Zinc supplementation can benefit individuals with erectile dysfunction, reveals study

(Natural News) Men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) might want to increase the amount of zinc in their diet. Researchers say that taking supplements of the useful element can help restore the proper functions of the penis. Simply put, ED is a man’s inability to have and maintain an erection. It is often a secondary effect of either chronic health problems like hypertension or stress disorders such as...
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es MM Abstract Sildenafil is a phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension. Proconvulsant effect is a serious adverse event associated with sildenafil use. Here, we investigated the possible proconvulsant effects of sildenafil in pilocarpine (PILO)-induced seizures model, which mimics some aspects of temporal lobe epilepsy. We also evaluated sildenafil's effects on hippocampal markers related to PILO-induced seizure, for instance, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity, oxidative stress and nitric oxide (NO) markers, namely nitrite, inducible NO synthase (i...
Source: Brain Research Bulletin - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brain Res Bull Source Type: research
AbstractPhosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors can be used as clinical agents for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension. A series of aryl-chromeno-pyrrol derivatives were previously identified as PDE5 inhibitors in our lab. Herein, these molecules were subjected to 3D-QSAR analysis with CoMFA and CoMSIA methods to gain deeper insight into the structural requirements for their bioactivities. Receptor- and ligand-based alignment were used and compared to find the alignment-related factors that affect the accuracy of QSAR models. The receptor-based CoMFA and CoMSIA models, which were generated by sup...
Source: Medicinal Chemistry Research - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Abstract Several studies have focused on the impaired role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS3) gene polymorphism and its association to erectile dysfunction (ED). However, currently controversial results have been reported due to their significant heterogeneity. The present study aimed to assess the genotypic distribution and the allelic frequency of Intron 4 VNTR and Glu298Asp gene polymorphisms in vasculogenic ED patients compared to healthy controls of a specific region of Turkey. A total of 75 patients with ED (median age: 56, IQR:10.5) and 75 healthy controls (median age: 56, IQR:10.5) were prospectiv...
Source: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Syst Biol Reprod Med Source Type: research
Conclusions Dysautonomic symptoms frequently occuring in α-synucleinopathies comprise cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, urogenital and thermoregulatory disturbances. These symptoms reduce quality of life and worsen prognosis. The understanding of their pathophysiology, as well as the detection of α-synuclein deposition and autonomic dysfunction in the premotor stages of α-synucleinopathies may be key for identifying novel treatment targets and improving clinical outcomes. While causative treatment is not yet available, improvement of quality of life can be achieved by personalized symptomatic treatment r...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This article reviews the incidence and prevalence of CVD and ED, the common risk factors, the pathophysiological link between the two diseases, and the current diagnosis and management strategies of patients with CVD and ED, in order to prevent myocardial infarction, stroke or heart failure. PMID: 30955454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Among men with type 1 diabetes not using antihypertensive medications, higher SBP is associated with increased risk of developing erectile dysfunction. These findings provide evidence to support further investigation into the potential benefit of early blood pressure control on risk of erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes regardless of age, blood pressure level, or glycemic control.
Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Treatment Source Type: research
Because it has become such a frequent item in everyday meals, suggesting that something so commonplace must be fine, people often ask: Is wheat really that bad? Let’s therefore catalog the health conditions that are associated with wheat consumption. Health conditions we know with 100% certainty are caused by consumption of wheat and related grains: Celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, cerebellar ataxia, “idiopathic” peripheral neuropathy, temporal lobe seizures, gluten encephalopathy, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune hepatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, tooth decay Health conditions ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates autoimmune diabetes gluten-free grain-free grains wheat wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Abstract Sildenafil is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Numerous  studies revealed beneficial effects of its use in renal, liver, heart and bone marrow transplant recipients. Some reports suggested that the drug modulates the function of the immune system, however, its influence on antigen-induced proliferation of lymphocytes remains unknown. Thus, the aim of the study was to investigate the effects of sildenafil on human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) proliferation in a mixed lymphocyte reaction. It was demonstrated that the drug did not affect au...
Source: Acta Biochim Pol - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Acta Biochim Pol Source Type: research
Authors: Chang SA, Kim HK, Chang HJ, Kim DK Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Udenafil, a new phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor (PDE5i), has been used to treat erectile dysfunction. Given the proven benefit of PDE5i in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), we evaluated serial hemodynamic changes after single udenafil administration to determine the appropriate therapeutic dose. METHODS: Eighteen patients were randomly allocated into one of 3 groups: placebo, udenafil 50 mg (U50), and udenafil 100 mg (U100). Diagnosis for inclusion was idiopathic PAH or PAH associated with connective tissue disease. Patients with...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
Nu-Med Plus, a medtech firm based in Utah, has developed a range of smart delivery devices for inhaled nitric oxide delivery, including a miniaturized unit that can operate in a doctor’s office. The innovation has been possible as parts of the ...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Critical Care Medicine Thoracic Surgery Source Type: blogs
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