Mental Impotence Treatment

Mental Impotence Healer Program

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Overcoming Feelings of Impotence The Competent Patient

The decision to initiate new treatments after relapse has to be taken by the patient. In order to face a new series of treatments, it is necessary that the patient expresses his or her readiness to enter a new treatment phase. An important element in overcoming the first feelings of impotence after relapse is to perceive that there is a choice. Indeed, a patient may or may not accept a new treatment line. Choice is a powerful tool to overcome feelings of impotence this is one of the reasons why this choice has to be left to the patient and why clinicians should not present the situation as if there is only one option. Not only from a psychological point of view, but also from a legal and ethical point of view, the patient has the right to refuse further treatments. In order to present this choice to the patient in an adequate way, the clinician first has to accept that there is such a choice and that there are patients who may refuse a treatment, even if this seems, from a medical...

Korean ginseng Panax ginseng Araliaceae

Korean ginseng is a small herbaceous plant growing wild in mountainous areas from Nepal to Manchuria, and from eastern Siberia to Korea. The earliest mention of it comes from a book of the Chien Han Era (33-48 bc), but by the 3rd century ad China's demand for ginseng created international trade of the root which allowed Korea to obtain Chinese silk and medicine in exchange for wild ginseng. Long before Vasco da Gama opened up a sea route to Cathay (China) in 1497, the Three Kingdoms (the Koreas and part of Manchuria) had a thriving trade selling ginseng to China. Soon after, word began to filter through to Europe about the northern woodland plant that had miraculous healing and restorative powers. The first reference to ginseng in Europe dates from 1643 and is a traveller's report published in Rome. In 1653, Hendrick Hamel of Holland and his fellow seamen were sailing from Formosa to Japan during a lengthy storm they were blown off course and ran aground on Cheju Island, Korea. They...

Siberian ginseng Eleutherococcus senticosus Araliaceae

Siberian ginseng is a thorny bush common in western Siberia, from the Amur to Sakhalin Island, and is commonly used in the popular medicine of Siberian populations. Russians in particular have used its roots as a cheaper substitute for the expensive Korean ginseng. Cosmonauts have relied on this nourishing herb to help them manage their rigorous training, while Olympic athletes have often used Siberian ginseng to maximize their potential. Siberian ginseng is considered by modern phytotherapy to be an adaptogen (a substance which helps the body to deal with, or adapt to, stress or adverse external conditions), as is Korean ginseng.

Is Sildenafil for

Softness The Tip Erect Penis

Sildenafil is a prescription medication that is used to treat erectile dysfunction. It is the first oral medication for this purpose approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Sildenafil is not an aphrodisiac. It will not arouse or increase sexual desire. It is not a means to improve erections in men who do not have erectile dysfunction. It is not a chemical substitute for working on a relationship. Sildenafil blocks an enzyme in the penis that naturally breaks down a chemical called cGMP, which is produced during sexual stimulation and plays an important role in creating and sustaining normal erections. cGMP allows smooth muscle in the penis to contract, allowing more blood to enter the penis and producing a firmer erection. The longer cGMP remains in the penis, the better the chance of reaching and maintaining an erection. Sildenafil allows more cGMP to remain in the penis, but it does not increase the body's How sildenafil should be taken Sildenafil comes in three dosages...


Several different types of ginseng are available. Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng), is the most common and most extensively studied form. Another type of ginseng is Siberian ginseng or eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus). Both Asian ginseng and Siberian ginseng are derived from roots. They are referred to as adaptogens, which means that they are believed to increase resistance to stress and increase energy levels. Although the effects of these herbs may be desired by many people with MS, it is not clear that consuming either of them is the best way to produce these effects. Asian ginseng has been associated with many different biological actions. Ginsenosides, which may be the active constituents in Asian ginseng, have a chemical structure similar to that of steroids, which are used to treat MS attacks and suppress the immune system. Paradoxically, activation of the immune system also has been associated with Asian ginseng. Multiple studies have shown that the herb stimulates immune...

Sexual Function

Psychological Factors Sexuality

The genital organs receive sympathetic (T11-L2), parasympathetic (S2-S4), somatic motor (Onuf's nucleus), and somatosensory innervation (S2-S4) and are under supraspinal control, mostly through hypothalamic projections to the spinal cord. Hormonal factors also play an important role (p. 142). Neurological disease often causes sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction) in combination with bladder dysfunction. Isolated sexual dysfunction is more often due to psychological factors (depression, anxiety), diabetes mellitus, endocrine disorders, and atherosclerosis.

Genetic Considerations

The course of acromegaly is slow, with very gradual changes over 7 to 10 years. Reviewing a patient's old photographs may reveal the progressive changes in facial features. Determine if the patient has had a change in hat, glove, ring, or shoe size because of an overgrowth of the hands and feet. Ask the patient if he or she has had headaches or visual disturbances, which in acromegaly are caused by the growth of the adenoma, which exerts pressure on brain tissue and cranial nerves III, IV, and VI. Establish a history of altered sexual function, which may be an indicator of decreased gonadotropin production. Ask about the presence of pain in the hands, feet, and spine, which is probably caused by bone growths also ask about problems with chewing, swallowing, or talking, which may be caused by tongue, jaw, and teeth enlargement. Note the presence of a deepening of the voice, recurrent bronchitis, excessive sweating, heat intolerance, fatigue, and muscle weakness. Check for a...

Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

Bladder cancer occurs most frequently in persons over 50 years of age, with more than half of the cases occurring in individuals over 72 years of age. It is rare in persons under age 40. Bladder cancer is more common in men (1 in 30) than women (1 in 90). Incidence is highest among European American men, with a rate twice that of African American men and four times that of European American women. Asians have the lowest incidence of bladder cancer. Younger men have reported less impotency following radical cystectomy than have older men. Persons living in urban areas are at higher risk for bladder cancer than persons living in rural areas.

Descriptive Epidemiology of Herbal and Vitamin Poisonings

An herb is a leafy plant without a woody stem, but herbal preparations include all natural, alternative, and traditional remedies. Twenty-five percent of current, proprietary pharmaceuticals come from plant-herb sources. As a result of the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act of 1994, the FDA has no authority over regulating herbal and vitamin products, unless they prove to be toxic. 80 of the world's population use herbal products and vitamins daily most are benign, and offer no health benefit (e.g., vitamin C and Echinacea) or potentially lethal drug interactions (e.g., St. John's wort and SSRIs garlic, ginkgo, and ginseng, and anticoagulants ASA, heparin, warfarin ). The most popular herb sales in the United States include Echinacea (10 ), garlic (10 ), goldenseal* (7 ), ginseng (6 ), Ginkgo (4.5 ), and saw palmetto (4.4 ). * Goldenseal is often used illicitly in unsuccessful attempts to disguise urinary marijuana (THC) metabolites. There are no toxicologic databases on...

From Concept To Market

The therapeutic uses of many of the drugs prescribed today were discovered by accident either from natural extracts (eg digoxin, aspirin, quinine, morphine, actinomycin D, vincristine, tubocurarine, penicillin) or as unintended side-effects (eg practolol, iproniazid, tamoxifen, minoxidil, sildenafil).

Placebochallenging Design

Defined as an erection sufficient to achieve vaginal penetration and lasting from 30 to 80 minutes. At the start of treatment, subjects are required to undergo an in-clinic evaluation of a double-blind placebo-challenge (i.e., subjects will be randomized to receive either the placebo or the active dose at the level identified during the titration). After this first period of in-clinic study, all subjects are to receive a three-month home treatment period at the dose identified during the titration. At the end of three-month treatment, a second in-clinic double-blind placebo-challenging is conducted. Note that at the second placebo-challenging, patients are randomly assigned to receive either the placebo or the active dose. As a result, the above design is in fact the combination of a titration design and a four-sequence, two-period (4 X 2) crossover design. In other words, during the crossover phase, there are four sequences of treatments, namely, PP, PA, AP, and AA. As an example,...

Herbs Contain Many Different Chemicals

Many chemicals with beneficial activity against disease have been identified in herbs. It is estimated that 25 percent of prescription drugs and 60 percent of over-the-counter drugs are derived from plants. Well-known examples of these drugs are digitalis, which is derived from the foxglove plant, and quinine, which is derived from South American Peruvian bark. Steroids, which are used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks, have a very specific chemical structure. Chemicals with steroid-like structures and biologic effects have been identified in Asian ginseng (ginsenoside) and in licorice (glycyrrhizic acid).

Important Features of Herbs

Another important aspect of herbs is their variability. Because of the current lack of strict regulation in the United States, a great deal of variability is present in the quantity of the presumed active ingredient present in different herbal preparations. For example, one study of ginseng found 50 times as much of the active ingredient in some products as in others this situation is similar to a physician telling a patient to take somewhere between one and 50 pills for a medical condition Other reports have found no active ingredient in some ginseng preparations.

The scale of the problem

Thyrotropin-releasing hormone neurons that indirectly regulate the thyroid gland corticotrophin-releasing hormone neurons that indirectly control the adrenal gland, magnocellular vasopressin neurons that control the kidney and magnocellular oxytocin neurons that are responsible for controlling parturition and lactation in addition, smaller, centrally projecting oxytocin neurons regulate gastric function, and centrally projecting vasopressin neurons that regulate body temperature and blood pressure, some of which project into the spinal cord (as do some oxytocin neurons, a subpopulation that seems to be involved in penile erection). Below this, the suprachiasmatic nucleus is the body's principal circadian pacemaker one population of neurons here makes vasoactive intestinal peptide, another makes vasopressin these cells are governed by clock genes that confer 24-h cyclicity on their behavior. Behind the suprachiasmatic nucleus is the arcuate nucleus, that in addition to growth-hormone...

