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How can I get and maintain an erection ?

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problems getting erection and keeping it
Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2012 in Erectile Dysfunction
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 13 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.

Basically what you are having is erectile dysfunction. An erection problem is the inability to get or maintain an erection that is firm enough for a man to have intercourse. If the condition persists, the medical term is erectile dysfunction.

The causes may be psychological, smoking, alcohol, illicit drugs and medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or thyroid conditions, poor circulation, low testosterone, depression, spinal cord and neurological causes. To exactly pinpoint a diagnosis you need to get a complete examination done from a urologist.

Aprovel is used in patients who have essential hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney disease in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). In your case uncontrolled blood pressure and diabetes can be two important causes and maybe you need a dose adjustment of this drug as well. Do get your blood sugar levels and your blood pressure monitored.

If the symptoms still persist then the above mentioned causes should be ruled out.

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 the medical conditions mentioned above. 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 advice and moreover it is important to rule out these medical conditions as well.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

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