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Vitamins For A Hard Erection
Best over the counter vitamin supplements to improve blood flow to penis and have overall harder, healthier erections?
None: The short and true answer is that there is no vitamin, supplement, or any magic potion which can do it. The TV adds and free mailed literature will claim magic results, please stay away from them ...Read more
Typically not: The b vitamins are key to good neurological function which is involved in an erection but a vitamin b deficiency other than B12 is very uncommon in this day and age. Have your B12 level checked to see if you are lacking and get your B12 from wild fish like salmon (or less preferably from chicken and meat). ...Read more
No: Vitamin D can be very helpful for maintaining healthy bones and a normal Calcium and may have other beneficial effects as well but improving erections is not one of them. Taking 10, 000 units once a week is a good way to make sure you are getting enough D but taking the same amount every day could put you at risk for vitamin D overdose. ...Read more
E.D. needs eval.:
Your complaint of erectile dysfunction may stem from low testosterone levels, arterial vascular disease involving the pudendal artery, or may be due to neurological conditions which are vital to the erectile process.
You need to seek the evaluation of your internal medical physician and urologist. Low 't' levels are readily correctable; while vascular and neurological etiologies need exam. ...Read more
I have a problem when I have sex my erection doesn't last what can I do? Or what vitamin can help me
Urologist suspects mild peyronies on left penile shaft on 28 Jan. Prescribed vitamin e.will this work? .still can get erections during but not at night
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How long should I take the vitamin E tab in peyronies disease? Taking the same for last 45 days. Now I've no pain in erection but a curved penis. Thx
Is it ok to take l-arginine vitamins and folate (folic acid) to improve erections if I have hbp, controlled by meds and with stage 3 kidney disease?
Go ahead: They are unlikely to do you any good or any harm. Both are normal components found in most everything that you eat. ...Read more
Is there a common cause for erectile disfunction in men age 37? If so is there a suggested vitamin or other form of over-the-counter medicine?
Find cause first: There are many causes of er. These range from vascular, metabolic/hormonal, psychological as well as others. You may want to visit your primary care doctor to get a diagnosis. ...Read more
I dought it!: There should be nothing's in a vitamin that would cause the problem. ...Read more
Not vitamins but...: Erectile dysfunction can have many causes so no single treatment will work for everyone, but many men have success with a seaweed extract called seanol (sold as fibronol by nutricology), shown in a study to work better than viagra (sildenafil) (!). The Amino Acid l-arginine (2000 mg) can help, as can zinc & various herbs such as ashwagandha, rhodiola, ginseng, gingko, maca and tribulus. ...Read more
No: And those two issues should both be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
"Hello Doctor! I wanna that is vitamin D important for sexual erectile? If yes, taking vitamin D supplement doesn't have side effect on urogenital? "
No effect: Hi. Vitamin D has no effect on erectile performance. It also has no urogenital side effects. It is good for you nevertheless, and most people who work indoors in the daytime should be taking it. Good luck! ...Read more
Hello Doctor! I wanna that is vitamin D important for sexual erectile? If yes, taking vitamin D supplement doesn't have side effect on urogenital?
Vit D: Adequate levels of Vitamin D are important for many health benefits. Your body naturally makes Vitamin D when you are exposed to sunlight. If you live in an area that is usually cloudy, you may need extra vitamin D. That said, it does not directly affect erectile function. Too much Vitamin D can cause illness. Too little can increase cardiovascular disease risk which can affect ED ...Read more
How's vitamin D deficiency causes with erectile dysfunction? Is it related to endothelium damage?
Endothelial damage: Endothelial damage to blood vessels usally has multiple causes. Research indicates that the damage occurs when endothelial cells are in an "inflammatory" state, yet this state is not due to vitamin or anti-oxidant deficiencies alone. Other metabolic factors such as LDL levels and LDL subtypes, diabetes, mechanical sheer stress from elevated blood pressure and genetic factors all play a role. ...Read more
Hi. Age 35 male. Vitamin D3 = 10, Testosterone = 153, Uric acid = 10.1 - Erectile dysfunction as well. Are they interlinked? Can there be 1 root cause
No one root cause: Hi. No one root cause. Your low testosterone needs to be worked up, but it's very likely related to your ED. The low vitamin D (probably 25 (OH)vitamin D, NOT vit. D3) is due to lack of sun exposure and poor dietary supplementation; take vit. D3 supplements. Your uric acid elevation could be insulin resistance/type 2 diabetes or gout. No one root cause for all of those. You doc will help. Good luck ...Read more
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Is it normal to have pasty bm and it's hard to pass it's not black or bloody, I've been taking vitamins but nothing with iron why is this happening?
Yes, can be normal..: Changes in the consistency of stool can occur, and be considered normal, with any and all alterations in what goes into you gastrointestinal tract: from changes in food, beverages, medications, supplements, even gum! The stool consistency you describe sounds like it needs more bulk: gradually add some fiber in the form of whole grain cereal, bread, brown rice, possibly some vegetables. ...Read more
Hard to say: People perform at their best when they are well rested, have a balanced nutrition, are not ill and work in a familiar setting. Unless the kid has a vitamin deficiency, supplements would not help. Teens need a minimum of 9 hours/d with increases if studying hard, playing sports or in a growth spurt. Fix what you can and get a checkup if this does not improve. ...Read more
Common problem.: Many people have difficulty swallowing pills. If this is a new problem for you or you are getting pills/food stuck when you swallow, see your doctor. Otherwise, ask your pharmacist for chewable vitamins. "gummy" vitamins are popular with kids and are widely available. Your pharmacist can help assure that you are taking adult equivalents. Many meds also come in liquid form. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Try different iron:
Iron supplements often cause constipation and GI upset but some forms are better absorbed and tolerated than others. Iron Bis-glycinate is much less likely to cause side effects. Taking Vitamin C with iron also enhances absorption.
You can also eat more foods with iron- see
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My daughter is 15 & she has an extremely hard time swallowing pills. Any suggestions on a good gummy vitamin or tiny oval shape vitamin for her?
Time to train: Many kids can jump this hurdle if they make enough effort. I have had parents train their 2 yo to take pills, but many adults still have issues. I like to have kids get a bag of m&m mini's, red hots, or other candy along with a glass of whatever. While they are distracted by their favorite tv show or a movie, I have them try to swallow one at a time. By the end of a show, many can swallow pills. ...Read more
Is it really possible to get all nutrition needs (vitamin and mineral etc) all from the food we eat alone? I find it hard to believe it can be done.
Supplements: Yes, one can get all the vitamins and minerals they need just from diet alone. This is accomplished by maintaining a diet that his high in a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins from different sources, low in saturated fats, high in unsaturated fats, and a variety of complex carbohydrates. Vitamins are like insurance, take them "just in case" you don't eat as recommended. ...Read more
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