Endogenous Depression

Foods For Depression And Sleeplessness

In this condition, the patient experiences profound misery (beyond the observer's empathy) and feelings of severe guilt because of imaginary misconduct. The drive to act or move is inhibited. In addition, there are disturbances mostly of a somatic nature (insomnia, loss of appetite, constipation, palpitations, loss of libido, impotence, etc.). Although the patient may have suicidal thoughts, psychomotor retardation prevents suicidal impulses from being carried out. In A, endogenous depression is illustrated by the layers of somber colors psychomotor drive, symbolized by a sine oscillation, is strongly reduced. Fluoxetine, along with sertraline, fluvoxamine, and paroxetine, belongs to the more recently developed group of SSRI. The clinical efficacy of SSRI is considered comparable to that of established antidepressants. Added advantages include absence of cardiotoxicity, fewer autonomic nervous side effects, and relative safety with overdosage. Fluoxetine causes loss of appetite and...

Coffee Coffea spp Rubiaceae

Within the large, alkaloid-rich, tropical family Rubiaceae, Coffea, with approximately 90 species, shares fame with the notable medicinal and psychoactive genera Cephaelis (formally Cephaelis) (from which is derived ipecacuanha, used as an emetic and expectorant), Cinchona (quinine), Pausinystalia (yohimbine, used in a prescription drug to treat male erectile dysfunction), and Uncaria (cat's claw, traditionally used in South American folk medicine, and shown to be an immunostimulant). Three economically important species of the Coffea family are the major source of stimulant beverages arabica coffee, C. arabica L. robusta coffee, C. canephora (C. robusta) and liberica coffee, C. liberica. There is a large discrepancy in relative importance of the three coffee species in international commerce C. arabica, with 75.5 percent of the market, is mostly cultivated in tropical America C. canephora, with 24 percent, is produced mostly in Africa and C. liberica, with 0.5 percent, has mostly a...

Antidiuretic Hormone ADH and Derivatives B

Cimetidine Induced Gynecomastia

Trin-producing pancreatic tumors, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). Cimetidine, the first -antihistamine used thera-peutically, only rarely produces side effects (CNS disturbances such as confusion endocrine effects in the male, such as gynecomastia, decreased libido, impotence). Unlike cimetidine, its newer and more potent congeners, ranitidine, nizatidine, and famotidine, do not interfere with the hepatic biotransformation of other drugs.

Multiplesystem Atrophy

The parkinsonian features are usually unresponsive to levodopa therapy. There may be gait and limb ataxia, orthostatic hypotension, erectile dysfunction, constipation, and decreased sweating. Whereas multiple-system atrophy is a distinct neuropathological entity, the consensus diagnostic criteria depend on specific clinical features. Pathologically, glial cytoplasmic inclusions and degeneration are found throughout the basal ganglia, substantia nigra, brainstem autonomic nuclei, and Purkinje cells of the cerebellum.

Physiological Effects

The plateau stage of drug effects lasts 3-4 hours. The principal desired effect, according to most users, is a profound feeling of relatedness to the rest of the world. Most users experience this feeling as a powerful connection to those around them, as well as to the universe (Leister, Grob, Bravo, & Walsh, 1992). Although the desire for sex can increase, the ability to achieve arousal and orgasm is greatly diminished in both men and women (Buffum & Moser, 1986). MDMA has thus been termed a sensual, not a sexual, drug. The prescription drug sildenafil (Viagra) may be taken in order to counteract this effect, and may be sold along with MDMA (Weir, 2000) the successor medications involving sexual enhancement can be expected to be used in this manner. The array of physical effects and behaviors produced by MDMA is remarkably similar across mammalian species (Green et al., 1995) and includes mild psychomotor restlessness, bruxism, trismus, anorexia, diaphoresis, hot flashes, tremor, and...

Disorders of the Bladder and Urethra

Until recently, nearly all men experienced erectile dysfunction after bladder removal surgery, but surgical improvements have reduced the likelihood of this side effect. However, men who have had their prostate gland and seminal vesicles removed no longer produce semen, so they do not ejaculate when they have an orgasm, and they are infertile.

Winter cherry Withania somnifera Solanaceae

Winter cherry, also known as Indian ginseng, has similar alleged rejuvenating properties to that of ginseng in Chinese medicine. The plant is endemic to India, particularly in the sub-Himalayan (1000 m) tracts of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and the drier parts of India. Its use can be traced back to Assyrian sources, and the drug was already used in Mesopotamia as a narcotic. Ancient sacred writings of Hinduism from India praise the plant as a wonder drug, and it was used as a charm and as an aphrodisiac. In Europe it has been known since the 16th century and it is included in many herbals. In Ayurvedic medicine the roots are used to treat ulcers, fever, breathing difficulties, cough, tuberculosis, dropsy, and a variety of nervous disorders.

