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Query about tiredness a cause for erectile dysfunction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Erectile Dysfunction
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User :   Can tiredness effect my erections?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   im 28
Doctor :   tell me your problem in detail please ?
Doctor :   since when you having this
User :   I cant seem to keep an erection when I have sex. Its only happenend recently when i have been feeling tired.
Doctor :   so its the first time that has happened
Doctor :   ok let me tell you first that its nothing to worry about
Doctor :   in your age if you have been having proper erections before
Doctor :   then its purely psychological
Doctor :   and yes tiredness is a BIG FACTOR
User :   Yes it is started about a month ago but if been on shifts and not getting much sleep
Doctor :   well stress is the no1 factor
User :   was fine before and during the first part of my shift work but now i feel tired and i worry about not satisfying my girlfriend. Anything you can recommend would be great
Doctor :   Well to be honest all i can tell you is that you need to relax
Doctor :   thats the key
Doctor :   stress and lack of sleep and long working hours do take a toll on your body
Doctor :   and you are already experiencing it
User :   I got 3 weeks off now so hopefully that will help but im still struggling to sleep at night
Doctor :   well what you have is what we call as a psychological problem , causing it
User :   is there anything apart from relaxing i can do about it
Doctor :   do you smoke or consume alcohol ?
User :   Dont smoke and not a big drinker. I do have strange eating times, tend to eat more late at night
Doctor :   well do you get time to exercise ?
User :   i do a few press ups and sit ups but thats about it
Doctor :   exercise increases the blood flow to your body including your penis , resulting in hard erections
Doctor :   esp cardio
Doctor :   your problem will be solved once you try to relax and dont get over worked into it
User :   Thanks for your help. Its nice to hear its in my head rather than a major issue
Doctor :   yes it sure is i can assure you that
Doctor :   take care of yoru self and be positive
Doctor :   and try to relax
Doctor :   its just a phase
User :   thanks for your help
Doctor :   dont think too much on it and you will be all fine
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye bye
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