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Is teenage erectile dysfunction common?

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Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Child Psychiatry 50 years experience
Depends : It depends what you mean. Many boys expect themselves to be sexual athletes like the porn actors they see on the internet and think if their sexual responses are not as quick, intense or sustained that something is wrong. This is a vicious circle because anxiety is the most common cause of erectile dysfunction in physically healthy men.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How common is erectile dysfunction in us?

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Dr. Andrew Siegel
Urology 40 years experience
Extremely so: Paralleling the great public health crisis of the 21st century--obesity--is a substantial increase in the prevalence of ed, correlating with diabetes, high blood pressure and its treatment, elevated cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, etc.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are some of the more common medications for erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 40 years experience
ED: Pd5 inhibitors are the mainstay of therapy for ED. Sildenafil, vardenafil, and tadalafil are the only ones FDA approved in the US. Urethral suppositories of prostaglandine1 as well as injectable pge1 are available and FDA approved. Other injections of papaverine, regitine (phentolamine) and Atropine are used but not FDA approved for ED. Stay away from the so called natural alternatives; a waste of $$$$.

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