New Research Areas

Symptoms in many patients.74 These were no different to those reported in spontaneous attacks52 and occurred well after any vascular change would have been present. Secondly, downstream activation of the cyclic guanosine monophosphate pathway by sildenafil can induce migraine without any change in middle cerebral artery diameter.75 Thirdly, dilation of the internal carotid artery after nitroglycerin administration in cluster headache patients is dissociated in time from the onset of the attack.76 Together these observations suggest that, while NO mechanisms may play a role in some part of the pathophysiology of these disorders, it need not be a vascular effect. A role for inducible NO synthase has been suggested,77 and inhibition of trigeminocervical complex fos expression occurs with NO synthase blockade.78 Both examples provide a nonvascular approach, although potentially with rather different NO synthase subtype targets. The available data, therefore, suggest that NO-based...

Dialysis deferral 4 years

For five years he had known of kidney involvement, and also had been hypertensive. Urinary protein was said to be 0.8 to 1.0 g per day, but we found only about 350 mg per day. He had been on insulin, an ACE inhibitor, and allopurinol. He had restricted dietary protein to about 50 g per day. His symptoms included muscle cramps, impotence, loss of vision, and neuralgia. Nevertheless, he got regular exercise and kept his blood sugar very well controlled. There was a strong family history of diabetes. Except for diabetic retinal damage, his physical exam was normal. He was not started on a very-low-protein diet initially, because his symptoms didn't warrant it. Throughout 1994 and 1995, his

Hormones and Reproduction

Nerve impulses and hormonal signals serve to control and regulate ( p. 4) the metabolism and internal milieu (blood pressure, pH, water and electrolyte balance, temperature, etc.), physical growth and maturation, reproductive functions, sexual response, and responses to the social environment. The signals received by sensors ( sensory receptors) in the inner organs, musculoskeletal system, skin and the sensory organs, as well as psychological factors, skeletal muscles and other factors also play a part in regulation and control. The signals are used by many feedback mechanisms in the body ( p. 4). Nerve fibers are specifically adapted for rapid transmission of finely graded signals. The nervous system consists of the central nervous system (CNS p.310ff.) and peripheral nervous system . The latter consists of The somatic nervous system, which conducts impulses from non-visceral sensors to a center (afferent neurons) and controls the skeletal musculature (efferent neurons). The...

Results of Surgical Repair

The posterior colporrhaphy has been the traditional approach to rectocele repair by gynecologists. Although commonly performed, it has been described as among the most misunderstood and poorly performed gynecologic sur-geries.11 Although many authors have reported satisfactory anatomic results, conflicting effects on bowel and sexual function postoperatively have been noted. Several authors have reported sexual dysfunction rates of up to 50 of women reporting dyspareunia or apareunia after posterior colporrhaphy.12

Yohimbe and Yohimbine

Limited studies have evaluated the effectiveness and safety of yohimbe for sexual disorders. Some studies indicate that yohimbe may be beneficial for erectile dysfunction in men and decreased libido in women. However, it has many serious side effects, including severely decreased blood pressure, abnormalities of heart rhythm (arrhythmias), heart failure, and death. Other side effects include insomnia, anxiety, tremor, high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, headache, nausea, and vomiting. The FDA has determined that yohimbe is not safe or effective and that it should not be available for over-the-counter use. Yohimbine, the active ingredient in yohimbe, is available by prescription in the United States. People with MS may experience sexual disorders, including difficulties with erections and decreased libido. These sexual problems should be evaluated and treated by a physician or other health care professional. Yohimbine should only be used with physician supervision. For erectile...

Hypospadiasepispadias Introduction

The goal of treatment of this defect is to reconstruct a straight penis with a meatus close to the normal anatomic location. Repair is being performed at progressively younger ages to avoid emotional distress in the young child. Currently, the recommended age for repair is between 3 and 12 months (for hypospadias epispadias or urethroplasty) and during the first year (for chordee repair or orthoplasty). Three objectives of surgical correction of this defect are to ensure the child's ability to void in the standing position with a straight stream (will minimize child and parent anxiety) to improve the child's physical appearance and ensure a positive body image and to preserve sexual function.

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Sexual Dysfunction

There is increasing evidence to suggest that moderate-to-severe LUTS are linked with erectile dysfunction. A recent large-scale study known as the Multinational Survey of the Aging Male (MSAM-7), which surveyed 12 815 men in the USA and Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and the UK), showed that the prevalence of sexual dysfunction increased with LUTS severity, independently of age (see ). The link between LUTS and sexual dysfunction is poorly understood, although a number of common components have been identified such as upregulation of -adrenoceptor activity, alteration in a1-adrenoceptor subtypes, decreased NO bioactivity, and sex hormone imbalance. -Adrenoceptors are involved in the maintenance of smooth muscle contraction and relaxation in penile tissue. It has been suggested that any impairment of these receptors and their regulators such as the Rho Rho-kinase pathway will contribute to smooth muscle dysfunction, which is evident in both LUTS and erectile...

