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How can I maintain sexual health? Mean what diet and physical exercises should be practiced to prevent infertility and erectile dysfunction?

How can I maintain sexual health? Mean what diet and physical exercises should be practiced to prevent infertility and erectile dysfunction?

Avoid the causes...: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, older age, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can evaluate. Meds like viagra, cialis, or Levitra (vardenafil) may help. ...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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What is the definition or description of: sexual health issues?

What is the definition or description of: sexual health issues?

Broad question: "sexual health issues" references a broad range of topics that can occur in the male and female population, and range from adolescence to the geriatric population. Medical issues can include erectile dysfunction in males, and dyspareunia in females. A variety of medical specialists may encounter these issues including primary care/urologists/gynecologists. ...Read more

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I'm going to get married soon and I have a few sexual health issues. I have weak erections and premature ejaculation problems and short erections?

I'm going to get married soon and I have a few sexual health issues. I have weak erections and premature ejaculation problems and short erections?

Prep for a med eval: I recommend getting an eval from your doctor. Before your appt gather some info to share with your doc. 1. Is your erection harder in the morning or when masturbating? 2. Does premature ejaculation also occur with masturbating? This can help inform your doc. Finally, if this is interfering with your relationship, consider exploring this issue in couples counseling. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of women's sexual health issues related to diabetes?

What are some of the symptoms of women's sexual health issues related to diabetes?

Decreased libido: The biggest sexual concerns of women with diabetes include decreased libido and increased risk of uti's and yeast infections, which can make intercourse painful. Good glucose control will decrease these risks as well as frequent checkups for diabetes and well woman exams. ...Read more

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Suggest medications for sexual arousal and erectile dysfunction?

Suggest medications for sexual arousal and erectile dysfunction?

There are many: Be wary of over the counter herbal medications For the most part they can be harmful or a waste of time. At your age taking into account you have no other medical problems ,can be helped talking to a psychologist skilled in helping men with this problem. When having sex your need to feel secure, relaxed, have a pleasing & willing partner and don't be in a hurry. Keep your mind away from worry. ...Read more

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Does tsd ( transimitted sexual disease )causes erectile dysfunction and what types of tsd causes it ?

Does tsd ( transimitted sexual disease )causes erectile dysfunction and what types of tsd causes it ?

No, but...: There has been no known direct causal relation of stds for er, but std-related anxiety may affect mental aspect of male sexuality. Besides, the late stage of syphilis (neurosyphilis) and hiv-related weakness and dysfunction may affect male sexuality. Otherwise, i cannot think of any direct connection of std to ed. Of course, enjoy safe sex with caution and responsibility. ...Read more

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How can coreg (carvedilol) 12.5mg twice a day may effect a mans sexual performance and cause erectile dysfunction?

How can coreg (carvedilol) 12.5mg twice a day may effect a mans sexual performance and cause erectile dysfunction?

Yes it is possible.: The incident of sexual dysfunction reported in male 0.1-1%. Coreg (carvedilol) reduces the workload on the heart/ help it to beat more regularly, and also reduces blood pressure. Common side effects diarrhea, unusual tiredness, headache/nausea. Tiredness reduces if you take your medication regularly. Report and breathing issues, swollen ankles/feet. Talk with physician if sexual dysfunction worsens. Take care. ...Read more

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Can garlic can help with erectile dysfunction. I was wondering would it do the same for female sexual dysfunction ?

Can garlic can help with erectile dysfunction. I was wondering would it do the same for female sexual dysfunction ?

Garlic ; ED: I found one very small study on the internet where 8 volunteers took 4 cloves of garlic per day, and noticed some improvement. http://tinyurl.com/ljk2xb however, there are no published controlled studies trying to answer this question -- so you could be an experiment of 1 if you try it. Make sure your sexual partner doesn't mind garlic breath, though. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I suddenly have erectile dysfunction after i failed in my first sexual exeprience I have no libido or morning erection from 5 months my tests is good?

I suddenly have erectile dysfunction after i failed in my first sexual exeprience I have no libido or morning erection from 5 months my tests is good?

Relax: This is not too unusual. Especially for guys who have delayed their fist interpersonal sexual experience. It's not likely that you have a physical problem. Try to be optimistic since that is the best solution. Your libido will be back to normal for you as soon as you realize that it is okay. Most morning erections don't count anyway. Glad tests are good! relax, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Does Psychological trauma due to distressing sexual experience causes erectile dysfunction? i have ED from 10 months after failed in sexual experience

Does Psychological trauma due to distressing
sexual experience causes erectile dysfunction? i have ED from 10 months after failed in sexual experience

It can: Yes, it can contribute but you should first see your doctor to rule out medical causes of ED, then address it's psychological consequences. Many medical conditions can be otherwise asymptomatic and yet cause ED as can many medications. You can most certainly be treated and regain normal sexual functioning along with return of your confidence. ...Read more

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Does maintaining a healthy lifestyle prevent erectile dysfunction and improve sexual performance in an 18 years old male ?

Does maintaining a healthy lifestyle prevent erectile dysfunction and improve sexual performance in an 18 years old male ?

