Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common side effect of many prostate cancer treatments. Coping with ED can be frustrating, but it can be treated and managed, allowing a man and his partner to have a satisfying sexual relationship.

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Erectile dysfunction drugs may protect against penis shrinkage after prostate surgery

Some men have a slightly shorter penis after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous prostate gland. A new study shows that taking an erectile dysfunction drug like Viagra or Cialis after surgery can prevent that from happening.

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Achieving orgasm after radical prostatectomy

Radical prostatectomy changes the experience of orgasm. But it doesn’t need to be any less pleasurable or satisfying, says Dr. Ravi Kacker, a urologist and fellow in male sexual medicine at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Exercise and erectile dysfunction (ED)

Emerging scientific evidence suggests that engaging in a few hours of exercise a week — including strength training, stretching, and balance exercises — may reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction (ED).

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Can nerve grafts restore erectile function?

Studies have shown that some men who have their neurovascular bundles removed during a radical prostatectomy may regain erectile function with nerve grafts. But a patient’s best bet for preserving erectile function is to find an experienced surgeon.

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Sex and the Prostate: Overcoming erectile dysfunction when you have prostate disease

Erectile dysfunction can have many causes, including some forms of prostate disease and prostate cancer surgery. The problem can often be effectively addressed. Some men find relief by taking medications. If these aren’t effective for you, a number of other options, including injections and vacuum devices, are available.

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New options for treating erectile dysfunction

Penile rehabilitation, which typically consists of oral or injected medications, alone or with other interventions, may help restore erectile function after treatment for prostate cancer. However, this therapy remains controversial.

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Erectile dysfunction and heart disease: What’s the connection?

Even if your doctor has given you a clean bill of health, beware: problems getting or keeping an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse may signal trouble, especially cardiovascular disease, down the road.

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Treating erectile dysfunction with penile implants

Penile implants, an option patients with erectile dysfunction probably hear little about, might offer a lasting and satisfying “cure.” Abraham Morgentaler, M.D., director of Men’s Health Boston, explains how.

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