Injury to the spinal cord

Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Function The loss of voluntary movement and the resultant effects upon motor tasks are only one effect of spinal cord injury there is also a subsequent loss in the autonomic functions of the nervous system. In the cases of high cervical level injuries, sustained at the second cervical level and higher, loss of the ability of the brain stem to control the diaphragm results in the inability to breathe voluntarily. In the case of both cervical and lumbar level lesions, bladder, bowel, and sexual functions are lost. The loss of these functions can lead to secondary complications, including urinary tract infections, impacted bowel and constipation, and difficulties with procreation.3

Human Studies of Endothelium Dependent Vasodilation

Human studies evaluating the effects of DM on endothelium-dependent vasodilation have yielded some conflicting results, although they generally corroborate those found in animal studies. Saenz de Tejada et al. (60) studied penile tissue excised from men with erectile dysfunction and found that endothelium-dependent relaxation is reduced in the corpus cavernosa of impotent men with diabetes relative to those who are nondiabetic.

Success of Predictions

The uncertainty and variabilities present in in vitro experimental systems can also be complemented by a potentially large degree of this observed in vivo. Thus it is essential a priori to define the target of any extrapolative attempt. Various differences have been observed between the typical healthy volunteer of early clinical studies and the patient for whom the drug has been designed. Differences have been observed in both CYPs129'130 in addition to the disease-specific differences in demography, and other factors such as plasma protein concentrations.91 Using the example of ritonavir and sildenafil,131 it has been demonstrated that the individuals most likely to suffer extreme DDIs are those who would not usually be captured by early clinical investigation.

Primary Nursing Diagnosis

Radical prostatectomy has been the recommended treatment option for men with middle-stage disease because of high cure rates. This procedure removes the entire prostate gland, including the prostatic capsule, the seminal vesicles, and a portion of the bladder neck. Two common side effects of prostatectomy are urinary incontinence and impotence. The urinary incontinence usually resolves with time and after performing Kegel exercises, although 10 to 15 of men continue to experience incontinence 6 months after surgery. Impotence occurs in 85 to 90 of patients. All men who undergo radical prostatectomy lack emission and ejaculation because of the removal of the seminal vesicles and transection of the vas deferens. Newer surgical techniques (nerve-sparing prostatectomy) preserves continence in most men, and erectile function in selected cases. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) may be recommended for men with more advanced disease, especially if it is accompanied by...

Propranolol hydrochloride

Hematologic Agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia. Allergic Fever, sore throat, respiratory distress, rash, pharyngitis, laryngospasm, anaphylaxis. Skin Fever, pruritus, rash. Ophthalmic Dry eyes. GU Decreased libido, impotence, urinary tract infection. Other Hypoglycemia. Respiratory Bron-chospasm, dyspnea, wheezing. Additional Side Effects Psoriasislike eruptions, skin necrosis, SLE (rare).

Discharge And Home Healthcare Guidelines

Inform the patient that if a unilateral orchiectomy was performed, he is still fertile and should not experience impotence. Make sure the patient understands that he has the option of undergoing reconstructive surgery and placement of a testicular prosthesis. Refer the patient to the American Cancer Society to assist with obtaining information and support.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

More recently, endothelin antagonists have been evaluated in the therapy of pulmonary arterial hypertension. There are at least two types of endothelin receptors ETA and ETB. Activation of either receptor aggravates pulmonary arterial hypertension, but activation of ETA receptors appears to be more detrimental. A nonselective endothelin antagonist, bosentan (Figure 5), is used in the therapy of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Its use is based on the evidence that endothelin is overexpressed in patients with pulmonary hypertension and that overproduction of endothelin may lead to pulmonary vascular remodeling. Bosentan is active orally and has been shown to produce short-term benefits in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension it improves exercise capacity and reduces pulmonary arterial pressure.47 Its side effects include liver toxicity (elevation of hepatic aminotransferase in 7-14 of patients), teratogenicity, and drug interactions, since bosentan is a substrate for and...

Swedish Health Related Quality Of Life Survey

Likert Survey Healthy Lifestyle

The Swedish Health related Quality of Life Survey (SWED-QUAL) was developed by Brorsson et al. from the measures used in the US Medical Outcomes Study (MOS). The questionnaire, which is designed to measure health related quality of life, consists of 70 items, of which 63 forms two single-item and 11 multiitem dimension scales of Likert type physical functioning (7 items), mobility (1 item), satisfaction with physical ability (1 item), role limitations due to physical health (3 items), pain (6 items), emotional well-being positive affect (i.e. positive feelings 6 items), emotional wellbeing negative affect (i.e. negative feelings 6 items), role limitations due to emotional health (3 items), sleep problems (7 items), satisfaction with family life (relations with parents, siblings, children etc. 4 items), relation to partner (6 items), sexual functioning (4 items) and general health perception (9 items). - Sexual functioning (4 items)

Clinical Trial Issues

When injectable forms of testosterone are administered, testosterone levels during therapy should be in the mid to normal range 1 week after an injection. Some hypogonadal males treated with testosterone esters experience fluctuations in sexual function, energy level, and mood, which are associated with fluctuations in serum testosterone concentrations between injections. A 125 mg dose of hydroalcoholic gel of DHT applied twice daily to the skin can result in sustained concentrations of DHT.24 As expected, the ratio of DHT to testosterone increased to around 5 (normal ranges between 0.1 and 0.2) serum testosterone, estradiol, and SHBG concentrations did not rise and gonadotropins were unchanged. Treatment of testosterone-deficient hypogonadal males reportedly improved virilization and sexual function and decreased plasma low- and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels moderately without causing enlargement of the prostate as determined by ultrasound study.24

