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what causes men to get an erection?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Nerve impulses: That stimulate contraction of muscle tissue in the walls of blood vessels, inducing an erection.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes some men to have trouble getting and keeping an erection?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Many factors: An erection is a vascular, neurologic and hormonal event. Therefore, problems with blood vessels, nerves and hormones can all cause erection difficulties. A doctor's visit can help figure out where the problem is and provide appropriate treatment. The most concerning thing is that men under 50 with erectile difficulties have a 2 times higher risk of developing heart disease in the next 10 years.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can nonbacterial prostatitis be prevented by a man?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: Any underlying things that make the symptoms worse should be avoided.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How does a man's sex life change with aging?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Lowered function: While sexual potential can carry through into quite older age, the erectile capacity and ejacualate volume decrease with age. Some lose desire which is entirely psychological. Note the many products on the market for this and the destruction of endangered animals for this (rhino horns, bear gall bladder stones, etc.).
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A 30-year-old male asked:

It's not really a medical question, but what sort of doctor do men go to when they turn 18 or 21?. Where do they go after their peditratrican ?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Family practitioner: I would recommend getting a good family dr. Board certified family practitioners can provide the kind of care that a young man needs.
A 54-year-old male asked:

I tried a 100mg viagra (sildenafil) and didn't get a very rigid erection can I take another 1 2 or whole pill to see if it helps?

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Dr. Gregory Seagraves
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Viagra (sildenafil): You shouldn't take another tablet for at least 24 hours. Next dose, try crushing or chewing the viagra (sildenafil) tablet. In some men, the tablet doesn't dissolve and is not absorbed well. Crushing or chewing the tablet before swallowing it may solve this problem. If not, you may want to get an appointment with a urologist.

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