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Cushing syndrome is caused by an excess of the hormone cortisol, originating from your adrenal glands or from corticosteroid medications you're taking for another illness.
Diabetes can damage nerves throughout your body — a condition known as diabetic neuropathy. Nerve damage can cause pain, disability and other serious complications.
Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths in the pituitary gland in the brain. Most are noncancerous (benign). Some may cause overproduction of hormones and associated problems.
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Lifestyle and home remedies
Kegel exercises aren't just for women. Find out how men can use Kegel exercises to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles.
Curious about the health of your penis? Don't be embarrassed. Consider what it takes to keep your penis healthy.
Autonomic neuropathy refers to damage to or disease affecting the involuntary nerves.Autonomic neuropathy refers to damage to or disease affecting the involuntary nerves.
Tests and diagnosis
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.
Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.
Treatments and drugs
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Wondering about erectile dysfunction medications? Find out whether Viagra, Levitra or Cialis might be a good choice for you.
Can't take oral medications for erectile dysfunction? Understand your treatment options.
Penile implants can treat erectile dysfunction when medications don't work. Compare your options and find out about surgery.
Penis pumps are a safe and effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. Find out if they're a good option for you.
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