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Did you know we get five erections during the night?

Did you know we get about 3 to 5 erections during the night? It’s the way our body keeps our penis healthy when not ‘in use’! The erections you get at night flush out the chambers and keep the internal tissues healthy. The morning erection is simply the one we’re most likely to notice.

What if you don’t get morning erections?

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Penile Rehabilitation

Penile Rehabilitation is a term that is used to describe the process of returning your penile function back to a ‘normal’ state. This is the ability to achieve a full erection to the level it was pre surgery. Many factors are involved in this at a cellular level and are not simply whether or not you have had nerve sparing surgery.

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Case Study: After a heart attack

Richard is a 62 yr old accountant. He noticed he got breathless more easily over the year before his heart attack and had some pain in his chest. He ignored it but one day experienced a severe pain that didn’t resolve with rest and his wife Lynn called the ambulance. In the Emergency Department, He was diagnosed with a Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) and treated.

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Prostate Related Issues

Surgery involving the Prostate Gland will always cause erectile dysfunction, and sometimes, urinary incontinence and bowel problems.

When you have had the devastating diagnosis of Prostate Cancer you will be given some choices such as Watch and wait (Active Surveillance) if the tumour is within the capsule and has a low Gleeson score (this is a method Doctors use to measure how aggressive/ dangerous the tumour is).

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Case Study: Prostatectomy in 56-year-old man

Peter is a 56 yr. old man who was discovered, on his routine medical, to have an enlarged irregular prostate. His GP ordered blood tests and referred him to a Urologist.

His PSA was elevated.

Biopsies were taken and he was found to have an aggressive cancer.

He was scheduled for a Prostatectomy.

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Case Study: Diabetic 64-year-old man

Jim is a 64 yr. old diabetic. He is overweight and was an ex heavy smoker.

He admitted to not caring for his diabetes in the early years with his blood sugars, when he actually tested them, in the high teens range. His diabetes was now however, well controlled with the help of his new GP.

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