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Any advice for herbal medicine for impotence?

Any advice for herbal medicine for impotence?

Don't waste your $$: There are no herbal medicine that works. Cut down your tobacco, control your glucose and lose weight. Talk w/your doctor about any other medication. That's the only things other than relaxation and prescription rx that can help. ...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


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What are good medicines to manage my impotence while being on Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). My problem is not with anorgasm but having and maintaining an erection.

What are good medicines to manage my impotence while being on Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). My problem is not with anorgasm but having and maintaining an erection.

Would switch med.: I really don't like medicating the side effect of another medication. My first thought would be to see if that issue goes away with a different med, other than Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). If it doesn't, of if you just really think Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) works well for you, you'd have to take the Viagra-type meds to help with your erection. ...Read more

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What are the dangers associated with trying a new impotence drug?

What are the dangers associated with trying a new impotence drug?

Side effects: Any time you try a new drug, regardless if for impotence or some other reason, you risk side effects. All medication, prescription or otc, all supplement, no matter how natural, organic, herbal, etc, has potential side effects. They can also interact w/other meds & supplements. Pde5 inhibitors can cause hypotension if taken w/nitrates. Caverject & Edex (alprostadil) require an injection. Find out all your optio. ...Read more

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Is it true that impotence drug, like Cialis, loses its effectiveness over time? If yes, how?

Cialis not working: Hi aa30, I am not a great supporter of Cialis because I think it is overkill to use a drug daily for an event that occurs once or twice a month and lasts 10 mins if you are very skilled. In addition, you raise a good point that the body eventually develops some tolerance to everything with passage of time. I agree! ...Read more

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Ihave impotence. I with normal hermonal, I take depakine chrono, lamotrigine. Does epilespy & his drugs cause ED? Does lamotrigine not cause ED?

Ihave impotence. I with normal hermonal, I take depakine chrono, lamotrigine. Does epilespy & his drugs cause ED? Does lamotrigine not cause ED?

The drugs mess u up: Not so much the epilepsy that leads to ED...but definitely the drugs and their combination with each other can be big time cause of ED. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if taking blood pressure drugs can cause impotence?

Yes: Depending on the drug but a more common thing is that decrease libido. A trip to the doctor and a discussion will help sort it out. ...Read more

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What is difference between impotence and erectile dysfunction? Is ED just a term from the drug companies?

What is difference between impotence and erectile dysfunction? Is ED just a term from the drug companies?

No difference: Ed is a term coined by the pharmaceutical companies to make it more politically correct for tv ads. No difference. ...Read more

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Is it true most of the medicine for high pressure and depression will make men impotence?

Is it true most of the medicine for high pressure and depression will make men impotence?

Yes and no: Some medication that treat high blood pressure can cause sexual side effects. It is important to discuss this with your physician so that a medication without this side effect can be chosen. Most of the medications that treat depression can cause delayed ejaculation in males. This side effect tends to go away after a few weeks. ...Read more

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In which cases does viagra help? Does viagra and similar drugs help with infertility or impotence... Basically, in which cases do they help, and which don't they? If my penis doesn't get rock-hard, just semi-hard, and with a lot of stimulus, would it help

In which cases does viagra help? Does viagra and similar drugs help with infertility or impotence... Basically, in which cases do they help, and which don't they? If my penis doesn't get rock-hard, just semi-hard, and with a lot of stimulus, would it help

Viagra (sildenafil): Viagra (sildenafil) is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (otherwise known as impotence), therefore it helps achieve and maintain an erection. It does not have any affect on sperm count or quality etc. On the other hand, it can indirectly help with infertility if the problem is due to the male partner not being able to achieve erection and ejaculate.
Please speak to your doctor to find out if you are a good candidate for viagra (sildenafil) treatment.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have impotence, I am 35 years old. 106 kg. My penis feels numb at times. I am having medicine cetrizen for itching due to rashes.

