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Rhythm (Definition)

Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more


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Am having erectile dysfunction in the last months, all the symptoms mentioned to cause this i really don't have. What's the best I should do? Am 22yr

Am having erectile dysfunction in the last months, all the symptoms mentioned to cause this i really don't have. What's the best I should do? Am 22yr

22 and e.d.: At 22, it is more likely you having trouble with intercourse. If you are having night erections and can masturbate the problem may be with the relationship. ...Read more

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Could saw-palmetto cause permanent erectile dysfunction?

Could saw-palmetto cause permanent erectile dysfunction?

Equivocal: Some trials of saw palmetto vs other agents in prostate enlargement did show lowered libido and ejaculatory problems (not erectile dysfunction) with saw palmetto. http://tinyurl.com/kgv9tdc however, patients in these studies also had prostate problems, which makes it harder to attribute cause for these issues. Many were lost to follow up, so we don't know if the difficulties continued. ...Read more

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How can taking coreg (carvedilol) 12.5mg 2 a day cause erectile dysfunction?

How can taking coreg (carvedilol) 12.5mg 2 a day cause erectile dysfunction?

Generally not: Usually not, but in a specific person it is impossible to say for certainty. Try going off the medication for a period (with your doctor's approval of course) and see if thing improve. ...Read more

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Will too much masturbation cause erectile dysfunction or other complications?

Will too much masturbation cause erectile dysfunction or other complications?

No, not at all: There is a wide range of normal libido, or sexual interest. As long as sexual activity does not interfere with other important aspects of your life, then how often you masturbate or have sex is up to you, and is not linked to health risks. ...Read more

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Can so called "congestive prostatitis" cause erectile dysfunction? If so, how to tackle the problem?

Can so called "congestive prostatitis" cause erectile dysfunction? If so, how to tackle the problem?

Please get an exam: From your doc to make sure that's what you have. He/she can then treat you. True prosatatis is an infection/inflammation of the prostate, different from enlarged prostate that older men get. Careful of prostate massage because it may spread the infection, if there. ED MAY be from this or other causes, e.g., circulation, anxiety, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does having afib cause erectile dysfunction?

Afib: Afib itself doesn't cause erectile dysfunction. The psychology of knowing its there plus some treatments and causes could cause erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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How do beta blockers cause erectile dysfunction?

Beta blockers: They don't do this in everybody, in fact its fairly uncommon. The people who get beta blockers often have vascular disease which itself can cause ed. Some have psychologic problems which can add to it. The blood pressure and receptor activity could also contribute. ...Read more

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Can smoking cigarettes cause erectile dysfunction?

Can smoking cigarettes cause erectile dysfunction?

Possible factor: Cigarettes are linked to atherosclerosis which can be a factor in ED — however a person would not develop this after smoking until after a relatively long period (10-20+ years of heavy smoking). Diabetes is probably more of a cause because it affects small blood vessels. I think most ED is psychological in young and middle-aged men (ages 20 – 50+) however, low testosterone is another factor. ...Read more

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Does any penile lumps causes erectile dysfunction?

Here are some ...: The deep local scar-like tissue change (severe fibrosis) of Peyronie's disease in time becomes palpable lumps, called plaque, which in turn restricts penile extension and even impairs blood supply or entrapment for engorgement and erection. AT end, erectile dysfunction ensues. That is penile lumps which can cause ED. ...Read more

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Does GNC mega men vitamins cause erectile dysfunction?

Does GNC mega men vitamins cause erectile dysfunction?

I dought it!: There should be nothing's in a vitamin that would cause the problem. ...Read more

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Can clonidine 0.2 mg cause erectile dysfunction in men?

Can clonidine 0.2 mg cause erectile dysfunction in men?

Yes, it can: Erection is controlled by blood flow which in turned is controlled by both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system (it is a bit complicated). Clonidine blocks part of the sympathetic system and in high dose it can affect erection in some men, particularly the ejaculatory portion of this. So, if you have significant side effect from it, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dose allopurinol cause impotence or erectile dysfunction?

Possibly: Never seen this. But, when it comes to side effects or adverse effects with a medication, never say it can't. ...Read more

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Why can beta-blockers may cause erectile dysfunction in men?

Why can beta-blockers may cause erectile dysfunction in men?

Beta blockers: Parasympatheic nerves bind on beta receptors in the penis causing vasodilation and erection of the penis, blockage of the receptor, blocks the normal parasympatheic input and therefore cause impotence. ...Read more

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Does a pre-workout, C4 to be precise, cause erectile dysfunction?

Does a pre-workout, C4 to be precise, cause erectile dysfunction?

Unclear: I would need clarification. Eg. Are you referring to some sort of supplement you're taking? ...Read more

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Frequent masturbation to guy photos. Could it cause erectile dysfunction?

Frequent masturbation to guy photos. Could it cause erectile dysfunction?

Unlikely: It is possible, that this could lead to desensitization, but not really erectile dysfunction. The intensity/scope of the material to which you masturbate is much more important than the gender of the person/people regarding this desensitization. ...Read more

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Does persisting neck pain or neck diseases causes erectile dysfunction?

Does persisting neck pain or neck diseases causes erectile dysfunction?

Usually not.: Unless you had a severe enough injury to your neck or significant disc or arthritic conditions that you have nerve deficits from the neck down, there is little chance for correlation. But, Pain alone can be a disruption in concentration during intimacy. If the neck pain is that bad, seek medical attention for it. Otherwise, time to talk to your PCP or Urologist to find out why ED continues. ...Read more

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Can prostatitis cause erectile dysfunction and can you get prostatitis after a vasectomy?

Prostatitis: Yes prostatitis can result in inflammation to the nerves that facilitate erections due to their proximity to the prostate. Vasectomy does not increase nor decrease the likelihood of developing prostatitis. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause of erectile dysfunction from the lab results I have sent?

What could be the possible cause of erectile dysfunction from the lab results I have sent?

Some ideas: I don't have your labs but here's some things worth remembering. The male hormone levels are usually not the key. Real erectile dysfunction is of course when your favorite images / thoughts don't get you a good erection for your age. Prolactinoma and hemochromatosis are two common causes that are often missed and they are the ones that labs will pick up. I hope you find an explanation. Best wishes ...Read more

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Is it possible for a harrington rod fused to the end of your spine to cause erectile dysfunction?

Is it possible for a harrington rod fused to the end of your spine to cause erectile dysfunction?

No: No, unless the rod has entered the spinal canal and is compressing nerve tissue but then you would gave other symptoms as well, not just this one in isolation. ...Read more

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I have erectile dysfunction caused by hardened arteries. Is it possible to reverse this? Do my meds prevent recover

Possibly: Control of blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol with diet, medication, and exercise might help to prevent progression of vascular disease throughout the body, including the arteries to the pelvis and penis.
Similarly, stopping smoking could help.
Besides preventing progression, there may me reversal. Medication of the pde5 inhibitor class (viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) cialis) might help improve ..... ...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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Can a kidney stone cause erectile dysfunction?

Can a kidney stone cause erectile dysfunction?

Kidney stone and ERD: Kidney stones are not known to cause erectile dysfunction (ed). See a urologist for more information and an exam. If it is you, at 25 you would not be expected to have ed. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
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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


Dr. Vikas Jain
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Circadian Rhythm (Definition)

The circadian rhythm (biological clock) is the daily cycle of physical and mental activity in the body, based on a 24-hour period. The circadian rhythm helps regulate a person's sleep/wake cycle, and is affected by variations in the environment, such as the amount of daylight, the length of the night, the ...Read more