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Difficulty in erection. Treatment?

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hi i 26yo and cant get eriction to have sex but i can when im buy my self
Posted Mon, 21 May 2012 in Erectile Dysfunction
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 9 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.

From the symptoms that you are having erection when masturbating but no erection during intercourse, it looks like the erectile dysfunction is psychological in nature.

I will describe some simple measures which you can incorporate and these should help you. First of all, quit smoking and alcohol (if you are taking any), indulge in physical exercise and eat a healthy diet. Have faith in yourself and do not take any stress.

You can talk to your partner openly and indulge in plenty of foreplay before sex. Exercise, particularly aerobic exercise is very effective. If however the symptoms persist then we need to rule out certain medical conditions. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or thyroid conditions, poor circulation, low testosterone and neurological causes.

The commonly prescribed drug by the doctors is sildenafil, which causes erections to be stronger and long lasting. However it is not safe to take this drug without a doctor’s advise and moreover it is important to rule out these medical conditions as well.

So please consult a urologist if even after the lifestyle modifications you are having weak erections.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions then please do post us.

Wishing you good health.

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