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A 50-year-old member asked:

sometimes i have trouble getting or maintaining an erection. is this erectile dysfunction? what causes it?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Erectile dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction is the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual activity. There are many causes ranging from stress in its many forms eg work, money, relationships, performance anxiety etc, to lifestyle eg smoking & excess alcohol, to health eg heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes etc, to medication side effects. Discuss above w/ur doc

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A 19-year-old male asked:

Hi I am able to get erection and maintain it with physical stimulation but not with mental stimulation. Is this erectile dysfunction and how would I solve this?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Erections: Everyone is different. Psychogenic erections are more common w/younger males and more physical stimulation is needed as men age. In any case, please see you doctor to make sure all is well w/hormones and blood flow. Peace and good health.

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