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Dr. Alvin Lin
995 doctors shared insights

Erectile Dysfunction (Overview)

Erectile dysfunction refers to 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 rather than a diagnosis.


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How do erectile dysfunction medicines direct blood flow to the penis?

How do erectile dysfunction medicines direct blood flow to the penis?

They don't: They prevent the opening of blood vessels that drain blood out of the penis, allowing it to become and remain erect. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
995 doctors shared insights

Erectile Dysfunction (Overview)

Erectile dysfunction refers to 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 rather than a diagnosis.


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What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction in a young man?

What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction in a young man?

Same as in older man: By definition, erectile dysfunction is the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection adequate for sexual activity to such a degree that it causes distress. Age is irrelevant in the definition but distress is a requirement. If the lack of an adequate erection does not cause stress, then you don't have erectile dysfunction, regardless of age. ...Read more

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Treating Erectile Dysfunction (Checklist)

Avoid tobacco
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Lose weight if you're overweight
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Control your blood pressure
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Does diagnosis of erectile dysfunction involve embarrassing and invasive testing?

Does diagnosis of erectile dysfunction involve embarrassing and invasive testing?

No: Most ED can be diagnosed with a professional asking appropriate questions, a detailed physical exam and routine blood work. Occasionally, i order an ultrasound of the penis which is a little uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation cureable and how to diagnose them at home?

Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation  cureable and how to diagnose them at home?

Another thought: Premature ejaculation is sort of 'in the eyes of the beholder.' I'm presuming it's a problem for one or both of you. There are some antidepressants that can sometimes cause a delay in ejaculation. Paxil (paroxetine) is an example. This requires a thorough talk with a doctor experienced in this area. ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily. Alert doctor to any increases.
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Take medications as prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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Have to test for erectile dysfunction? Wouldnt you just know?

ED testing: Testing for ed (interview, exam, nocturnal penile tumescence test, bloodwork, etc) is used to evaluate how severe ed is & to determine cause. Treatment is most effective when it addresses underlying cause, not just symptom. Ed can be caused by stress, poor circulation, hormone problem, nerve problem, psychological factors or combination, & different patterns of erections suggest different causes. ...Read more

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I failed my first sex experience and now i have erectile dysfunction and lost my libido since 1 year till now all tests show that im good . why ?

I failed my first sex experience and now i have erectile dysfunction and lost my libido since 1 year till now all tests show that im good . why ?

Sex is not pass/fail: We tend to be very secretive about real sex, so you may not hear what we hear. Most 1st experiences are disappointing. The urge is strong enough so most of us try, try and try again until we get better at it. Many never become pleased w/ their performance. I'm so glad your tests were good. That means you'll do fine once you relax and discover how to have fun and enjoy feelings. That's the key. ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize weight gain and lose weight if you are overweight.
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How do I know if my erectile dysfunction is physical or psychological?

Ask yourself!: Are you anxious about your performance? I mean more so than average guy? Are you in a unhealthy relationship in which you're looking for a way out? Are you worried about work, money, family, friends, etc? Are you depressed? The above & more point towards a non-physical cause of ed. Smoking, drinking to excess, other illicit drugs, obesity, diabetes, high BP & cholesterol etc point to physical. ...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


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Inability To Sustain An Erection (Definition)

Inability to sustain an erection, a type of impotence, is a clinical finding in which a male cannot maintain an erect penis despite wanting to and having achieved ...Read more