Cetirizine?: This drug may occasionally cause drowsiness and thus the impotence. Stop taking it for 72 hours and see if this helps your sexual performance. If not, you need to consult an urologist to find out the cause which may or may not signify something more serious. ...Read more

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What is the best erectile dysfunction drug to take?

Depends: It'd be nice to know the cause. Some men lack testosterone, whereas others have problems with penis vasculature or nerves that are not working properly.
Viagra, Cialis or Levitra (vardenafil) are frequently used empirically, meaning without knowing the cause for sure and all 3 of those appear to be equally effective between themselves. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for erectile dysfunction?

One that works for u: Seriously! Best medicine varies for any given individual. What's best for one isn't always best for someone else. Regarding erectile dysfunction, PDE-5 inhibitors such as Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Staxyn, Stendra & Viagra are easy to take pills that are typically successful, tho expensive. Yohimbe is not as effective. Alprostadil is more invasive, whether a pellet is placed in urethral or a shot is given. ...Read more

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Erectile dysfunction--is this a made-up term to sell drugs?

Not if you have it!: Yes, I agree that we have a problem w/"medicalizing" conditions in order to sell drugs. This is a real issue. However, those of us in front lines of medicine only feel comfortable talking about conditions for which we have a reasonable solution/medication. A quarter century ago when I was training, no one really addressed depression b/c no safe drugs existed. Now it's a common condition like ed. ...Read more

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What's the best erectile dysfunction treatmentbother than drugs?

What's the best erectile dysfunction treatmentbother than drugs?

Lifestyle changes: There are many causes for erectile dysfunction: psychosocial, physical, metabolic, hormonal, dietary, neurologic, and vascular--just to name a few. I would recommend seeing your primary care physician to get a thorough history/physical/bloodwork exam to rule out serious causes, which if present will need to be optimized before ed can improve. Weight loss and a good diet will help ...Read more

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Would use of an erectile dysfunction drug resolve this matter or would it be a temporary fix?

Would use of an erectile dysfunction drug resolve this matter or would it be a temporary fix?

It sounds like: There is a lot more going on than erectile dyfunction. The erectile dysfunction medications will provide assistance for short periods of time - they are not an over-all fix. I wonder if you are suffering from major depression or another medical problem. Please see your physician for work up. ...Read more

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Is unani medicine good for erectile dysfunction. If u do not have any other reasons to have ed?

Is unani medicine good for erectile dysfunction. If u do not have any other reasons to have ed?

No, it isn't: At your age erectile dysfunction can occur, but it is more commonly caused by anxiety and other psychological factors, or by medication, or by prior use of anabolics, opiates, etc. There are medications which can treat it, but only after a thorough evaluation 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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Best medicine for erectile dysfunction without side effects?

Best medicine for erectile dysfunction without side effects?

There is none: All meds used for erectile dysfunction have side effects and one has to try to see which one can be effective and has none or minimal side effects in individual case. ...Read more

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What drugs can commonly caue side effects of erectile dysfunction?

What drugs can commonly caue side effects of erectile dysfunction?

Many: Probably one of the most common are ssris (a group of anti depressants), some antihypertensives like beta blockers
(metoprolol, atenolol, etc), diuretics. ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter drug to take for erectile dysfunction?

What is a good over-the-counter drug to take for erectile dysfunction?

Yes: The best nonprescription treatment for ED is increase physical activity! Physical activity improves blood flow, raises testosterone, raises self-esteem--all key ingredients to better erections. Korean ginseng, l-arginine, maca are all natural substances that have been studied and may be effective in improving erections. ...Read more

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What medicine are used for pre mature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction?

What medicine are used for pre mature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction?

PE vs ED: Premature ejaculation is different issue/condition from erectile dysfunction although former could lead to latter. PE is usually treated non-medically although SSRIs (anti-depressants) can be used due to potential side effect of anorgasmia. ED is treated most commonly w/PDE-5 inhibitors followed by alprostadil in non-oral forms. Check out more options on this website. ...Read more

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Erectile dysfunction due to medicine side effect. Will I recover after I quit the drug?

