By: Joe Graedon March 16, 2017 8 Comments
    Will Drugs for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)…

    Millions of men are discovering that an enlarged prostate gland is negatively affecting the quality of their lives. But two popular prescription drugs designed to treat benign prostate hyperplasia (BP…

    By: Terry Graedon October 27, 2016 6 Comments
    How to Overcome Erectile Dysfunction Without Via…

    ED, or erectile dysfunction, has become a commonly recognized term, along with Viagra and Cialis, the drugs used to treat it. But is it possible to overcome erectile dysfunction naturally? Men Can Ove…

    By: Joe Graedon September 26, 2016 1 Comments
    Sex Problems Result from Tamsulosin for Urinatio…

    When the prostate gland gets big, it can make it harder to urinate. Men with benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) often complain that they have to get up three or four times a night to pee. Medications …

    By: Terry Graedon February 8, 2016 9 Comments
    How Much Beet Juice Do You Need for Better Sex?

    We have been writing about the research showing that beet juice can relax blood vessels and lower blood pressure for quite some time. (You can read our first report here; the research was published i…

    By: Terry Graedon January 18, 2016 8 Comments
    Eating Beets for a Better Sex Life

    Reader Reports Beets Make Sex Better: Viagra and Cialis are usually helpful for men with erectile dysfunction. This reader found a natural way that may make such medications even more effective. Q.…

    By: Terry Graedon January 14, 2016 0 Comments
    Do Blueberries Lower Your Likelihood of ED?

    Men who eat blueberries, blackberries, cherries and currants lower their risk of developing erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.…

    By: Joe Graedon May 28, 2015 0 Comments
    Coffee Drinkers Have Less Erectile Dysfunction

    Over the last several years, researchers have found numerous benefits for coffee drinkers. People who drink coffee every day are less likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (American Journal of …

    By: Joe Graedon May 4, 2015 37 Comments
    Penis Injections Cost Less Than Viagra

    Thanks to Viagra, the term "erectile dysfunction" or ED has become a household word. But despite the popularity of this drug and similar pills, older approaches to treating erection difficulties can b…

    By: Terry Graedon February 10, 2014 21 Comments
    Do Statins Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

    Q. The pain and trauma of erectile dysfunction in a loving relationship cannot be underestimated. I am a mature woman in a relationship with a man I adore who has ED. A blood pressure medication chemi…

    By: Terry Graedon September 9, 2013 18 Comments
    Seniors Wonder If Beet Juice Is a Natural Altern…

    Q. A few months ago a gentleman wrote to you about having an increase in libido after using beet root juice. You told him that the beet root juice had much the same effect as if he were taking Cialis …

    By: Joe Graedon July 18, 2013 4 Comments
    Are We Overtreating Prostate Cancer?

    A study just published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (July 17, 2013) will no doubt create a firestorm of controversy within the urology community. Before we offer any comments…

    By: Terry Graedon May 9, 2013 3 Comments
    Online Viagra Goes Official

    Viagra has become a household name, but many men are still a bit embarrassed about picking up their prescriptions at the pharmacy. There has also been a big business in counterfeit Viagra sold over th…

    By: Joe Graedon January 31, 2013 2 Comments
    Choosing a Treatment for Prostate Cancer

    Men with prostate cancer have difficult choices to make about their therapy. The two most common options are surgical removal of the prostate or radiation. Until now, radiation has been perceived to h…

    By: Joe Graedon August 2, 2012 2 Comments
    X-Rated Movies Won’t Reverse Sexual Side E…

    Q. Is it normal for a 54-year-old man to start watching porno? Over the last year or so my husband has had some trouble getting and holding an erection. This has led to a serious marital conflict. He …

    By: Joe Graedon June 14, 2012 18 Comments
    Prostate Drug (Flomax) Ruins Sex Life

    Q. Flomax (tamsulosin) has played havoc with my sex life. The doctor has advised me to skip a dose when I believe the chance for sex may arise. I really do not like stopping the medication. When I sto…

    By: Joe Graedon June 30, 2011 5 Comments
    Don’t Sweep Sexuality Under The Rug

    Shhh! Sex is a taboo topic. Even though advertising, TV and tabloids are filled with suggestive images, people have a hard time talking about their own personal problems. Jim is reluctant to ask his d…

    By: Joe Graedon May 5, 2011 2 Comments
    Will Horny Goat Weed Solve Sex Problem?

    Q. My husband has suffered from high blood pressure and high cholesterol for years. HCTZ and fosinopril (Monopril) control his hypertension and Vytorin has lowered his cholesterol. Since starting the …

    By: Joe Graedon January 20, 2011 10 Comments
    Wife Cries Out for More Sex

    Q. I am plagued with a shameful problem of not being able to sustain an erection, and therefore haven't been sexually active with my spouse for the past three years. My wife cries out for sex sometime…

    By: Joe Graedon May 20, 2009 0 Comments
    No Clear Winner for Erectile Dysfunctions

    Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction have a number of treatment options including Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. Each TV commercial makes it seem as if the drug being advertised is the answer to the …

    By: Joe Graedon May 28, 2008 4 Comments
    Is Erectile Dysfunction Due To Lack Of Use?

    Q. My husband is 61 and vigorous. He insists that his difficulty with erections is due to us having sex less often than three to five times a week. We manage roughly once a week, but that is challengi…

    By: Joe Graedon February 26, 2007 0 Comments
    Erectile Problems Threaten Marriage

    Q. My question is about ED. My wife really turns me on, but I always lose my erections. When I lose it, I have trouble getting another one. Often we do not finish because of my problem and I get frust…

    By: Terry Graedon January 23, 2006 0 Comments
    ED Drugs Not Rising to Expectations

    Americans are obsessed with sex. All you have to do is turn on television in the middle of the day and you will see steamy scenes on the soap operas. "Desperate Housewives is one of the more popular p…

    By: Terry Graedon January 9, 2006 0 Comments
    Erectile Dysfunction Signals Possible Heart Dise…

    Q. All my life I have had a strong sex drive. Over the last few years, however, I have had some difficulty maintaining an erection. My urologist prescribed Cialis, which works pretty well. But he scar…

    By: Joe Graedon October 11, 2004 0 Comments
    Can Couples Cope With The Viagra Challenge?

    Viagra, Levitra and Cialis have become household names. That's because the manufacturers of these drugs broke the taboos against discussing erectile dysfunction in public. Turn on the television and y…

    By: Joe Graedon January 26, 2004 0 Comments
    Sex and Drugs Still Interest Aging Rockers

    The slogan for the hippy generation of the 1960s was sex, drugs and rock and roll. The drugs involved were marijuana and hallucinogens like LSD. Forty years later, the slogan for aging baby boomers co…

    By: Joe Graedon December 23, 2002 0 Comments
    Viagra Will Soon Have Competition From Levitra

    Viagra revolutionized the treatment of erectile dysfunction. In fact, the term "ED" first gained popularity when former senator Bob Dole went on television to promote Viagra. It may come as a surprise…