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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Erectile Dysfunction (Overview)

Any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes so "erectile dysfunction" is a descriptive term rather than a diagnosis.


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How do erectile dysfunction medicines direct blood flow to the penis?

How do erectile dysfunction medicines direct blood flow to the penis?

They don't: They prevent the opening of blood vessels that drain blood out of the penis, allowing it to become and remain erect. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
1,027 Doctors shared insights

Erectile Dysfunction (Overview)

Any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes so "erectile dysfunction" is a descriptive term rather than a diagnosis.


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What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction in a young man?

What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction in a young man?

Same as in older man: By definition, erectile dysfunction is the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection adequate for sexual activity to such a degree that it causes distress. Age is irrelevant in the definition but distress is a requirement. If the lack of an adequate erection does not cause stress, then you don't have erectile dysfunction, regardless of age. ...Read more

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Erectile dysfunction (Tip)

Do not drink alcohol when planning on intercourse. Do not smoke long term. ...See more

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Treating Erectile Dysfunction (Checklist)

Avoid tobacco
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Lose weight if you're overweight
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Maintain normal blood pressure
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Does diagnosis of erectile dysfunction involve embarrassing and invasive testing?

Does diagnosis of erectile dysfunction involve embarrassing and invasive testing?

No: Most ED can be diagnosed with a professional asking appropriate questions, a detailed physical exam and routine blood work. Occasionally, I order an ultrasound of the penis which is a little uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation cureable and how to diagnose them at home?

Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation cureable and how to diagnose them at home?

Another thought: Premature ejaculation is sort of 'in the eyes of the beholder.' I'm presuming it's a problem for one or both of you. There are some antidepressants that can sometimes cause a delay in ejaculation. Paxil (paroxetine) is an example. This requires a thorough talk with a doctor experienced in this area. ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily, and alert your doctor if your weight increases
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Take your medications as they are prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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Have to test for erectile dysfunction? Wouldn't you just know?

Have to test for erectile dysfunction? Wouldn't you just know?

ED testing: Testing for ed (interview, exam, nocturnal penile tumescence test, bloodwork, etc) is used to evaluate how severe ed is & to determine cause. Treatment is most effective when it addresses underlying cause, not just symptom. Ed can be caused by stress, poor circulation, hormone problem, nerve problem, psychological factors or combination, & different patterns of erections suggest different causes. ...Read more

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I failed my first sex experience and now I have erectile dysfunction and lost my libido since 1 year till now all tests show that im good. Why?

I failed my first sex experience and now I have erectile dysfunction and lost my libido since 1 year till now all tests show that im good. Why?

Sex is not pass/fail: We tend to be very secretive about real sex, so you may not hear what we hear. Most 1st experiences are disappointing. The urge is strong enough so most of us try, try and try again until we get better at it. Many never become pleased w/ their performance. I'm so glad your tests were good. That means you'll do fine once you relax and discover how to have fun and enjoy feelings. That's the key. ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain that your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain that your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain that your blood sugars are well managed
once
Minimize your weight gain, and lose weight if you are overweight
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How do I know if my erectile dysfunction is physical or psychological?

How do I know if my erectile dysfunction is physical or psychological?

Ask yourself!: Are you anxious about your performance? I mean more so than average guy? Are you in a unhealthy relationship in which you're looking for a way out? Are you worried about work, money, family, friends, etc? Are you depressed? The above & more point towards a non-physical cause of ed. Smoking, drinking to excess, other illicit drugs, obesity, diabetes, high BP & cholesterol etc point to physical. ...Read more

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Then what causes erectile dysfunction and what's the cure?

Then what causes erectile dysfunction and what's the cure?

ED: Erection dysfunction can be caused by medical problems like diabetes, heart disease, trauma, medications, and mental conditions.

There are many cures...Medications, etc. ...Read more

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Does erectile dysfunction mean that it gets transferred into child?

Does erectile dysfunction mean that it gets transferred into child?

No: Refers to inability of male to obtain and sustain erection adequate to complete coitus. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat erectile dysfunction?

What can I do to treat erectile dysfunction?

Viagra (sildenafil): Drugs like Cialis etc vacuum equipment surgery & sometimes counseling for performance anxiety. ...Read more

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How can erectile dysfunction be treated?

How can erectile dysfunction be treated?

See your pcp: First the cause of the problem must be found. Then an appropriate treatment can be prescrived. If your pcp cannot help you with this, he/she can refer you to a urologist who can. ...Read more

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What is the cause and treatment for erectile dysfunction? My husband taking too much time for erection and some times not achieving erection at all.

