Adobe Flash Player is required to view this feature. If you are using an operating system that does not support Flash, we are working to bring you alternative formats. The majority of men with osteoporosis have at least one (sometimes more than one) secondary cause. In cases of secondary osteoporosis, the loss of bone mass is caused by certain lifestyle behaviors, diseases, or medications. The most common causes of secondary osteoporosis in men include exposure to glucocorticoid medications, hypogonadism (low levels of testosterone), alcohol abuse, smoking, gastrointestinal disease, hypercalciuria, and immobilization.
Blood pressure medications that are thought not to cause erectile dysfunction (ED) include angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (such as Capoten and Vasotec), calcium channel blockers (Cardizem and Procardia), angiotensin II receptor blockers (Diovan and Micardis) and alpha blockers (Flomax and Minipress).
If you reach for a swig of Nyquil to put the kibosh on your cold symptoms or pop an ibuprofen before a workout, listen up. Most likely, half of the meds in your bathroom cabinet will make you sleepy and impair your workout. Imagine the worst: you drop a dumbbell on your foot, you injure yourself because you’re not noticing your body’s true limits…you get the picture. The point is, some over-the-counter meds may change the way your body responds to exercise—and not always in a good way. Here’s the scoop on the most common OTC meds and expert tips for avoiding potential problems when you hit the gym.
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Additionally, the physiologic processes involving erections begin at the genetic level. Certain genes become activated at critical times to produce proteins vital to sustaining this pathway. Some researchers have focused on identifying particular genes that place men at risk for ED. At present, these studies are limited to animal models, and little success has been reported to date. 4 Nevertheless, this research has given rise to many new treatment targets and a better understanding of the entire process.
For men that typically try ED medication but do not receive the affect they were hoping for and or they experience extreme or negative side effects, it is common to attempt vacuum pumps. For men who find the pumps cumbersome will typically investigate penile injections. In most cases these injections are painful and the next step leads to an external penile support device. In extreme cases the final step and comes with the most risk is invasive surgery.
This simple and highly effective method produces an erection within five to 20 minutes after a man injects medication into the base of the penis, causing the smooth muscle tissue of the penis to relax and allowing blood to flow into the corpora cavernosa.
For those who pay out-of-pocket (your insurance may not cover it unless you have pulmonary arterial hypertension), the generic version is way less expensive than Fildena—we found it for less than $1 per pill compared to almost $50 per pill for the branded version. So, if your doctor says it’s OK, you could save a lot.