Summary of the Effects of Popular Dietary Supplements

Asian ginseng No definite therapeutic effects possibly immune-stimulating may interact with steroids may inhibit blood clotting may interact with warfarin (Coumadin) Siberian ginseng No definite therapeutic effects immune-stimulating possibly fatigue-producing may inhibit blood clotting may interact with warfarin (Coumadin)

Transgenic crops for improved medicinal plants and pharmaceutical products

Yang and Choi (2000) obtained transgenic plants from hairy roots of Panax ginseng. Starting from three culture lines, they obtained embryogenic callus induction, somatic embryo formation and their complete germination into adult plants. The transformed ginseng plantlets showed an actively growing root system with abundant lateral roots (Yang and Choi, 2000).

Cocaine and Other Stimulants

Methamphetamine use has reached almost epidemic proportions among gay men in urban centers and is often associated with risk behaviors including sharing of needles for those who inject and unprotected sexual activity. Some have suggested that met-hamphetamines are associated with more intense sexual excitement. When amphetamines are taken along with sildenafil (Viagra), referred to as sextasy, this combination allows for longer and rougher intercourse, which may promote tears in anal mucosa (Halkitis et al., 2001) and therefore promote HIV transmission. Compared to nonusers, gay men who use methamphetamine have been shown to have more sexual partners and to be more likely to participate in anal receptive intercourse, less likely to use condoms, and more likely to be HIV infected (Molitor et al., 1998 Shoptaw et al., 2002).

Sexual Desire and Aging

Male Steriod Facies

Among men, some sexual problems may increase with age, but not necessarily because of aging. The incidence of erectile dysfunction increases for men over 40 and escalates with each decade. The intensity of sexual sensation among men over 40 may be reduced, as may be the speed of erection and the force of ejaculation. Compared with younger men, middle-aged men (45 to 50 years old) are more likely to experience orgasm in one stage, involving a shorter orgasmic period and a rapid shrinking of the erection after ejaculation. The amount of time before another erection can be achieved usually increases, as does the amount of time an erection can be maintained. Among women, biological changes leading to menopause may extend over a 20-year period, with onset generally in the mid 30s and occasionally extending beyond the mid 50s. After menopause, the intensity of sexual response may be reduced, and for some postmenopausal women intercourse may be painful due to vaginal dryness. For many women,...

Alcohol Induced Sexual Dysfunction

In males, erectile dysfunction may occur transiently with alcohol use, especially at blood alcohol levels above 50 mg 100 ml. Decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and gonadal atrophy are reported in chronic alcoholics (Adler, 1992). Normal sexual functioning in abstinent alcoholic men can be expected in the absence of sexually impairing medications (e.g., disulfiram), liver disease, or gonadal failure.

Immune Stimulating Herbs

Many commonly used herbs may stimulate the immune system (see Table 23.2). Echinacea is the most well known of these herbs. Some other herbs in this category are among the most popular herbs in the United States, including alfalfa, Asian ginseng, astragalus, cat's claw, garlic, saw palmetto, and Siberian ginseng. Other immune-stimulating herbs may be found in this book in the chapters on Asian herbal medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. Ginseng, Asian Ginseng, Siberian

Direct Stimulation Of Nerve And Muscle

Implantable cardiac pacemakers have been around since the late 1950s. More recently, the same basic techniques have been applied to stimulate the vagus nerve for the control of epilepsy, to stimulate the sacral roots to control the bladder and correct erectile dysfunction, and to stimulate nerves in the spine for the control of pain and angina. In addition, interest in functional electrical stimulation (FES) has grown rapidly during recent years, due primarily to progress made in miniaturized hardware that makes multichannel stimulators possible. New surgical techniques enable the use of chronically implanted stimulators to stimulate specific nerves and brain sections directly within the body, making it possible to restore function lost due to disease or trauma. Advances are being made rapidly in the development of implants for restoring limbs, sight (e.g., through artificial retinas or by direct stimulation of the visual cortex), and hearing (e.g., through cochlear implants) Loeb,...

Second Edition

Heart Disease Diagnosis and Therapy A Practical Approach, Second Edition, edited by M. Gabriel Khan, md, frcp, frcp(c), facc, 2005 Cardiovascular Genomics Gene Mining for Pharmacogenomics and Gene Therapy, edited by Mohan K. Raizada, phd, Julian F. R. Paton, phd, Michael J. Katovich, phd, and Sergey Kasparov, md, phd, 2005 Surgical Management of Congestive Heart Failure, edited by James C. Fang, md and Gregory S. Couper, md, 2005 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, edited by Joseph P. Ornato, md, fap, facc and Mary Ann Peberdy, md, facc, 2005 CT of the Heart Principles and Applications, edited by U. Joseph Schoepf, md, 2005 Heart Disease and Erectile Dysfunction, edited by


Determine if the patient has a history of recent infection, steroid use, or adrenal or pituitary surgery. Establish a history of poor tolerance for stress, weakness, fatigue, and activity intolerance. Ask if the patient has experienced anorexia, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea as a result of altered metabolism. Elicit a history of craving for salt or intolerance to cold. Determine presence of altered menses in females and impotence in males.


