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What are the signs of impotence?

What are the signs of impotence?

Impotence: Impotence in a male generally refers to the inability to achieve a firm erection or maintain one for vaginal penetration and having satisfactory sexual performance with your partner. Anal penetration may be difficult even for a potent male. ...Read more

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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


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What are the causes of impotence?

What are the causes of impotence?

A lot of things: Erectile functioning is dependent on multiple systems in our bodies coordinating to facilitate dilation of the erectile chambers of the penis, called the corpora cavernosa. This includes an intact central and peripheral nervous system, arteries and veins. Medications are a cause of impotence. Depression can present as ed too. A patient with ed should see a urologist for a complete workup. ...Read more

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Does methadone cause impotence?

Does methadone cause impotence?

Yes, it can: Hello. Yes, Methadone can certainly cause this due to long term opioid use and its effects on your testosterone. You should ask your provider to check a hormone panel if you are experiencing erectile dysfunction with opioid use. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can bronchitis cause impotence?

Can bronchitis cause impotence?

Not directly, but: If you are not breathing adequately, your body will stay geared for "fight or flight" and not relax so the "feed or breed" (psns) can take over. So too much working to breathe will inhibit erection. Optimize lung disease first, then see urologist if problem persists. ...Read more

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Does clomifene cause impotence ?

Does clomifene cause impotence ?

No: Clomiphene is used in an attempt to stimulate ovulation in women or sperm production in males and increase fertility. It has no effect on sexual function. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause impotence in men?

Can diabetes cause impotence in men?

Diabetes, impotence: Yes , diabetes is one of the most common causes of impotence. Other causes are high blood pressure, high blood lipids, smoking, low testosterone, and some medications can be problematic. ...Read more

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How does online porn cause impotence ?

How does online porn cause impotence ?

It Doesn't: There is no evidence that viewing pornography online will lead to impotence. However, if your significant other is devoting time to online pornography rather than directing his/her attention to you this may indicate a lack of intimacy in your relationship, which could lead to impotence and sexual dysfunction. Consider discussing this with your primary doctor or seeing a relationship counselor. ...Read more

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Does impotence have to do with diabetes?

Does impotence have to do with diabetes?

ED: Yes, quite often diabetics have some degree of ed due to the effects of diabetes on small vessels and nerve conduction. ...Read more

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Any solution for male impotence due diabetes?

ED: There are many options. Diabetes is a very common cause of erectile dysfunction. See a urologist to discuss options. They range from pills to penile prosthesis surgery. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is impotence curable or not?

Can you let me know is impotence curable or not?

Many possibilities: There are many physical and emotional problems that can lead to erectile dysfunction. Or, you may just have an overzealous expectation of what your erection should be. Don't look on the internet or ask friends, talk w/your doctor. Many cases of impotence are treatable, some curable. Stay away from tobacco, alcohol, opiates and certain medication. ...Read more

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Is male impotence due to smoking ever reversible?

Is male impotence due to smoking ever reversible?

Maybe: It depends on how long you smoked. Smoking destroys the small blood vessels that open up to get erections. Consider getting a penile duplex ultrasound to evaluate penile blood flow. ...Read more

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Can methandrostenolone cause long term impotence?

Yes: Any anabolic steroid can cause temporary or even permanent damage to the hormone mechanisms that control testosterone secretion and also sperm production. Depends upon the particular individual, as well as dose and duration and potency of anabolic. There are many other dangers as well. ...Read more

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Could taking khat in moderation not cause impotence?

Could taking khat in moderation not cause impotence?

Here are some ...: It may. In studies, this herb is known to have mind-altering effect with no significant medicinal effect. What do you mean "in moderation" for its use? Its mind-altering effect may drive its users into "addiction". So, don't us it and see Doc if you feel need something to help you for some reason. For detail? To http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/khat. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Is Cialis ok for impotence problems in 39 yr old male?

Is Cialis ok for impotence problems in 39 yr old male?

Yes but only if . . : Cialis is a fine drug for impotence or erectile dysfunction in any age as long as you're not taking a nitrate. The combination of the two could cause excessively low blood pressure & even death. This also applies to any of its competitors, eg levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, stendra & viagra. The beauty of muse & Caverject is that they can be used w/nitrates to treat ed. But 1st go see your family physician! ...Read more

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What're the differences between impotence and sterility?

What're the differences between impotence and sterility?

Impotence/sterility: Impotence is when erection or penetration fails due to psychological reasons such as worry, or physiological reasons such as prostate. Sterility is inability to produce offspring or to conceive. ...Read more

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What causes impotence and how can you prevent getting it?

Lots of reasons: Lots of reasons to become impotent or develop erectile dysfunction. Stress in the form of finances, family, friends, work, guilt, religion, culture, etc can lead to ed. Medically speaking, ed is associated w/various medications, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression & more. If it doesn't resolve, it's imperative that you go see your family doc. ...Read more

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Impotence (Definition)

Impotence = pattern of inability ...Read more