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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you please define erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
41 years experience
Erectility: Difficulty obtaining and/or maintaining an erection...Best to check with your urologist.
Dr. Ivan Colon
Urology 28 years experience
Unable to get hard: Ed is sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance. You need evaluation and if you are of afvanced age, i would have your pcp check your heart.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction are what? Please be blunt.

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Can't get hard: Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get hard (erect) and stay hard enough long enough to engage in sexual activity leading to distress. Note that w/o distress, there is no ed. There are many causes which must be considered rather than masking w/medications although these drugs have revolutionized treatment.
A male asked:

Im suffering from erectile dysfunction. what can i do.. please help me?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Avoid the causes...: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, older age, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can evaluate. Meds like Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra may help.

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