Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction or ED is the most common sex problem affect men sexual heath. It affects approximately 30 million men worldwide. ED is defined as trouble getting or keeping the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. It can be caused mainly due to chronic illnesses, poor blood flow to the penis (or blood flow in the penis is limited with harmed nerves), medications, drinking too much alcohol, stress or emotional reasons or being too tired. Although, it’s not rare for a man to have some types of erections problems from time to time. It can cause stress, contribute to relationship problems and affect your self-confidence.

ED that is occurring routinely with sex or progressive is not normal and it should be treated. It can also be a risk factor for heart disease and a sign of an underlying health condition that require treatments. Men who have a problem with their sexual health may be reluctant to discuss with their doctor, seeing it can be an embarrassing issue. Consult your doctor without wasting your time, even if you’re embarrassed. Sometimes, treating ED on time is enough to reverse its bad effects. In other cases, your doctor may prescribe medications or other direct treatments.

Symptoms

Erectile dysfunction symptoms might include, trouble getting and keeping an erection that is firm enough for sex and relatively reduced sexual desire. Your doctor or an Urologist can help, if ED becomes a routine and bothersome problem for you. It also can be a primary warning sign of cardiovascular disease indicating the presence of blockages in a man’s vascular system. Some studies have shown that men suffering from ED are at significant risk of getting a stroke, heart attack or circulatory problems in the legs. It also can cause low self-esteem and depression.

Causes

Male sexual stimulation is a complex process that involves the brain, emotions, hormones, nerves, blood vessels and muscles. Problem with any of these can results an erectile dysfunction. Moreover, mental health concerns and stress can also cause or worsen erectile dysfunction. Sometimes a combination of physical and psychological issues can results in erectile dysfunction. For example, a minor physical condition that slows your sexual behaviour might cause anxiety about maintaining an erection. The resulting anxiety can sometimes lead to or worsen erectile dysfunction.

High blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease, treatments for prostate disease, injuries in the pelvic area or spinal cord, hormonal disorders including thyroid conditions and testosterone deficiency and surgical complications can also be the other caused of ED.

Prevention

The best way to avoid erectile dysfunction is to manage any existing health conditions and adopt healthy lifestyle choices. For its prevention:

  • Manage your any existing diseases like heart disease, diabetes or other chronic health conditions.
  • Limit or avoid your alcohol consumption, stop smoking and never use illegal drugs.
  • Visit your health specialist for regular checkups and medical screening tests.
  • Work toward reducing stress.
  • Include exercise in your daily routine.
  • See your health specialist for depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns.

Advantages of the EmbryoScope – Overview

Treatment of Ovulation Disorders – Stimulation and Cycle Monitoring

Timely release of an egg known as ovulation is an important part of successful fertility in women. Unsuccessful release of an egg by women is one of the major common causes of infertility. Although, there are many cause for ovulation disorders. The efficient development and release of an egg by ovary in a timely systematic way to become pregnant, ovulation induction therapy frequently requires different medications. Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour at SCI Healthcare and SCI IVF Hospital and Multispecialty Center is experts at ovulation induction therapy. With appropriate medications that matched to your specific cause of ovulation disorder, there is pretty high chance that ovulation induction therapy will play a major role in your life to become success in having a child and building your family.

The monitoring and stimulation of the ovulation cycle is an important part of ovulation induction therapy. This is basically done by regular monitoring with ultrasound blood tests. To monitor the effect of the applied medications and to help the doctor to predict when ovulation is most likely to happen, the size of the ovarian follicles and blood hormone levels are utilized. Ovulation induction therapy is generally achieved with an oral medication such as Femara, Clomid or with injectable gonadotropins. In order to ensure that the uterus will be properly prepared for implantation of a fertilized egg, the doctor may recommend progesterone supplemental medications in the second half of ovulation induction cycle.

Tracking of Ovulation induction

Tracking of Ovulation by ultrasound: Ultrasound testing is relatively effective and safe way of tracking ovulation induction. For the accurate measurement and count of follicles and the quantity of eggs which developing in the ovaries, a vaginal ultrasound is performed at specific stages of an ovulation induction cycle. To ensure the highest rate of success, this provide exact time frame for natural intercourse, egg retrieval used for the IVF procedure and for artificial insemination. The ultrasound process is very secure and results in nearly no discomfort and heath related issues. During ultrasound testing, doctor inserts a small transducer into the vagina. To confirm that the ovulation induction successfully occurred, both endocrine test and ultrasound perform a major role.

Measurement of Hormone Blood Levels: Luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) are produced by the brain that directs the ovaries to function normally. Progesterone (P4) and estradiol (E2) are the hormones produced by the ovary that suggest the function of the ovary. Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is a special type of hormone that can evaluate the long term egg quantity. The test of these hormones assists the doctor in Ovulation Induction therapy. They help your doctor to decide how much and which type of fertility medication may results in best ovary response and outcome.

Please make an appointment with Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour (gynecologist and fertility expert physicians) to learn more about your fertility problems and ovulation induction therapy and start building your happy and complete family using the best fertility treatment options available at SCI Healthcare and SCI IVF Hospital and Multispecialty Center.