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    What causes erectile dysfunction at the age of 47?

Posted on Tue, 31 May 2016 in Sexual Health
Question: I was having a wonderful sex life with my partner since last 22 years. I noticed a sudden downfall in my erection graph since last 2 months.But since last 20 days i have noticed that penetrant capacity of the penis has noticibly decreased. I then browsed on internet...rwad read some books...talked with people...but didnt satisfied myself....now i want the exact solution of this problem.....i have long past history of tobbaco and alchohol ( in small quantities but regular)....but i have left the habbit of tobbaco since last 5 years but instead i eat swèet beetlenuts.......alcohol quantity not more than two small pegs daily.
Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
alcohol and tobacco can affect sex life, provide more details

Detailed Answer:

Thanks fro writing to us. I can understand your concern.

At age of 47 physical assessment should be done for erectile dysfunction.

Alcohol and tobacco in long run can of course affect cardiovascular system of the body and in turn affect erection capacity.

I would recommend proper physical examination with full cardiac check up and serum testosterone level.

To guide you further let me know following details.

- Do you have any physical illness, specifically diabetes or high blood pressure? If yes describe details with medicines.

- Since when are you taking tobacco and alcohol (duration of total intake)?

- When did you do your last successful sex or masturbation?

- Is there any difficulty in urinating?

- How is relationship with your partner? Any emotional or social problem is there?

- Is there morning erection present?

- Are you able to masturbate?

I will be happy to help further after your response.

Dr.Chintan Solanki.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Chintan Solanki 47 hours later
about physical illness is like that i have mild ache below my back consistently since a year.... i am not suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure... i had a succesful sex a month ago.. sometimes i will burning sensation after urinating....relationship with my parter is awsome....very understanding. . morning erection is dipping day by day... yes im able to masterbath.
Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
go for backache and urine evaluation also

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for information.

With cardiac check up and testosterone level I also recommend check up for back ache problem. Penis nerve supply is from lower spinal cord so we need to rule out any compression. Orthopedic doctor after physical examination may advise investigations.

Burning urination occasionally should also be evaluated. Go for urine routine micro as well as serum PSA (prostate specific antigen).

After all examinations and investigations we can reach to some conclusion about cause your problem and treatment can be done accordingly.

Revert back to me with reports.

Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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