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Dr. Anil
Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD)
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i have been suffering from erectile dysfunction for 4 months.

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i have been suffering from erectile dysfunction for 4 months. the problem occurs not just during intercourse but also during masturbation. the erections appear to be lazy at best and when intercourse does occur it is often numb and uncomfortable.
What is your age?
Do you have any medical history of Diabetes, Hypertension?
Do you smoke and drink alcohol?
Stress and anxiety?
Are you taking any medication?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
im 26
i have no record of diabetes or hypertension
i smoke but i dont drink
i dont feel stressed or anxious as such
im not taking medication
Do you have inability to maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes it tends to not be fully erect
When a sexual problem occurrs ,it can cause an anxiety response, which inhibits your natural sex response.
This is common cause of erectile dysfunction .

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse .

As such brain plays an important role in erection and usually issues like depression , anxiety, work stress, emotional stress, relationship problems, trouble with partner etc can cause erectile dysfunction .

Psychological causes are often the cause of sexual problems .

Following measures are very important in your case

Stop smoking.
Exercise regularly.
Reduce stress.
Get enough sleep.

Exercise, particularly aerobic exercise is an effective cheap treatment for erectile dysfunction
As such you should first consult a sexual therapist for appropriate therapy as well .

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
is the fact that even manually i am not able to maintain an erection a serious factor. is it possible to have physical damage to the penis.
At your age chances of physical damage are less .
There is a higher incidence of erectile dysfunction among older men .
In older men ED usually has a physical cause .
??Performance anxiety in your case .
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thankyou youve been very helpful
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