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Yes!!!: But you have to address cause. Make sure relationship is good. Minimize distractions like job, money, family, etc. Clean up lifestyle eg don't smoke or drink to excess. Eat right & exercise regularly. Studies show that lowering heart disease risk improves ed. Go see your family doc to review your health & meds. Some conditions & drugs worse than others. Improve bp, cholesterol & sugar control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since erection is controlled by parasympathetics, why does low testosterone cause erectile disfunction?
Here are some ...: It's unusual for a 24-yr man to experience ED except having inborn or acquired damage to nerve systems or some serious diseases such as uncontrolled diabetes, cancer-related chemo, etc. or self-overrunning by sex obsession. How the body works is a matter of multiple factors in sync. Adequate T makes desire to arouse, physical strength to enrich, & coherent functions of multiple organs to synergiz ...Read more
Here are some...: Despite medical advance, all medical care today is still passive care and based on indirect evidence. So, patients bring up their concerns first and medical professionals look into patients' concern to deduce possible diagnosis. Note: Every illness is a process of lifelong making and displays itself as a pattern of full spectrum. More? To formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. ...Read more
ED drugs: Hi, there are several medications for ed, however first thing would be to get a comprehensive evaluation so you know the cause and it may be something directly treatable . Here is a link about different medications, different ones work each person. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/condition-2383-erectile+dysfunction.aspx?diseaseid=2383&diseasename=erectile+dysfunction&source=1. ...Read more
ED = impotence: Erectile dysfunction (ed) is the new name for impotence, they mean exactly the same thing. Performance anxiety is one cause of ed, but there are many other possible causes, including medical diseases and medication side-effects. Also, performance anxiety isn't limited to sex. If you get nervous giving a speech, that's performance anxiety too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pros & cons: Somewhat effective, more natural but less powerful than viagra/cialis, high potential for side effects & interactions. Can raise bp, cause tremor, nausea or even paranoia. Maoi (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) class of med which interacts with many other rx & otc meds & even foods (tyramine: aged cheeses, red wine, liver) if using, discuss all prescriptions with dr. To avoid possible bad interactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, definitely: Fibromyalgia in men is very uncommon, but it does exist. Lack of interest in sex or erectile dysfunction just a few common symptoms of FM. Also the medication could play a role in ED (e.g. celexa, (citalopram) cymbalta). Rec.: you should discussed this issue with your treating physician. Good luck. ...Read more
Should an n95 mask block nebulized medication particles? [specifically tobramycin neb via lc star- yes, pulmonology question]
Yes: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a pulmonary as well as a systemic disease. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the extrapulmonary manifestations of COPD, and its incidence increases with the aggravation of COPD. The mechanisms of ED in patients with COPD are not yet completely understood ...Read more
30% heart functioning, severe LV dysfuntion, diabetic, hypertension, 54yrs old, highrisk CABG suggested, wht can be the success rate?
Surgery: There is no clear cut answer. Only the cardiovascular surgeon that is involved in your care might give an estimate based on his/her experience. If you had a cath that suggested triple vessel disease, or anatomy not otherwise amenable to stenting, and CABG is offered, would suggest that you take it, since that can add many years of better quality life. ...Read more
TEE: Tee is the best way to evaluate papillary muscles. ...Read more
Is there a connection between hypothyroidism, hypothalamic dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction & Marfan syndrome?
Despite normal tilt table test & neg cortisol stim test, neuromd now ordered catecholamine testing for autonomic dysfuntion d/t my sx.If +, what is tx?
I think u have: Orthostatic hupotension- a drop in blood pressure with changing position from a lying to an upright position. Follow up with them. Get checked for diabetes .Treatment depends on the underlying condition . Avoidance of sudden rising up will minimize the sx. If there's a regular drop in blood pressure, there are meds to sustain normal bp. Pls read link below. ...Read more
Leak: They are not usually relatedGet a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: These are not classic symptoms of wm; however, this disease can, at extreme form cause neurological deficits, vascular compromise, and neuropathy. It is also important to note that these symptoms are relatively common complaints of adult male population. It's best to ask your hematologist about these symptoms since he/she would have an idea about the state of your disease & can speculate better. ...Read more
No: And those two issues should both be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Had TRH (thyrotropin) stim test to evaluate pituitary/thyroid func.TSH base=3.27 TSH @ 0, 30, 60 min, respectively 1.48, 1.34, 1.10, opposite of norm?
TRH Stim Test: You are right. TSH should have elevated from TRF infusion. The flat response indicates pituitary hypofunction. This can be due to adenoma, pituitary "infarction" with pregnancy delivery associated blood loss and hypotension, or surgical removal. (You would be aware of that for sure...). So, MRI is essential. And some other hormone testing, such as ACTH and cortisol, prolactin, etc ...Read more