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A 34-year-old member asked:

what causes impotence and how can you prevent getting it?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Lots of reasons: Lots of reasons to become impotent or develop erectile dysfunction. Stress in the form of finances, family, friends, work, guilt, religion, culture, etc can lead to ed. Medically speaking, ed is associated w/various medications, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression & more. If it doesn't resolve, it's imperative that you go see your family doc.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin commented
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Provided original answer
Sorry, forgot to mention that excess alcohol as well as smoking can cause ED.
May 6, 2012

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