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The corporate sponsored creation of disease - Press Release from PLoS Medicine

... that Pfizer marketed Viagra not just for treating erectile dysfunction due to medical problems like diabetes, but as a drug that "normal" men could use to enhance their potency. Mild problems, such as everyday irritability in children, are portrayed as serious illnesses needing powerful drugs. David Hea...

Male smokers 40 percent more likely to be impotent than non-smokers

...Almost one in 10 of the men said that they had had erectile problems lasting a month or more during the preced...d to a significant association between smoking and erectile problems, which became stronger with increasing numbers of cigarettes smoked. When compared with non...

Androgen deprivation therapy does not keep localized prostate cancer from spreading, new study says

... body. Side effects can be significant and include erectile dysfunction, hot flashes, fatigue, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, anemia, forgetfulness and insomnia. Little is known about the effectiveness of hormonal therapy in men whose cancer remains localized within the prostate, so Beer and his colleagues ...

Use of statins shows improvement in erectile performance of some men

...results of a small study show promise in improving erectile dysfunction (ED) in men who had shown minimal reac...s already known that there is a connection between erectile dysfunction and coronary disease. The risk factors are the same for both, and thus, ED can be a mark...

Men in their 50s have more satisfying sex lives than men in their 30s

... cent for anxiety/depression and five per cent for erectile dysfunction. Respondents were representative of the Norwegian male population in terms of marital status and education level. "The survey was carried out using a questionnaire first developed and tested in American in 1995" says co-author Profess...

Erectile dysfunction may warn of heart disease

...ough recent studies suggest an association between erectile dysfunction and atherosclerotic vascular disease, ..., the men filled out a questionnaire that assessed erectile function. Almost 55 percent of the men (121 out of 221) suffered from erectile dysfunction. Those m...

Viagra, unlikely tool for vision research, slows the visual response to flickering light

..., not least of which is that it helps to alleviate erectile dysfunction by prolonging the relaxation of smooth muscle in the corpora cavernosa of the penis, thereby helping to maintain the blood flow required for an erection. A less desirable side effect is that it inhibits the enzyme phosphodiesterase, PDE6,...

Impotency drugs may be associated with increased risk of optic nerve damage

... if they had been prescribed Viagra and Cialis for erectile difficulties. The two groups were similar in terms of age, race, and lifestyle, and men with optic nerve damage were no more likely to have taken the impotency drugs than men in the comparison group. But men who had had a heart attack were 10 times m...

89 percent of men with penile implants are able to have sex says new study

...ts with medical conditions that cause irreversible erectile dysfunction. "This large-scale study provides val...e than once. "Recent advances in treating erectile dysfunction mean that many men prefer less invasive alternatives to penile implants" says Andrea Min...

Men with erectile dysfunction have increased risk for cardiovascular events

Men with erectile dysfunction have a higher risk of subsequent cardi...0 million men in the United States are affected by erectile dysfunction (ED), with an estimated 100 million men affected worldwide, according to background info...

Viagra improves urinary tract symptoms in men with erectile dysfunction

Viagra (sildenafil citrate), known for improving erectile dysfunction (ED), also effectively treats the pros.... Study participants were assessed for changes in erectile function, self-esteem, LUTS associated with BPH, quality of life and maximum urinary flow rate. Resu...

Couples share sexual problems and solutions

...lly valid outcomes and concluded that an effective erectile dysfunction treatment in men also significantly im...stently to treatment-related improvements in men's erectile function. Furthermore, erectile dysfunction management should acknowledge that both members of the ...

Viagra blunts effects of stress on the human heart

Sildenafil citrate (Viagra), a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in millions of men, reduces the stimulatory effects of hormonal stress on the heart by half, according to results of a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins. While sildenafil is more widely known for helping genital blood vesse...

Mount Sinai Researchers present findings on treatments for prostate and breast cancer

...al function were able to experience a high rate of erectile function as quantified by the IIEF-5 and physician... (Lead author: N.N. Stone) Insight into patient's erectile function post-brachytherapy can b well-assessed using the Mount Sinai Erectile Function Scale, along...

Erectile dysfunction may signal early atherosclerosis

...the American College of Cardiology. "We think that erectile dysfunction represents the 'tip of the iceberg' of...Modena, Italy. The researchers studied 70 men with erectile dysfunction and 73 control subjects who were of similar age and race (all Caucasian), and had simila...

Penn surgeons use completely robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer

...e long-term effects of a radical prostatectomy are erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence," says Dr. Lee. "My specially-trained team and I have discovered that by using the robotic technique there is greater nerve sparing, which provides patients with the best chance for maintaining potency and contine...

Prescription drugs can interact with a variety of foods

... Histamine H1 antagonists, immunosuppressives, and erectile dysfunction drugs. Dental patients in particular should be aware of interactions with the sedatives triazolam, midazolam and diazepam which could cause excessive sedation. As little as 6.0 oz of grapefruit juice may lower the amount of a drug needed ...

Tip sheet for Annals of Internal Medicine, Sept. 20, 2005 issue

...xpensive at the Canadian pharmacies were drugs for erectile dysfunction (impotence). Researchers estimate that Americans could save approximately 24 percent per dose if they purchase their prescription drugs from Canada. 2. Study Finds Second-Generation Antidepressants Similar Researchers comparing publi...

Vascular disease most common cause of male erectile dysfunction

...ospective study, that certain of his patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) and heart problems can now safely use erection drugs that help up to 80% of men restore function and quality of life. Dr. Graham Jackson, who established a unique clinic inEngland dedicated to providing sexual advice to men with card...

Canadian study demonstrates new approach to achieving diabetes control

...ision loss, renal disease, damage to the limbs and erectile dysfunction in men. Aggressive treatment is critical, especially for patients with an A1C level of nine per cent or less. Health Canada recognizes that the growth of diabetes is at epidemic levels and estimates that at least 30 per cent of adults wi...

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