Agomelatine (71) is the first melatonergic (MT1 and MT2 receptor) agonist antidepressant, with several advantages over existing antidepressant treatments.56 Besides being an effective antidepressant, agomelatine improves the often disrupted sleep patterns of depressed patients, without affecting daytime vigilance. It has no effects on sexual function, tolerability problems, or discontinuation symptoms.61


Ness, drowsiness, fatigue, hallucinations, insomnia, lethargy, mental changes, memory loss, strange dreams. GI Diarrhea, ischemic colitis, nausea, mesenteric arterial thrombosis, vomiting. Hematologic Agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia. Allergic Fever, sore throat, respiratory distress, rash, pharyngitis, laryngos-pasm, anaphylaxis. Skin Pruritus, rash, increased skin pigmentation, sweating, dry skin, alopecia, skin irritation, psoriasis. Ophthalmic Dry, burning eyes. GU Dysuria, impotence, nocturia. Other Hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Respiratory Bronchospasm, dyspnea, wheezing. Drug Interactions See also Drug Interactions for Beta-Adrenergic Blocking Agents and Antihypertensive Agents.

Sexual Dysfunction

The mind and the body must work together for normal sexual function. Thoughts and emotions interact with the nervous, circulatory, and endocrine (hormone) systems of the body to produce a sexual response. The sexual response has four stages 2. Arousal (the state of sexual excitement) occurs as blood enters the genital area, leading to an erection in the male. Erectile Dysfunction Psychological problems, neurological problems, abnormalities in blood flow, damage to the genital organs, hormonal imbalance, and the use of drugs or medications all can interfere with any of the four stages of normal sexual function. Erectile dysfunction occurs when one or more of these factors persistently interfere with the ability to achieve and maintain an erection sufficient to complete sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction is often called impotence. Some experts object to the term impotence because of its negative implications and lack of precise meaning. The term erectile dysfunction is now used....

Sexual History

Often people with chronic medical illness experience problems with their sexual function. What is your sexual function like since you have been ill 2. How is your sexual function since you have been physically ill compared with that when you were healthy function. What is your sexual function like since you have been ill 4. How is your sexual function since you have been depressed (or had another psychiatric illness) 5. Often people who need to take medications experience problems with their sexual function. What is your sexual function like since you have been on (the medication) 6. How is your sexual function since you have been on (the medication) compared with that before 12. How have the changes in your hormones affected your sexual function

Penile Disorders

In some men, the penis becomes curved during an erection. This condition is called Peyronie's disease. The cause is unknown, but fibrous or scar tissue forms inside the penis and causes it to bend at an angle during an erection. This painful condition makes sexual penetration difficult or impossible. The disease often resolves itself over several months. Vitamin E is the first-line treatment for this condition. Injections of corticosteroids into the affected area are sometimes helpful. Ultrasound therapy also has worked for some men. Surgery may cure the disease, but it can cause further scarring and make the condition worse or cause erectile dysfunction. Another rare and not well-understood disease is priapism, a painful, persistent erection not brought on by sexual desire or stimulation. The underlying cause (possibly drugs, blood clots, a tumor in the pelvis or the spine, infection of the genitals, sickle-cell disease, or leukemia) results in blood vessel and nerve abnormalities...


I claim that social agendas appear in these stories through the obliteration of any female sexual response that is independent from her function as a reproducer. Autonomous, distinct female sexual response just disappears. published, in 1983, a technical discussion on optimal reproductive strategies for biped-alism, and took up Morris' anti-gravity line of argument. They argue that orgasm would be adaptive because it would keep the woman lying down, and hence keep the semen from escaping. In the context of these paragraphs on female orgasm, they state, ''it is widely acknowledged that intercourse frequently acts as a mild sedative. The average individual requires about five minutes of repose before returning to a normal state after orgasm.''25 The scientific reference they offer for this particular generalization is Kinsey 1948, which is, in fact, exclusively on male sexual response. In other words, this ''average individual'' which figures in their story about female orgasm, is, in...

Club Drugs

Although MDMA was first synthesized in 1912, its use among youth and gay men has increased greatly only in recent years. One study from Seattle indicated that 41 of gay men aged 20 to 29 years surveyed used Ecstasy at some time in their lives (Community Epi-demiologic Work Group, 2000). MDMA seems to achieve its effects by flooding the brain with serotonin. Similar to methamphetamine, it both stimulates the release of serotonin and then inhibits its uptake. It may also be taken along with sildenafil to overcome side effects of sexual dysfunction (to promote sex-tasy''), and there has been increasing concern about unsafe sexual activity associated with MDMA and an increase in HIV transmission. Although MDMA is considered a benign drug by many, there are now numerous reports of severe toxic, sometimes fatal, reactions (McCann et al., 1996). Chronic use may lead to mood instability and cognitive impairment, which are particular problems for people with HIV (Bolla et al., 1998 McCann and...


