I will discuss the solutions and I sincerely hope my readers will see how simple this is and will conclude that you don’t have to suffer with ED: … More Erectile Dysfunction: The Solution, part one
So, in the past three essays we have discussed three of the processes that must be working to get an erection: normal psychological function, intact nerves, and normal testosterone. All of these are important, but ultimately our penis must fill up with blood to get hard and the blood needs to stay in the penis until … More If The Blood Ain’t Flowin’, The Penis Ain’t Growing
It’s Throwback Thursday and because we are in the middle of discussing the causes of ED, I figured I would post this one from the archives. This was an interview on ABC 15 in Phoenix. Please enjoy!