Chase Medical Research tries to maintain clinical trials in the Men’s Health area. Trials in men’s health include research in the following areas:
Erectile Dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the inability to have a hard erection initially and/or to have a hard erection that lasts long enough for sexual activity. The ability to participate in sexual intercourse depends upon the brain, hormones, nerves, and blood vessels that supply the penis. A variety of mechanisms and feedback loops need to work for an erection to occur.
There are numerous causes of ED including diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis.
Treatment of ED depends upon the cause but may include medications, testosterone replacement therapy and, for some men, prosthetic devices surgically inserted into the penis.
Testosterone is a hormone. During puberty, testosterone helps build a man's muscles, deepens his voice, and boosts the size of his penis and testes. In adulthood, it keeps a man's muscles and bones strong and maintains his interest in sex.
After age 30, most men begin to experience a gradual decline in testosterone. A decrease in sex drive sometimes accompanies the drop in testosterone, leading many men to mistakenly believe that their loss of interest in sex is simply due to getting older.
Having a gradual decline in your testosterone level as you age is to be expected. Treatment is sometimes considered if you are experiencing symptoms related to low testosterone.
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy or enlarged prostate, is a common condition in men that is part of the normal aging process. The urethra is a tube that passes through the prostate and drains the bladder. A man with BPH often has difficulty emptying the bladder because the urethra is being compressed by prostatic tissue. This compression of the urethra makes it difficult for the bladder to generate enough pressure to overcome the obstruction. Over time, the bladder itself begins to weaken making urination even more difficult.
Symptoms of BPH include urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy and straining, as well as, poor urine stream and dribbling.
Treatment of BPH may include medications or surgery, depending upon the man, any underlying medical conditions he may have, and the severity of his symptoms.
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*content referenced from MedTerms.com and WebMD.com