Erectile dysfunction EDalso known as impotenceis a type of sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity. ED can have psychological consequences as it can be tied to relationship difficulties and self-image. Treatment involves addressing the underlying causes, lifestyle modifications, and addressing psychosocial issues.
It aids erection by compressing the penile bulb and the dorsal penile vein, and acts as a 'suction-ejection' pump in the ejaculatory process. A recent study showed that erectile ED and ejaculatory dysfunction in 16 men with fecal incontinence FI after an anal fistula operation was cured after sphincteroplasty [Shafik, in press]. This article investigates the erectile and ejaculatory status in patients with anal fissure.
Background of the Invention This invention relates to apparatus and a method for applying electrical energy to living tissue, and more particularly, to apparatus and a method for stimulating penile erectile tissue and a method of making such apparatus. As is well known, the erectile tissue of the penis is composed of hollow sinuses, the walls of which contain involuntary muscle tissue. Blood reaches the sinuses through arterioles and capillaries, and the outlets from the sinuses are also controlled by involuntary muscle. In erection, impluses from the pelvic nerve cause dilation of the arterioles and constriction of the involuntary muscle controlling the outlets from the sinuses.
In men, involuntary or voluntary ischiocavernosus muscle contractions after erection lead to intracavernous blood pressures far higher than the systolic pressure, which builds and maintains penile rigidity. Thus, erectile dysfunction may be partly due to ischiocavernosus muscle atrophy and may be treated by rehabilitation interventions. The purpose of this study was to determine whether pelvic-floor muscle strengthening interventions could be associated with increases in intracavernous pressure that would increase penile rigidity.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, some of the most common causes of premature death among men are heart attack, lung, colon, rectum and prostate cancers, stroke, respiratory disease and diabetes. Perhaps an added incentive for men taking better care of themselves might be knowing that, by adopting certain lifestyle changes such as those recommended by the Continence Foundationthey could also improve their erectile function. Continence nurse advisor Stephen Marburg said men were often unaware of the importance of their pelvic floor, a trampoline-shaped group of muscles and ligaments that extend from the tail bone to the pubic bone, and between both sitting bones.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the function of the bulbocavernosus muscle in patients with faecal incontinence as a result of injury to the external anal sphincter, and to find out whether faecal incontinence had any role in erectile dysfunction. The study comprised 16 men age Erection could not be maintained until ejaculation, which, if it did occur, was not in jets.
Anal Fissures: A Real Pain. Patients with anal fissures frequently seek care for pain. Anal fissures also called fissure in ano are a common affliction— second only to hemorrhoids in terms of patient complaints about the anus. However, researchers have been unable to estimate the true incidence of anal fissures.