Dr. Samadi discusses erectile dysfunction and the stigma attached to it. He encouraged men to discuss the problem with their partners to decrease anxiety, which could improve sexual function. He said there are physical and emotional aspects to this condition, which are very damaging. However, communication can help mitigate negative effects to relationships. Treatment options include medical, physical and emotional history, such as anxiety or depression. Hormonal levels fluctuate with age or time of day, so these should be monitored. Medical issues include high cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes or obesity. Treatment includes oral medications, vacuum pumps, suppositories and penile implants. He also responds to viewer's emails.
Fox New - January 25, 2010, 6:03