A 44-year-old male asked:
i have erectile dysfunction caused by hardened arteries. is it possible to reverse this? do my meds prevent recover
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Not reversible: Ed is treatable with medication like viagra, Levitra (vardenafil) or cialis.
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Urology 45 years experience
Possibly: Control of blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol with diet, medication, and exercise might help to prevent progression of vascular disease throughout the body, including the arteries to the pelvis and penis.
Similarly, stopping smoking could help.
Besides preventing progression, there may me reversal. Medication of the pde5 inhibitor class (viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) cialis) might help improve .....
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Geriatrics 30 years experience
Yes but only if . . : You must improve your lifestyle & reverse risk factors that led to hardened arteries, as dr. Shulman noted. Furthermore, there are some medications associated with & cause ed so it's a good idea to report your concerns to your family doc & ask for a review so that adjustments can be made. Finasteride (used for both enlarged prostate & hair loss) & Dutasteride (prostate only) come to mind.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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