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Can having sex help older men ward off erection problems?

A: Maybe. Erections help keep tissues in the penis healthy. Our expert: Associate Professor Doug Lording ISTOCKPHOTO | MONKEYBUSINESSIMAGES Have your say Erection problems are common as men get older. And they're something no man welcomes. "When you get erectile dysfunction,...

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006 Topical Abdominal Application of Curcumin-containing Nanoparticles Protects Erectile Function and Correlates with Corporal Expression of Inflammatory Markers (HO-1 and Nf- kB) in a Rat Model of Type-2-diabetes

Although PDE5 inhibitors are the first line of therapy for men with erectile dysfunction (ED), patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are often refractory to this treatment. Chronic inflammation resulting from T2D contributes to the development of ED and curcumin, a natural anti-inflammatory compound, has recently been shown to have an effect on erectile function; however it is a molecule that exhibits poor oral bioavailability. To overcome this obstacle we designed a transdermal drug delivery system using nanoparticles to release curcumin (curc-NP) into the systemic blood circulation.

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005 Improvement in Sexual Function Associated with Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE): An Emerging Treatment Option for Men with Symptomatic BPH

There is a critical need for a minimally invasive treatment for symptomatic BPH, that does not adversely impact sexual function. Prostate artery embolization (PAE) is a new, FDA-approved treatment that significantly reduces symptom burden in patients with BPH, particularly in patients with larger prostate glands. We evaluated the impact of PAE on erectile and ejaculatory function in patients undergoing PAE at our center.

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004 Convective Radiofrequency Thermal Therapy (Rezum®) Effectively Treats Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Regardless of Obesity while Preserving Erectile and Ejaculatory Function

Obesity is a component of metabolic syndrome, which influences erectile dysfunction, lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), and response to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) treatment. We assessed the effect of obesity on voiding and sexual function parameters in men treated with convective radiofrequency thermal therapy, Rezum (REZ), for LUTS/BPH and compared results between obese (BMI > 30) and non-obese subjects.

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