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A 43-year-old member asked:

i just began a new relationship but discovered inability to sustain an erection. wassup?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Many possibilities: Sorry but i can't figure out if you're female (patty) or male. Regardless, inability to sustain an erection is known as impotence or erectile dysfunction. This is common in men as we age, especially if our lifestyle choices are not ideal, eg smoking excess alcohol, etc. Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression can cause ed. So can medications. Time to go see family doc.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

I am in new relationship but I suddenly have trouble sustaining an erection. This never happended before?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Many possibilities: Inability to sustain an erection is known as impotence or erectile dysfunction. This is common in men as we age, especially if our lifestyle choices are not ideal, eg smoking excess alcohol, etc. Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression can cause ed. So can medications & low testosterone. Time to go see your family doc for complete evaluation.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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