Normal sexual function changes in men elderly men take longer to get an erection and have an increased refractory period (after ejaculation it takes longer before the patient can have another erection). Delayed ejaculation is common, and the patient may ejaculate only 1. of every 3 times that he has sex. impotence and lack of sexual desire are not normal and should be investigated. Look for psychological (depression) as well as physical causes. Medications, especially antihypertensives, are notorious culprits. 5. Normal sexual function changes in women for decreased lubrication, advise water-soluble lubricants. Atrophy of clitoris, labia, and vaginal tissues may cause dyspareunia treat with estrogen cream. Delayed orgasm is common, but lack of sexual desire is not normal and should be investigated (psychological or physical causes).

Spinal Cord Lesion

Spinal Cord Lesions

Flaccid paralysis of bladder and bowel, loss of erectile function 1 Spinal cord level (not the same as vertebral level). 2 See p. 32ff. 3 Disturbance of bladder, bowel, rectal, and erectile function, sweating, and blood pressure regulation p. 140ff. 4 High cervical cord lesion. 5 Low cervical cord lesion. 6 Epiconus. 7 Conus medullaris.


Penile erection is a spinal reflex under CNS (supraspinal) inhibitory control. Visual, tactile, olfactory, and imaginative stimuli from the higher cortical areas of the brain are integrated in the medial preoptical area of the hypothalamus via dopaminergic and oxytocinergic neuronal systems. These elicit the release of NO from 'nitrergic neurons' in the corpus cavernosum of the penis that then activates soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) in smooth muscle producing vasodilation and venoocclusion with engorging of the penis resulting in rigidity and erection. Centrally acting treatments for erectile dysfunction Injection of DA D2 agonists into the rat medial preoptic area of the hypothalamus can induce penile erections. Apomorphine (17), a centrally acting agent, is a nonselective DA D2 agonist approved for use in Europe and Japan for the treatment of ED. The lack of DA receptor selectivity is associated with an emetic response, which to some patients has represented an...

Sexual Concerns

Individuals who have experienced sexual assault or CSA frequently report problems with sexual functioning and sexual satisfaction (e.g., see Browne & Finkelhor, 1986 Leonard & Follette, 2002 Resick, 1993, for reviews). Many individuals experience a relationship between childhood sexual abuse and later sexual problems, which has been supported by numerous empirical studies and case reports. CSA survivors are reported to have significantly more sexual problems (Becker, Skinner, Abel, Axelrod, & Cichon, 1984 Sarwer & Durlak, 1996 Wenninger & Heiman, 1998), more negative sexual symptoms (Gold, 1986), to be less satisfied with their sexual functioning (Jackson, Calhoun, Amick, Maddever, & Habif, 1990), and to be less satisfied with their present sexual relationship (Gold, 1986) than nonabused women in the control group.

New Avenues

For existing products there is a trend toward new formulations such as extended-release doxazosin, which has the same clinical benefits as the standard preparation but with less need for dose-titration, and the use of these medications in comorbid conditions. In a recent study of BPH patients with comorbid sexual dysfunction, doxazosin extended-release 4 or 8 mg or doxazosin standard 1-8 mg were given to patients for 13 weeks. The study showed that sexual function improved after treatment with both formulations as shown by the International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire.58

Psychotic Disorders

Antipsychotic medications (such as haloperidol, thioridazine, or fluphen-azine) are prescribed to treat the hallucinations and delusions that frequently occur and may also help improve emotional expression. Most of these medications are taken by mouth, but seriously affected people may have to take them by injection. Antipsychotic medications can produce side effects such as muscle spasms, drowsiness, faintness, dry mouth, blurred vision, sensitivity to sunlight, and constipation. Some men who take these medications have difficulty with sexual function.

Other Target Classes

Moving beyond cancer, new targets in the 1980s included phosphodiesterases (PDE). Who could have predicted that PDE inhibitors, which were studied extensively in the 1980s for heart failure (e.g., inhibitors of type 3 cAMP PDE, like amrinone),451 and later as antidepressants (e.g., rolipram),452 would ultimately yield billion dollar products for erectile dysfunction (e.g., inhibitors of type 5 cGMP PDE, such as sildenafil (Viagra)). This shift in emphasis raises other questions, though. A society that shifts its attention to ''desires rather than diseases'' is a society gone off


Hyperprolactinemia in women leads to amenorrhea, galactorrhea, and osteoporosis, while in men it may result in diminished sexual drive and impotence, or may be asymptomatic. The degree of hyperprolactinemia is directly related to the functionality of the prolactin-secreting tumor. Serum prolactin levels over 200 ng mL correlate well with the presence of a prolactinoma. Normal prolactin levels are in the ranges of 1 -20ng mL in men, and 1-25 ng mL in women.

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