Yes, but generally: this is in the context of a much older male. The risks for ED are those of any other circulatory condition: smoking, blood pressure, blood pressure medication, cholesterol, diabetes. But by far the biggest risk (8 fold increase) is lack of 200 calories of exercise per day. Hope this is helpful. Never too early to start healthy habits. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old and think I have erectile dysfunction, I can not reach a full erection when having sexual relations, what do I do?

Possible normal: Your are 16 years old , you get penile erection but not full according to you but it may be normal .see your doctor to see , and decide if you need any treatment after examining your genitalia . ...Read more

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A nurse forgot to deflate my catheter and it split my penis open. I’m worried about having permanent erectile dysfunction and sexual problems.

A nurse forgot to deflate my catheter and it split my penis open. I’m worried about having permanent erectile dysfunction and sexual problems.

Split penis: Doubt you would have any problems after you heal up. If you are still concerned, you might consider seeing a Urologist about this. ...Read more

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Recently became sexually active, Despite being erect, my penis is not erect enough to penetrate my gf on 3+ occasions. Erectile dysfunction? Thanks

Recently became sexually active, Despite being erect, my penis is not erect enough to penetrate my gf on 3+ occasions. Erectile dysfunction? Thanks

Here are some...: Most likely, your failed events in vaginal penetration might have occurred during a period of "too" many attempts for intercourse with the interval of penetration being too close or when you were tired. Hence, you are okay. More? Seek counseling or contact me or go to the article in http://formefirst.com/ED-Rx-options.html. Best wishes to health and happiness. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of psychogenic erectile dysfunction? I suddenly haven’t any erection after failed in first sexual experience from 5 months !

What is the treatment of psychogenic erectile dysfunction? I suddenly haven’t any erection  after failed  in first sexual experience from 5 months !

Erectile Dysfunction: I understand your concern about erectile dysfunction. Do nor consider this as a "failure" consider this as an unfulfilled sexual experience. Work with a therapist about your sexuality, sexual needs, desires, expectations developing of emotional intimacy and physical intimacy and then work towards sexual intimacy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of erectile dysfunction secondary to psychological trauma due to a distressing sexual experience ?

What is the treatment of erectile dysfunction secondary to psychological trauma due to a distressing sexual experience ?

Sounds a little like: PTSD, but such a dx needs to be made by a sex therapist, or psychologist with experience with sexual trauma. ED, if all physical causes have been eliminated, is largely about anxiety, in your case probably about potentially emotionally revisiting the trauma, triggered by sexual stimuli. The tx is relaxation, sensate focus, and desensitization--standard tx's for anxiety, applied to sexuality. ...Read more

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Does erectile dysfunction and loss of libido can happen from a psychological trauma from failure of a sexual experience? and what is the cure for it?

Here are some ...: Possible, but I would still advise to have a comprehensive evaluation on general health, lifestyle, sex profile, drug use, etc. by stressing the quality, quantity, and sequence of events on all symptoms plus tests such T-level if testes are soft and "small" or being obese. So doing will define what may cause your current sexual concerns and reasonably propose Rx. That can be done within reach. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of psychogenic erectile dysfunction . I haven’t any libido or any erections after i failed first sexual experience 5 months ago?

What is the treatment of psychogenic erectile dysfunction . I haven’t any libido or any erections after i failed first sexual experience 5 months ago?

A few possibilities: There are a few things to consider trying with psychogenic ed: 1. Sex therapist with cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) 2. Meds like viagra, cialis, Levitra (vardenafil) can help in conjunction with cbt 3. Penile injections just before sex i would recommend seeing a doctor to figure out whether you have primary or secondary psychogenic ed which can help tailor your therapy. ...Read more

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If I have erectile dysfunction, is it ok if i take 100mg sildenafil before intercourse knowing that I do sexual act once daily&i succeed at 100mg pde-5?

If I have erectile dysfunction, is it ok if i take 100mg sildenafil before intercourse knowing that I do sexual act once daily&i succeed at 100mg pde-5?

Should be OK: Provided it does not interfere with your blood pressure/heart medications. Both calcium channel blockers ; benecar are blood vessel dilators, so if anything would also help to achieve erection rather than be responsible for ed. Thi should be discussed with your nephrologist/blood pressure dr. There are certainly meds that can be responsible for ed, but yours fortunately are not. ...Read more

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Which one is cause lower sexual side effects : Prozac or Paxil (paroxetine) ? in other words which one induced erectile dysfunction much more than another ?Thanks

Which one is cause lower sexual side effects : Prozac or Paxil (paroxetine) ? in other words which one induced erectile dysfunction much more than another ?Thanks

Indiv differences: Each man reacts to the various SSRIs (etc) differently and even may vary themselves over time. So, your friend may do better w/ one and you w/ the other. If you don't like the way one works - work w/ your Dr to taper and switch and consider CBT Tx as an alternative or supportive addition to reduce need for drugs. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexual Health Issues (Definition)

"sexual health issues" references a broad range of topics that can occur in the male and female population, and range from adolescence to the geriatric population. Medical issues can include erectile dysfunction in males, and dyspareunia in females. A variety of medical specialists may encounter these ...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