To find better treatments for erectile dysfunction, scientists have begun to study the mechanisms of erectile dysfunction.
A new study revealed detailed details about the complex process of maintaining erectile dysfunction, which may help scientists develop more effective drugs to treat erectile dysfunction.
An erection occurs due to the release of nitric oxide, a neurotransmitter produced in nerve tissue, which helps the muscles relax and allows blood to flow to the penis. But the new article, published in Proceedings, highlights what happens after the initial erection. Says Dr. Arthur Burnett, lead author of the study and a professor of urology at Johns Hopkins University, known as phosphorylation, this process is of vitally important chemical chemistry and works in the production of nitric oxide “in a sustainable manner.”
“We now have a better understanding of this mechanism,” says Burnett. “Now we can use this with new therapies that can address this mechanism.”
Dr. Burnett and his team used small electrodes to stimulate the mice. “The basic biology of erectile dysfunction is the same in humans,” he explains.
There are around 30 million men with erectile dysfunction, many of whom have been identified as low blood flow, heart disease and / or obesity. Erectile dysfunction is also a side effect of many common medications, including antidepressants, diuretics and beta blockers.
The treatment of erectile dysfunction is mainly a prescription of Viagra, Levitra or Cialis. However, it has been known that this type of drugs cause serious side effects, such as headaches, dizziness, mood swings, heart problems, neuropathy, and even seizures.