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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 2 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
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
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
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