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December 17, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

Most Men Feel That It Is Psychological


Dr. Michael A. Werner a urologist in New York who specializes in male sexual dysfunction and infertility joins the show. He discusses ED, and its most common treatments and more.

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Michael A. Werner, M.D. is a board-certified urologist who received his specialized fellowship training in male infertility and sexual dysfunction at Boston University Medical Center. His private practice in New York City, Westchester and Fairfield, CT are limited to his two areas of specialization: male infertility and male and female sexual dysfunction. In addition to his own private practice, Dr. Werner serves as the Medical Director of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality. He lectures and writes extensively on these topics in medical journals and books.

Dr. Werner is also the founder and medical director of M.A.Z.E. Labs, a semen analysis lab where semen is analyzed and often prepared for insemination or stored.  He is also the founder and clinical director of M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Laboratories, a company that stores umbilical cord blood stem cells.

Dr. Werner completed his Urology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.  He performed his surgical residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan and completed his internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City.  He earned his medical degree at the University of California at San Francisco. He graduated cum laude with a degree is in Biology from Harvard College where he received the John Harvard and Detur Awards for academic achievement.


Partial Transcript of Interview with Dr. Michael Werner

Eric Michaels: Is there a particular or common age range in men where they begin to experience ED issues?

Dr. Werner: Most men feel that it is psychological and they worry that it is something in their head. For most men that are over thirty-five, 90% of the time it is a physical problem. If it's going to be physical, 90% of the time it is a circulation problem, having a hard time getting the blood into the penis and having a hard time holding on to it. The main risk factors are the same risk factors for men having a heartache or a stroke. For example, high blood pressure or diabetes or high cholesterol or smoking. So we see that a lof of these men really have vascular issues. Another issue could be neurologic for example if they have...

Eric Michaels: What are the most common treatments for ED?

Dr. Werner: The most common treatment of course is one of the PDE5 inhibitor (i.e. Viagra, Levitra, or Cialis). Viagra came out in March of 1998 and revolutionized the entire field and American men began to talk about its erection issues and how often and how common it was. All these medications are different but act in the same way. Basically when a man gets excited he sends chemicals to the smooth muscle of the penis which causes it to relax so it activates the trapping mechanism of the arteries. Our body says it doesn't want an erection forevereven if most of us want an erection forever and so we send an enzyme that breaks...


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Dr. Michael Werner discusses & answers:

- Talk to us about recent advances in ED Treatment.

- Tell us about the importance of Testosteron.

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