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Health Brief

Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfuction (ED) affects over 30 million men in the U.S. Men have always been reluctant to dicuss erectile dysfuction (commonly knows as impotence) and for a good reason. Erectile Dysfunction(ED) can be discouraging. Recent and ongoing advances in medical treatment progras can help. Now that more doctors understand ED, it’s easier to find appropriate treatment. It is important to know that no single medicine works the same for everyone.

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that is hard enought for sexual intercourse. ED occurs when not enough blood is supplied to the penis, when the smooth muscle in the penis doen’t relax or when the penis doesn’t trap the bllod that flow into it.

Other factors can play a role in Ed, such as hypertension, hogh cholesterol, vascular diseases, diabetes, certain disease, spinal injury and surgery. Erectile dysfunction can be an embarrassing problem but there is good news. ED can be successfully treated.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which narrowing of the spinal canal causes pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. Spinal stenosis commonly occurs in the cervical (neck) or limbar (lower back) spine, and can cause symptoms including pain, weakness and sensory dysfunction such as numbness in the arms and legs. In some patients balance. Neck or back pain commonly accompanies spinal stenosis.

Depending on the symptoms, spinal stenosis os often treated eith conservative treatments including physical therapy and injections. When surgery is necessary, the physicians of Orlando Neurosurgery specialize in state-of-the-art, minimally and related spine disorders.

Heart Disease is the #1 killer in America.

You may be at risk if you are:

  • Male age 45 years or Older
  • Female age 50 years or Older
  • Women often have unusual presentations of heart disease and treatment is often delayed and/or ineffective
  • Have Diabetes, High cholesterol, or High Blood pressure
  • Smoke, are overweight, or have high stress levels

Cancer is screened for routinely, but heart disease is often overlooked. Don’t overlook your heart health!

Please schedule an appointment with your doctor or practitioner to discuss these risk factor or any symptoms you feel are related to your cardiovascular system. We are here to help reduce your risk for heart disease and prevent a heart attack


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