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What causes erectile dysfunction?

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I can't have sexual relations as I can not have an erection. I'm male 74.
Posted Fri, 22 Aug 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I need further details.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend
Welcome to HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney.
I would like to know a few more details to help you better:
1. Since how long are you having erection problem.
2. Any history of diabetes?
3. Your marital status and children?
4. Are you a smoker?
5. Are you on any drugs for any other disesse?
6. Do you get spontaneous morning erections?

Revert with these details for a better help.
Stay Healthy.
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Follow-up: What causes erectile dysfunction? 9 minutes later
1. 1 year.
2. No.
3. Married 1 adult child.
4. Never.
5. Controlled high blood pressure.
6. No.
Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 52 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Detail follows.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend.
In your case it seems to be age related issues.
Our libido decereases with the advancing age. I would suggest you to simply take Sildenafil on as on when required basis. Take 25 mg 20 minutes before play. Indulde more in foreplay.
Sildenafil should be used with precautions in heart patients.
Since you are hypertensive get a cardiac evaluation done before you start on Sildenafil.
If you have any further query please ask me. Else close the discussion and rate it.
Stay Healthy.
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