ED: Assuming that your erectile dysfunction was solely related to a new medication, you should recover normal function with discontinuation of the offending medication, most often, ed is multifacorial however. If ed persists after physician approved discontinuation of medication, see a urologist for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What medicines are suitable for diabetic patients who have erectile dysfunction?

What medicines are suitable for diabetic patients who have erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction: If you ask that question you need to make an early appointment with your doctor. He/she will take your history, examine you, and order appropriate labs. You will likely be referred to a urologist as well. ...Read more

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What medicines are suitable for diabetic patients who have erectile dysfunction?

What medicines are suitable for diabetic patients who have erectile dysfunction?

2 classes: Hi. The PDE5 inhibitors (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra) and the prostaglandin E1 agonist (alprostadil) work well with ED in diabetics. If medical therapy doesn't work, surgical options exist. Good luck! ...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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Can u please suggest me any Ayurvedic medicine for erectile dysfunction...

Can u please suggest me any Ayurvedic medicine for erectile dysfunction...

Find the cause: This kind of question is best handled by a relationship with a local, accountable, evidence-based practitioner who knows the ayurvedic meds. If you have erectile dysfunction at your age (i.e., don't get hard even with your favorite partner / images / thoughts), I'm worried you have hemochromatosis, a prolactinoma or something else dangerous that a mainstream physician could find. ...Read more

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Please explain which food or herbal medicine could treat erectile dysfunction?

Please explain which food or herbal medicine could treat erectile dysfunction?

Food or herb?: There is no single food that can be consumed to treat erectile function. If there were, men would have consumed all of it by now. As for herbs, while many are advertised for ED, in the States, dietary supplement manufacturers can legally make miraculous claims w/o proof so buyer beware. Of note, the prescription drug yohimbine is derived from the over-the-counter African tree bark yohimbe. ...Read more

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How could the side effects with respect to erectile dysfunction of medicines of high BP be avoided?

Nutrition & exercise: High blood pressure is often related to being overweight & out of shape. In and of itself, this can cause erectile dysfunction. But so can medications used to treat hypertension. Therefore, to avoid side effect complications, change your eating habits & get physically active regularly in order to improve health, lower blood pressure & strengthen erections. ...Read more

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Used penis extender and drugs on top of the penis. Erectile dysfunction ever since 2 years ago expert said is psychological. Analysis I should do?

Not on the internet: I am sorry to continue to report but without an examination and some testing there is no answer going to come from strangers on the internet. We do not know who this 'expert' was; what they really said or recored from the visit and what testing you have had done. Your answer will only come from an in person expert. If you do not agree with the previous expert you need a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have moderately elevated cholesterol levels, and am prescribe statin drugs. Which control it nicely, but cause erectile dysfunction. Alternatives?

I have moderately elevated cholesterol levels, and am prescribe statin drugs. Which control it nicely, but cause erectile dysfunction. Alternatives?

Different dose or me: Compliance with medication is affected when problems arise, especially ed. Try switching to a different statin, lower the dose & combine with another cholesterol medication. Consider a stress test b/c ED and coronary artery blockage are connected. Decrease your animal fat including dairy and eat more plants. Add coq10 200mg to help with statin side effects and fish oil to help with triglyceride. ...Read more

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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

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Pls what is d best medicine to boost sperm count/motility & to ehance strong erection bcos I do hv erectile dysfunction occasionally.

Pls what is d best medicine to boost sperm count/motility & to ehance strong erection bcos I do hv erectile dysfunction occasionally.

Erectile Dysfunction: Hi, the best way to approach this is to see your PMD to find out why you have ED, is it due to hormonal imbalance or it's due to psychological issues. ...Read more

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What medicine should I take to treat erectile dysfunction if I have rheumatic heart disease?

It depends: Upon the cause. If no medical cause is present, any of the three products (viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) cialis) would probably work. Be sure to get clearance from your doctor re: your cardiac health and any medications you may be receiving. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Impotence (Definition)

Impotence = pattern of inability ...Read more