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Have trouble maintaining erection, dull sex life

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Since last 8 years or so .. I am having sex issue, ie mainting the erection.
2003-4 - I found that I couldn't able to maintain my erection for long.
2005 - I got married.
2006 - I got a baby girl.
2005 - 2006 - Sex life was dull, hardly had 10 times proper sex, but used to try every day.
2007 - 2010 - Dull sex life, I don't remember any day having proper sex.
2010 - Till today - Hardly have any sex.. no erection while doing sex activity with partner.
Posted Fri, 28 Sep 2012 in Sexual Problems
Answered by Dr. A. CHAKRAVARTHY 22 hours later

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by two major causes.

1. Physical - Due to physical factors like hormonal deficiency, obesity, smoking, DIABETES etc.

2. Psychological - Most common at your age; Stress, Performance anxiety, guilt about any other sexual activity can contribute to this.

Any physical ailments can decrease the libido as well as alterations in related hormones.

I would suggest the following:

1. Penile Doppler study to rule out any vascular defects, Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) test,

2. Check Testosterone, Luteinizing hormone (LH), Prolactin, and Thyroid hormone levels

3. Proper control of blood sugar level.

4. Involve yourself in anti stress activities like meditation, yoga and pranayama.

5. If these do not help, you can take Phosphodiesterase inhibitors like tadalafil can boost your confidence for erectile dysfunction. These are prescription drugs and I would suggest you see your physician for the same.

6. Sex Therapy: Sex Therapy is an effective method of desensitizing fear or performance anxiety. Sex Therapy can be provided by a Sexual Medicine consultant or Sex Therapist. Consider visiting at your location.

I hope I have addressed your concerns in detail. Still, I would be available for follow ups.

Wish you healthy sexual life

Consultant in Reproductive & Sexual Medicine
"great sex.happy life"
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