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At What Age Do Men Suffer From Impotence
Varies: This varies dramatically with other signs of vascular illness. It is certainly possible to have erectile dysfunction in the 30s and 40s. Cigarrette smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood pressure medication, peripheral vascular disease and heart disease can all hasten the onset of organic erectile dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normally?: I wouldn't consider it "normal" to suffer erectile dysfunction although it does occur more commonly in 40-50yo ; up. However, causes of ed in this age group are different from that in 20s. In younger men, ed is more likely due to performance anxiety ; possibly illicit drug use. In older men, ed is more likely due to financial/job/emotional/relationship stress, poor health, medications, obesity etc. ...Read more
Varies dramatically: I start commonly seeing erectile dysfunction in men as young as in their 40s, although I have certainly seen cases in men in their 20s and 30s. Variables such as smoking, high blood pressure, use of blood pressure medication, prostate surgery and diabetes can all hasten the onset of erectile dysfunction. There is no set age where erectile dysfunction can first be considered common. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
M 32 yrs married man...And suffer from erectile dysfunction. Bt don't want to go for medication..Will consumption of alcohol help me to gain erection?
Lots of options: Sorry, your idea is opposite from a solution. Alcohol is a know physiological depressant & known to cause erectile problems. Anxiety, physical fitness, circulation, testosterone & other hormones, attraction, intimacy, relationship factors relate to erectile functioning. Call your primary doctor to evaluate physical issues! then a licensed couples and/or sex therapist next. Medications eval later. ...Read more
Possibly: Both hypo and hyperthyroidism can cause erectile dysfunction (impotence). The condition of low thyroid levels (hypothyroidism) is more likely to do so. Furthermore, untreated hypothyroidism can lead to high prolactin levels, that may additionally contribute to sexual dysfunction. ...Read more
Common side effect: Spironolactone is considered a testosterone-blocker. While it is a blood pressure medication, it has side effects of breast development, decreased erections - particularly morning erections. Many transgender people use spironolactone as they are transitioning from male to female. LGromkoMD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes to both: Thyroid dysfunction --- either too much thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) --- can disrupt the male or female reproductive system by causing changes in sex hormones as well as prolactin. Alterations in sex hormones (testosterone in men, and estrogen in women) and prolactin, can in turn, lead to sexual dysfunction, including abnormal periods, and sexual dysfunction. ...Read more
Tight Pants no risk.: Hi at 18 it would be very difficult for the described scenario of tight pants causing impotence. If you are having any difficulty getting and maintaining an erection at your age please get in to see a physician expert in men's health. Impotence is a problem of both physical and mental components. You do not need to accept impotence yet. Please get some good advice from your personal doc! ...Read more
Yes and no: Some medication that treat high blood pressure can cause sexual side effects. It is important to discuss this with your physician so that a medication without this side effect can be chosen. Most of the medications that treat depression can cause delayed ejaculation in males. This side effect tends to go away after a few weeks. ...Read more
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Vitamins aren't soln: Regardless of age, vitamins are not the solution to impotence or erectile dysfunction. Address any stress/worry/relationship issues first. Get rid of bad lifestyle choices like smoking, excess alcohol & illicit drugs. Then go see your family physician to optimize your health, eg diabetes, high cholesterol, low testosterone, etc. At that point, consider medications if ed is still problematic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr I am 21 and I have diabetes... Will i suffer from impotence or any other type of disease? ? What should I do to prevent it please help me
You ar in charge: You are young and have a long time to deal with this disease. I assume you are juvenile diabetic, but it does not matter. If you exercise, maintain a normal body weight, eat like a diabetic should eat, and keep your blood sugar as normal as you can, you will be able to avoid many of the problems related to diabetes. Most problems occur in folks who do not help themselves but depend on meds only. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is always: possible, but very unlikely to occur this quickly at your age. Psychological causes or medications are much more likely. Discuss w/your doctor. Also begin to eat less and exercise more to lose weight and consider medication to prevent progression to diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Remember, 50% of causes of erectile dysfunction are emotional - anxiety, depression, ptsd - and as such can be experienced in younger people without any medical conditions. As well, younger men may have testosterone deficiency which can affect both desire and performance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, all males can experience erectile dysfunction. This is a multifactorial condition that can occur in any age group for various reasons. If this is a new finding or if the patient is very young, it would be appropriate to see your physician for a general workup as there may be physiological condition that may be treatable and correct the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Middle-age: Performance anxiety from casual hook ups becomes less of an issue in middle-age men (presumably in long-term relationship) who now suffer from anxiety due to work, money & family, etc. Depression is still problematic. Years of smoking can take toll on penile blood flow, as can high cholesterol & blood pressure. Medication side effects are common too in middle age since healthy young men don't take ...Read more
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