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what is the definition or description of: inability to attain an erection?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Inability to attain en erection denotes a lack of physiological energy and ability to timely fill penile corporeal tissue with blood for its high-pressure circulation. To discovery when and how to treat such, go to http://formefirst.com/ED-Rx-options.html & other articles in the category of Sex life, ED. Besides, the info in Basics of Self-Care could be very useful. Best wish...

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How can a natural erection drug that works?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Exercise: The best medicine for improving erections is increasing physical activity; this naturally boosts testosterone and blood flow to the penis. Supplements like yohimbine, l-arginine, maca, ginseng have all been studied and may have some benefit.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is there an age at which it's normal to be unable to get an erection?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
No: Loss of erection at any age is troubling and needs evaluation to ensure no serious medical conditions are also present.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Should I be worried about an erection that has lasted for more than 7 hours?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Yes: Absolutely worry. The penis can get irreversible damage if an erection goes on for even 4 hours. This requires immediate medical attention.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Why are erections that last for hours dangerous?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Yes: Erections lasting for greater than 4 hours can lead to permanent damage to the penis and a condition called priapism where blood is trapped in the penis and loses its oxygen supply. The greatest long term risk is irreversible erectile dysfunction.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to get an erection when im frustrated? Or is that strange?

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Dr. Bela Denes
Urology 48 years experience
Need more info or hx: There are 2 types of erections: psychogenic and reflexogenic. Psychogenic erenctions are a response to sexual sensory stimulation or fantasy (visual, tactile, auditory, etc).Reflexogenic erections in men with an intact central nervous system typically ocur in the morning with a full bladder. Without knowing more details about the situations that you refer to it is difficult to answer.

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