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Alcohol intake and erectile dysfunction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Erectile Dysfunction
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User :   If I stop drinking will I get my erection back
User :   Hi
User :   Hi there.
User :   How can I help you ?
User :   I seem to be struggling with getting an erection when when I need to. I suspect it may be rooted in my alcohol intake, as I drink most nights. I was wondering, if I ceased drinking would I get my erections back?
User :   Yes it can be one of the mot important reasons for Erectile dysfunction.
User :   May I know your age please ?
User :   44.
User :   Ok.
User :   So if I cease, this would help me.
User :   Since when are you having this problem ?
User :   I'd guess a few years. I've a new partner in my life and I'd like to 'perform' better..
User :   Yes I can understand your problem.
User :   May I ask you a few more questions to help you better ?
User :   Of course,
User :   May I know your height and weight ?
User :   6'.
User :   17 stone.
User :   Overweight, desk job, also a contributory factor?
User :   I could not undrestand 17 stone , Could you translate or convert to pounds or kilograms ?
User :   272 pounds 123 kilo
User :   I feel the two most important contributory factors for ED are being Obese and consuming Alcohol.
User :   Do you smoke ?
User :   No, never have done
User :   Ok That is encouraging.
User :   I guess then its weight loss and cease drinking is the way forward.
User :   How about your Blood Profile.
User :   How are your Blood Sugar levels ?
User :   Unaware of that Dr.
User :   Same, unaware.
User :   Ok.
User :   Please run through the following blood tests : User :   1. Blood sugar , fasting
User :   2. Blood sugar , Post prandial.
User :   ok.
User :   3. HbA1c
User :   4. Lipid Profile
User :   5. Liver Function Tests
User :   OK
User :   These tests will help you out in diagnosing any underlying Somatic problem .
User :   thank you.
User :   Thank you for consulting me.
User :   too kind
User :   Take fresh fruits, veggies, juices and more water and fibre diet and honey , will help you in better performance.
User :   I think i need to lose weight and stop drinking.
User :   And please reduce your fatty and high carbohydrate dit like burgers and pizzas and egg yellow and beef.
User :   ok.
User :   Please take care, get well soon.'
User :   thank you very much.
User :   Bye for now.
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