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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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Treating erectile dysfunction due to cholesterol?

Treating erectile dysfunction due to cholesterol?

Go for it: What affects the blood vessels of the heart also affect the vessels of the big guy. Unfortunately, very little reversal of ed on a long term basis in most trials, but you live in the age of cialis. Congrats! ...Read more

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Can acupuncture cure erectile dysfunction by improving blood flow to the penis?

Can acupuncture cure erectile dysfunction by improving blood flow to the penis?

Cure?: I am not sure about curing it? Have you had a urologic evaluation? I would recommend that first to see if there is a medical condition that needs treatment. Auricular acupuncture can be beneficial for erectile dysfunction (note did not say cure). First things first- see urology. ...Read more

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Is vascular hardening dysfunction the same thing and erectile dysfunction?

Is vascular hardening dysfunction the same thing and erectile dysfunction?

See below: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to either obtain or maintain an adequate quality erection for penetration and sexual activity. 'Vascular hardening' is synonymous with atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis, the most common cause of ED, which are accelerated with aging, HTN, diabetes, and high lipids and cholesterol. Nervous system, hormonal, local and psychological factors also involved. ...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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Is alcohol related erectile dysfunction reversable?

Possibly: Erectile dysfunction (ed) due to alcoholism is the result of alcohol-induced nerve damage. Alcohol is a total-body poison that especially affects the GI tract and nervous system. Most alcoholics smoke, which damages your arteries, which can also cause ed. Ed due to smoking warns you're at risk for a heart attack. Often, alcoholic nerve damage improves with prolonged abstinence: weeks to months. ...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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Erectile dysfunction: drug or operation treatment?

See urologist: Erectile dysfunction needs to be diagnosed by urologist, then will include possible medication trial, followed surgical options if medications fail. ...Read more

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Does Fibromyalgia disease causes erectile dysfunction ?

Does Fibromyalgia disease causes erectile dysfunction ?

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

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Does peyronie's disease lead to erectile dysfunction?

Does peyronie's disease lead to erectile dysfunction?

Yes it can: It causes significant bend and pain in some men, that can lead to men unable to have sex and make it difficult to sustain an erection.In several men it causes it may be cause of stress and anxiety and may contribute to ed. ...Read more

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Is erectile dysfunction curable?

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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 more

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Can cancer causes erectile dysfunction ?

Treatment is cause: It's not typically the cancer itself that causes erectile dysfunction, but the treatment for the cancer that can cause it. The treatments for the following cancers have a higher likelihood of causing ed: bladder cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and prostate cancer. Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy for cancer are the frequent causes for cancer related ed. ...Read more

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Can Xanax cause permanent erectile dysfunction?

Can Xanax cause permanent erectile dysfunction?

Probably not: There is known risk for erectile dysfunction with Xanax use that I am aware of, however it should only be used rarely for break through anxiety to avoid adverse side effects. ...Read more

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Can busulfan cause erectile dysfunction?

Can busulfan cause erectile dysfunction?

Yes: Chemotherapeutic agents (most of them, at least) can cause fatigue, lethargy, and sometimes even depression, all of which can interfere with sexual arousal. A cancer diagnosis, and its treatment, is itself immensely stressful, which can diminish libido. There are many possible reasons why someone taking buslfan would experience ed, and should discuss treatment options with his physician. ...Read more

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Does lung diseases causes erectile dysfunction ?

Does lung diseases causes erectile dysfunction ?

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

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Can caffeine contribute to erectile disfunction ?

Can caffeine contribute to erectile disfunction ?

Yes: There are two competing nervous systems controlling many "autonomic" functions like erection, blood flow, digestion etc - the sympathetic system and the parasympathetic system. Caffeine is similar to the body's own sympathetic nervous system chemicals, and too much of it may antagonize erectile function. This generally requires high doses, like the 5-hour energy drinks, or high doses of coffee. ...Read more

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Can erectile dysfunction be prevented? 

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Can erectile dysfunction be prevented? 

Yes!: I agree wholeheartedly w/dr. Khorsandi. There's no reason to have to suffer from erectile dysfunction if one exercises regularly, eats properly (open to debate but i think most can agree), doesn't smoke, avoids obesity & excessive alcohol. Also, it's important to avoid medications that can cause ed such as Finasteride & dutasteride. And it's important to avoid stress while staying engaged w/partne. ...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


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Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Any time a male cannot get or keep an erection long ...Read more