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Does cholesterol cause erectile dysfunction?

Does cholesterol cause erectile dysfunction?

Yes: Having high choletserol levels is a definite risk for erectile dysfunction. It is also a risk factor for heart diease, heart attacks, etc. For the same reasons; it causes hardening of the arteries and decreased blood flow to those tissues. ...Read more

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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


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Does aprovel cause erectile dysfunction?

Does aprovel cause erectile dysfunction?

Probably Not: Erectile dysfunction is not a reported side effect of this class of antihypertensives. There may be other causes of erectile dysfunction that can be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Does diabetic medicine cause erectile dysfunction?

Does diabetic medicine cause erectile dysfunction?

Erections: Yes, men with diabetes may develop low testosterone levels, particularly in men who are overweight.. Have your doctor examine you and then order labs related to testosterone levels. If your testosterone level is normal you should be referred to a Urologist to further evaluate your erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can sibutramine affect erectile dysfunction?

Affect?: Not sure what you mean by "affect". Yes there may be sporadic reports but I couldn't find any evidence that sibutramine causes erectile dysfunction, although its reason (indication) for use is obesity, which is linked to ED. In fact, I couldn't find any "effect" of sibutramine on ED, whether making it better or worse. Check out http://www.drugs.com/sfx/sibutramine-side-effects.html. ...Read more

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Can sciatic problems cause erectile dysfunction?

Can sciatic problems cause erectile dysfunction?

No ED : Sciatica itself doesn't cause ed but compression or damage to the nerves that exit the lower spinal cord can cause ed in some men. ...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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Why does busulfan cause erectile dysfunction?

Why does busulfan cause erectile dysfunction?

Fatigue: 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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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 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 smoking causes erectile dysfunction and weight loss?

Does smoking causes erectile dysfunction and weight loss?

Smoking can cause: Many diseases because it damages the "engines" of the cell. The most sensitive tissue is the lower brain that controls erection and the weight loss is evidence of poor metabolism. ...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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Can L-arginine cause erectile disfunction?

Can L-arginine cause erectile disfunction?

L arginine: L-arginine has been studied along with pycnogenol in men with erectile dysfunction, and found to help a significant percentage of them have normal erections. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12851125. ...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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Does having afib cause erectile dysfunction?

Does having afib cause erectile dysfunction?

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

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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin
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Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes so "erectile dysfunction" is a descriptive term ...Read more