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For Men, Vaping May Be a Downer in the Bedroom

Vaping can be tough on the lungs, but new research warns of another possible danger to men: It may more than double the risk for erectile dysfunction.

After tracking erectile dysfunction (ED) risk among nearly 25,000 men aged 20 and older, investigators found that even vapers with no history of heart disease or other health issues typically associated with impotence saw their risk shoot u...

Change in the Kitchen Could Help Men in the Bedroom

The Mediterranean diet can bring many benefits for the human body, including a healthier heart and a sharper brain.

But there's another benefit that might be of particular interest to men.

Following a Mediterranean diet can lower a man's future risk of erectile dysfunction, according to research presented online on Friday at the European Society of Cardiology's annual meeting.

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Sales of ED Drugs Boomed During Pandemic

Think the sex lives of Americans took a hit during the pandemic? Think again.

New research finds there's been a jump in sales of erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs, especially Cialis (tadalafil), in the United States over the past year.

"We saw a huge spike in sales of daily use erectile dysfunction drugs, which suggests that some people were having more spontaneous sex than ever -- ...

New Coronavirus Lingers in Penis and Could Cause Impotence

Men now have one more compelling reason to get a COVID-19 vaccine - doctors suspect the new coronavirus could make it hard to perform in the bedroom.

How? Coronavirus infection is already known to damage blood vessels, and vessels that supply blood to the penis appear to be no exception.

Researchers armed with an electron microscope found coronavirus particles in penile tissue ...

Could Viagra Help Men With Heart Disease Live Longer?

Those little blue pills were designed to help men experiencing impotence. But Viagra and drugs like it might also lower the risk of dying or experiencing a new heart attack in men with heart disease, according to new Swedish research.

"Potency problems are common in older men and now our study also shows that PDE5 inhibitors may protect against heart attack and prolong life," said study ...

Could Viagra, Cialis Help Boost Colon Cancer Survival?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra may do more than restore sexual function -- they may also prolong the lives of men with colon cancer.

That's the conclusion of a new Swedish study, which reported that the risk of premature death dropped by as much as 18% among colon cancer patients who used ED drugs.

The medications were also linked to...

Viagra Doesn't Solve All Sexual Problems, Men Discover

Viagra, the wonder drug for men suffering from impotence, is not a cure for all sexual health ills, a new study shows.

Since it hit the scene, men aren't complaining about erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation as much as low sexual desire and curvature of the penis, a new Italian study finds.

"Over a 10-year period we have seen a real change in what concerns men whe...

Could Viagra, Cialis Work Largely by Placebo Effect?

Until the discovery of Viagra, men with erectile dysfunction were largely left with the impression that their sexual problems were all in their head.

That might still be somewhat true, even in this age of little blue pills, a new paper argues.

A good number of men receiving a placebo in clinical trials for erectile dysfunction drugs experienced an improvement in their functi...

Testosterone Supplements Won't Help Most Men, Doctors' Group Says

Testosterone therapy is no fountain of youth for older men, though it might help some who are impotent.

That's according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians -- the first from the group to address the issue of treating age-related "low T."

It's known that men's testosterone levels decline with age. And for years industry has p...

AHA News: Erectile Dysfunction May Up the Odds for Irregular Heartbeat

Men with erectile dysfunction are more likely to be diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, according to a new study.

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is an irregular or quivering heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke and heart failure. The condition affects up to 6.1 million people in the United States.

Past research has shown a link between cardiovascular disease an...

Concussions May Leave Former NFL Players With Another Issue: Impotence

Low testosterone is not something most people typically associate with NFL players.

But repeated concussions from professional football appear to be damaging the sex life of players, causing erectile dysfunction and lowering their levels of the male hormone, a new study claims.

"The guys at the highest level of concussion were almost twice as likely to report erectile dysfu...

FDA Approves Second Drug to Help Women With Low Libido

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval to Vyleesi, the second medication so far approved to help women with low sexual desire.

In a news release, the FDA said that Vyleesi (bremelanotide) is a drug that would be administered by injection prior to having sex.

It's been specifically approved for premenopausal women with a condition known as acquired,...

Help for Impotence Starts With Frank Talk With Doctor

Erectile dysfunction is often treatable, but many men hesitate to discuss it with their doctor.

What's more, doctors don't often bring it up with their patients, according to Dr. Susan MacDonald, a urological surgeon at Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center.

"I think it's because of the stigma attached to it," she said.

When she asks men about whether they can m...

When Your Partner Has Erectile Dysfunction

Men often have a hard time acknowledging erectile dysfunction, or ED. But it can leave their partner feeling confused or even blaming themselves for something not within their control.

First, know that while the odds of ED rise after age 50, many men experience normal physical changes that are not ED. Erections may not be as firm as they once were, and it may take more foreplay to get...

Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Raise Depression Risk

Hormonal treatment can help control prostate cancer but may increase a man's risk of depression, a new study by Danish researchers suggests.

Male hormones, such as testosterone, are known to fuel the growth of prostate tumors. So doctors use drugs to reduce hormone production. But that can bring on tough side effects, such as incontinence or impotence.

The new study found ...