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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 are some of the more common medications for erectile dysfunction?

What are some of the more common medications for erectile dysfunction?

ED: Pd5 inhibitors are the mainstay of therapy for ED. Sildenafil, vardenafil, and tadalafil are the only ones FDA approved in the US. Urethral suppositories of prostaglandine1 as well as injectable pge1 are available and FDA approved. Other injections of papaverine, regitine (phentolamine) and Atropine are used but not FDA approved for ED. Stay away from the so called natural alternatives; a waste of $$$$. ...Read more

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What are the causes for erectile problems in male?

What are the causes for erectile problems in male?

Erectile Dysfunction: There are several causes of erectile dysfunction which includes medical conditions like diabetes hypertension.Medications, drugs, and other psychological factors. In your age group most likely you're suffering from performance anxiety. But if you are concerned see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the risks of using yohimbine for erectile dysfunction?

What are the risks of using yohimbine for erectile dysfunction?

Yohimbine Risks: Yohimbine was the only available oral treatment for ED prior to the advent of Viagra (sildenafil) in 1998. Since that time it has seen little use. Its benefits are not better than a sugar pill. There are no significant side effects from its use from evaluating the known literature on its effectiveness. ...Read more

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What are the causes and cure of erectile dysfunction?

What are the causes and cure of erectile dysfunction?

Many causes: There are many causes 1 drugs like antidepressants and nicotine and alcohol 2peyronies disease 3 psychological causes 4 aging 5 kidney failre 5 diseases like diabetes and multiple sclerosis 6 smoking 7 prostate surgery 8 hypogonadism and testosterone deficiency treatment is directed towards cause and some may be cired others may curred , others will need drugs like viagra/cialis/levitra injection. ...Read more

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What are a few lesser-known causes of erectile dysfunction?

What are a few lesser-known causes of erectile dysfunction?

Many . . .: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/erectile-dysfunction/basics/causes/con-20034244 for list of some causes of erectile dysfunction. Go see your family doc for complete evaluation before considering therapeutic options. ...Read more

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Are alprostadil and sildenafil (viagra) effective in the treatment of all types of erectile impotence?

Are alprostadil and sildenafil (viagra) effective in the treatment of all types of erectile impotence?

No: Nothing works all the time. That is certainly true of these agents. For instance, if the blood vessels that are responsible for creating an erection are damaged then these medications probably won't work. ...Read more

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What are the possible pharmacological basis of a patient's complain of non response to Sildenafil recommended for management of sexual dysfunction.

Other illness: When a medication for erectile dysfunction doesn't work, assuming the person took the medication as directed, it may be because there are other medical illnesses. Diabetes, high blood pressure, alcohol dependence, or other medications interfering with the sildenafil. Discuss all of this with your treating physician to determine the cause, and you should be able to get this cleared up. ...Read more

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

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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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What are some of the main effects of male having balanitis.?

What are some of the main effects of male having balanitis.?

Balanitis: Balanitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection. In my experience this is experienced as painful or itchy red swollen head of the penis or the area of his circumcision. One needs in most cases to be on an antibiotic for treating this. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are the most common therapies for depression other than meds?

What are the most common therapies for depression other than meds?

Natural treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and support groups. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. If you have severe depression which is adversely affecting your ability to function, please see a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of erectile difficulties?

What are the most common causes of erectile difficulties?

Poor blood flow: Poor blood flow from smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity are the most common causes in america. Low testosterone is also very common and easily treated after a consultation with your physician. ...Read more

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Which drug is more effective for treating erectile dysfunction - viagra, cialis or levitra (vardenafil)?

Which drug is more effective for treating erectile dysfunction - viagra, cialis or levitra (vardenafil)?

See remark: All three drugs have same basic ingredient They all work well, each may have few whistles & bells. Cialis stays in our system about 3 days .I tell my patients it is like comparing Plymouth & Dodge...or chevy and Pontiac. For some reason some respond to one more than others.. ...Read more

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Treating erectile dysfunction due to cholesterol?

Go for it: What affects the blood vessels of the heart also affect the vessels of the big guy. Unfortunately, very little reversal of ed on a long term basis in most trials, but you live in the age of cialis. Congrats! ...Read more

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How effective is Kamagra for treating erectile dysfunction?

