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Your long lasting erection could be a serious issue. While exciting, erections lasting more than a few hours could be a condition called priapism. Watch this video to learn more about this medical condition.
Transcript: Erections can be a lot of funBut what if a hard-on just wont go away? Medically, any erection that lasts...
Erections can be a lot of funBut what if a hard-on just wont go away? Medically, any erection that lasts longer than four hours is classified as the serious condition: priapism. Priapism is often painful and is generally not sexually induced. As in a normal erection, however, priapism begins when the penis fills with blood and becomes erect. Unlike a typical erection that ceases after sexual activity is complete, an erection of this type doesnt abate, even after orgasm. The causes of priapism are often serious diseases, such as leukemia or sickle cell anemia. Medicationslike some anti-depressants and anti-psychoticscan also be partly to blame. Rarely, drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction can lead to priapism. Priapism is severe and can lead to long-term damage like the inability to get a normal erection. Since no one wants that, seek immediate medical attention for an erection that lasts more than four hours!More »
Last Modified: 2013-01-02 | Tags »
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You're having trouble with arousal in the bedroom and you don't know what's causing it…it could be erectile dysfunction. Understanding erectile dysfunction is an important step in getting the right treatment. Watch this video to learn more.
Transcript: If you're having trouble in the bedroom, you're not alone: At least 20 million American men experience...
If you're having trouble in the bedroom, you're not alone: At least 20 million American men experience erectile dysfunction. So what is erectile dysfunction anyway? Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the inability to achieve and/or sustain an erection that is suitable for sexual intercourse. To fully understand ED, it helps to look at the basic process that occurs when a man gets an erection. An erection may sound simple, but it's actually quite complex and requires several different processes working in harmony. The penile nerves must be functioning properly, blood circulation to the penis must be adequate and there must be a sexual stimulus to the brain. When a man becomes physically or mentally stimulated, his brain responds by sending chemical messages to the nerves in his penis. These messengers tell the blood vessels in the penis to relax so that blood can flow freely into the area. Once blood is within the penis, pressure traps it in the shaft, creating an erection that is sustained until ejaculation occurs or the exciting stimulus is diminished. Because an erection is such a complicated process, the causes of erectile dysfunction vary greatly, from lack of stimulus to psychological stress to a problem with the nerves in the penis. Up to 20 percent of all cases of ED can be traced to psychological factors. Many men who are under serious stress or are suffering from depression may be unable to maintain or even obtain an erection. Anxiety about performing poorly or guilt about sexual acts, are also common reasons for psychological ED. Another cause of the problem can be prescription or over-the-counter medications. In fact, over 200 FDA-approved drugs list ED as a side effect. Drugs that may cause problems in the bedroom include some antidepressants, like Prozac and Zoloft, diuretics like Lasix, antihistamines such as Benadryl and muscle relaxants like Norflex. Medications that men take for chemotherapy, prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease can also result in ED. Physical erectile dysfunction often stems from diseases like diabetes, kidney disease and vascular disease. Men with these conditions can have poor blood flow to the penis, resulting in decreased erections. Sometimes, an injury to the penis or pelvis area, or an invasive surgery, can cause ED, although these effects are often temporary. Finally, abuse of recreational drugs like alcohol, illegal opiates and tobacco, can also damage blood vessels and restrict blood flow to the penis. No matter the cause, for men who have difficulty sustaining an erection, a once enjoyable act can be anything but! While erectile dysfunction can be incredibly frustrating, there are treatments that can help, so talk to your doctor about ED.More »
Last Modified: 2013-06-04 | Tags »
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A man can develop eczema on his penis. Get details on how to treat this type of penis rash.
Transcript: Most men list the penis as their favorite body part! So, if your buddy isnt looking up to paryoull notice!...
Most men list the penis as their favorite body part! So, if your buddy isnt looking up to paryoull notice! One of the more common skin problems to affect the penis is a condition known as eczema. While generally harmless, it can look pretty disturbing. Eczema shows up as a red rash, often with powdery white scales in the folds of the skin. Luckily, treatment is often fairly simple: Slap on an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream. If that doesnt do the trick, you may want to visit your doctor for a prescription strength remedy. Another fairly common down there condition manifests as yellow, greasy scales and whitish flakes. Although the medical term for this condition is seborrheic dermatitis, you probably know it by another namedandruff, and yesyou can get it on your penis! Treat it the same way you would treat dandruff on your head, with a shampoo containing selenium sulfide. More severe cases may require a prescription lotion, so get yourself to a doctor if your special buddy looks unwell.More »
Last Modified: 2013-01-02 | Tags »
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