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Erectile dysfunction due to alcohol consumption - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   HI
User :   I am having problem related to sexual interaction
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I am facing continous erection problem
User :   I couldnot resist my erection for more than 50 seconds
Doctor :  
ok
User :   also I am facing premature ejaculation problem
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since when you are facing this problem?
User :   since last 1 year
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please provide your age, location and occupation.
User :   age-32,location-nagpur,occupation-service
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are you having diabetes, hypertension?
User :   no
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do you smoke?
User :   no
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do you consume alcohol?
User :   yes
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have done any investions for this since one year?
User :   also eat nonveg
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ok
User :   no not done so, as some times I could do sex successfully
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have you done any investigations for this since one year?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   so I thougt it is not necessary
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how many times a week do you consume alcohol?
User :   twice or thrice with maximum 90 ml at one day
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do you have this problem after having lot of drinks? or is it present all the time?
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do mean to say you consume alcohol 90 ml/day two to three times a week?
User :   it is present all the time
User :   yes
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so your drinking pattern is not related to the erection problem you are facing?
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and since how long you are consuming alcohol?
User :   I left this since 1.5 years but recently I started again
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ok
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i will help you to understand what is happening
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since you do not have any other health issues at present
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the most likely cause for you to have this erection problem is alcohol consumption
User :   but what I feel that my penis is having no sense now a days
Doctor :   yes, i will explain to you
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alcohol causes general vasodilatation in the body
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that is it dilates blood vessels.
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in achieving an erection, the main factor is fillling of blood in the penis, and no backflow
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which allows to to hold an erection until the time you ejaculate
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when you consume alcohol,
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it dilates the blood vessels
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causing blood to drain out easily from penis
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causing the erection to fall soon or not happen at all
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have you understood/followed what i have said?
User :   Yes Doctor, but please tell me that last 1.5 years I was not consuming any alchol but tht time also I faces the similar problem
Doctor :  
also you should get blood pressure and sugar levels checked.
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i will help you in this
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there might be other causes also operating
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in general, there are two main groups that can be classified as causes
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1.psychological
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2.physical/organic causes
User :   I feel very depressed when I could not do sex properly
Doctor :  
For some men, erectile dysfunction develops with age or may be related to depression or another psychological cause
Doctor :   depression causes loss of erection
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feeling nervous about or self-conscious about sex; feeling stressed either at home or at work; or feeling troubled in your current relationship, all these may cause this to happen
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if these are the causes identified, you need not worry but solve these, and the erection problem will be solved
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however if the causes are due to organic reasons, such as
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as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart and vascular disease, low male hormone level, prostate cancer, and diabetes
Doctor :   you will need to investigate them,and treat these causes
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even liver and kidney damage due to previous alcohol use can be a reason
User :   all this is curable or not, if it is happened
Doctor :  
respiratory diseases, liver, kidney diseases, nervous system diseases are also known to cause
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these medical things can be kept under control
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and further damage prevented
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diseases like diabetes, hypertension cannot be cured, but controlled
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one more cause could be hypogonadism, that is the male genital structures are not developed well
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did you face this problem before 1.5 years time?
User :   no never
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and also thyroid disorders are known to cause this
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so you will need a thorough helath checkup
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to reach to a possible cause for this
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and then treat the cause
User :   can u suggest any specialist in my city
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but since you said you are feeling depressed, you can report to a physician, and tell the problem, undergo an examination
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he will prescribe you
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You can use the search a doctor/hospital feature on our homepage to find a doctor in your area. If you wish, we can fix up your appointment with a doctor in your area.
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please give details of which speciality doctor you would like to fix the appointment with
User :   sex specialist
User :   thank you
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for doctor, speciality in your area
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   I want this problem to get solved at the earliest
Doctor :   you can take the consultation, try these few tips that i will give you
User :   ok
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1, avoid cold environment when having intercourse
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2. avoid alcohol intake before intercourse
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3. avoid any drug use
User :   sure
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5. avoid being nervous/anxious before having intercourse
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6. Try doing a lot of foreplay before penetration, this helps in maintaining erection and satisfying your partner
User :   actually I get into thinking before intercourse that now I vl do it successfull or not

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this will hamper your performance and ability to
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achieve erection
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