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Aka Sildenafil: Kamagra is the brand name for generic Sildenafil which is sold in the States as Viagra! Kamagra is available in Georgia (country, not state), Peru & Venezuela (http://www.drugs.com/international/kamagra.html). Sildenafil is a prescription medication proven to be effective for erectile dysfunction although it also has known side effects. See your family doc for evaluation before starting drug. ...Read more

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What is the first stepof treating erectile dysfunction?Should i first check to see if it's a mental problem, or should I check my blood analysis first?

What is the first stepof treating erectile dysfunction?Should i first check to see if it's a mental problem, or should I check my blood analysis first?

ED: You should begin by seeing a urologist for an evaluation to rule out physiological problems if all is normal then you may consider seeing a therapist to find out why this is happening. Take care! ...Read more

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Hi dr is chelation therapy helpful for treating erectile dysfunction caused by blocked arteries?

Hi dr is chelation therapy helpful for treating  erectile dysfunction caused by blocked arteries?

No: Blocked arteries need to be either bypassed or cleaned to have flow again. Chelation therapy, i can't comment on usefulness to avoid debate with other doctors. Some promote it, some don't. Some believe it, some don't. Some benefit financially, I am neutral. ...Read more

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What are some of the more common medications for erectile dysfunction?

ED: Pd5 inhibitors are the mainstay of therapy for ED. Sildenafil, vardenafil, and tadalafil are the only ones FDA approved in the US. Urethral suppositories of prostaglandine1 as well as injectable pge1 are available and FDA approved. Other injections of papaverine, regitine (phentolamine) and Atropine are used but not FDA approved for ED. Stay away from the so called natural alternatives; a waste of $$$$. ...Read more

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Since compression to the nerves that exit the lower spinal cord cause erectile dysfunction in some men what can be done about it?

Since compression to the nerves that exit the lower spinal cord cause erectile dysfunction in some men what can be done about it?

As above: If u want tretment for the compressed nerve ask u orthopaedist. And if u want treatment for erectyle dysfunction , perhaps u urologist can help. ...Read more

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I am a 27 year old male struggling with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. I use to cycle a lot. Is this common for men at my age? I’m using Cialis at the moment but feel like this symptom should not be present at my age?

I am a 27 year old male struggling with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. I use to cycle a lot. Is this common for men at my age? I’m using Cialis at the moment but feel like this symptom should not be present at my age?

Your doc: Or a natural doc can test your hormone levels and rule out circulatory issues. Also, a clinical psychologist can teach you skills to keep from focusing on your "performance" which interferes also. Peace and good health. The psychologist or a licensed sex therapist can help w/premature ejaculation. This is not common for men your age. Cycling MAY be doing something to your prostate. ...Read more

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Can young men get erectile dysfunction?

Yes: Remember, 50% of causes of erectile dysfunction are emotional - anxiety, depression, ptsd - and as such can be experienced in younger people without any medical conditions. As well, younger men may have testosterone deficiency which can affect both desire and performance. ...Read more

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Do young men experience erectile dysfunction?

Yes: Yes, all males can experience erectile dysfunction. This is a multifactorial condition that can occur in any age group for various reasons. If this is a new finding or if the patient is very young, it would be appropriate to see your physician for a general workup as there may be physiological condition that may be treatable and correct the problem. ...Read more

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

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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 are diseases that cause erectile dysfunction in young men?

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What are diseases that cause erectile dysfunction in young men?

Erectile dysfunction: Diabetes & sickle cell anemia are two conditions that come to mind when considering erectile dysfunction in young men. Smoking is still high on list along w/use of illicit agents. Stress from performance anxiety is more likely to cause ED than is work, money & family, unless latter doesn't like your choice of partner(s). ...Read more

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What medications are available to help with erectile dysfunction?

Multiple: The medications currently indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction include viagra, (sildenafil) levitra/staxyn, and cialis, in addition, there are a number of other medications that can be used as well, but they are not fda approved for this use. ...Read more

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What is the cheapest erectile dysfunction medication?

What is the cheapest erectile dysfunction medication?

I do not think you: Will have answer for this kind of question . I would suggest you to go to your doc and evaluated and diagnosed . If your are diagnosed with erectile dysfunction . Generic form of Levitra (vardenafil) is cheapest and you can buy it by prescription from wal-mart ...Read more

Men (Definition)

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Inability To Sustain An Erection (Definition)

Impotence or Erectile dysfunction describes inability to initiate or maintain a satisfactory ...Read more