Take him to his doc: Since you are 21yo, I'm going to assume that he is about your age. In that case, it is less likely for erectile dysfunction to be due to medical condition such as diabetes, high cholesterol, etc. More common in this age group, stress eg work, relationship (how are you two getting along?), family, money, tobacco, excess alcohol are issues. If none of these, then go see family doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments for erectile dysfunction?

Yes & No: Yohombine is an fda-approved medicaton derived from yohimbe bark which can be purchased as a dietary supplement. Nothing else has any published peer-reviewed data. On the other hand, proper nutrition & regular exercise leading to optimal health can be considered a natural treatment for ed. Recent study suggests that lowering heart disease risk could improve erectile function. ...Read more

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How to cure erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction: First you must know the causes such as low testosterone, illnesses that reduced blood flow to the erectile tissue such diabetes, occlusive vascular disease, taking certain medications like ssri, beta blockers, the presence of mood and/or anxiety disorders and even how emotionally connected you are with your partner. After medical evaluation medications such as levitra, (vardenafil) Cialis or viagra. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy to get rid of erectile dysfunction?

Is there any home remedy to get rid of erectile dysfunction?

Not likely ED: True erectile dysfunction (ED) caused by disease (not psychological) reflects damage over time. Several illnesses (diabetes, high cholesterol, high bp) contribute to blood vessel and nerve damage causing diminished or absent erections. Medicines improve flow but do not cure ED. At your age I doubt you have ED; more likely there is a psychological component. Talk it over with your family doctor ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter drug to take for erectile dysfunction?

What is a good over-the-counter drug to take for erectile dysfunction?

Yes: The best nonprescription treatment for ED is increase physical activity! Physical activity improves blood flow, raises testosterone, raises self-esteem--all key ingredients to better erections. Korean ginseng, l-arginine, maca are all natural substances that have been studied and may be effective in improving erections. ...Read more

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Is minoxidil& finasteride is the best solution for pattern hair loss (genetic). How to avoid the side effects such as erectile dysfunction? TQ docs ;)

Is minoxidil& finasteride is the best solution for pattern hair loss (genetic). How to avoid the side effects such as erectile dysfunction? TQ docs ;)

Effective: The only medical treatments that are proven effective for baldness (other than hair transplantation) are Finasteride oral pills and Minoxidil topical. It is less expensive to purchase the 5mg pill (Proscar) and split the pills in 4 (use a pill splitter). Neither treatment causes a higher incidence of erectile dysfunction.
However, smoking tobacco is strongly associated with erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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How to prevent erectile dysfunction if you have diabetes?

How to prevent erectile dysfunction if you have diabetes?

Here are some. ..: ED always results from multiple factors. While no cure for anything, we can slow down the process of worsening by providing our body a best possible inside and outside environments so our baby may undergo best possible self-healing for optimal functional recovery with your own residual strength. To explore more insights, follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter. Html. ...Read more

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I am 22 year old male suffering from erectile dysfunction from 6months. I checked my BP today n it was very low, can some one tell me what can I do?

I am 22 year old male suffering from erectile dysfunction from 6months. I checked my BP today n it was very low, can some one tell me what can I do?

See doc: Ed can occur at any age. First step is to get full exam from your doctor then urologist. After that many things can help. ...Read more

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Is erectile dysfunction painful?

No: Erectile dysfunction (ed) is not painful. It is simply the inability to obtain or maintain an erection sufficient enough for sexual intercourse. There is a condition called peyronie's which is scarring of the chambers of the penis which can lead to bending or curvature of the penis and this can be painful but it is a seperate condition from ed. ...Read more

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How to cure erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction: First you must know the causes such as low testosterone, illnesses that reduced blood flow to the erectile tissue such diabetes, occlusive vascular disease, taking certain medications like ssri, beta blockers, the presence of mood and/or anxiety disorders and even how emotionally connected you are with your partner. After medical evaluation medications such as levitra, (vardenafil) Cialis or viagra. ...Read more

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How erectile dysfunction is treated?

Psychological?: Many men struggling with ED are successfully treated with medication prescribed by a urologist or other physician. Sometimes ED issues are related to your psychology or internal conflicts. It is not always easy to know when this is the case. If you struggle with anxiety (performance or otherwise) and you have ED you might benefit from talking to a psychologist as well. ...Read more

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Inability To Attain An Erection (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Inability To Sustain An Erection (Definition)

Impotence or Erectile dysfunction describes inability to initiate or maintain a satisfactory ...Read more