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Will symptoms of erectile dysfunction improve after aortic valve replacement?

I have been advised to have an aortic valve replacement. My symptoms I can not walk for more than 2 hours and I suffer from erectile dysfunction other than that I feel fine. Do you think these symptoms will improve after the operation.I live in Thailand is there any American hospitals that offer medical tour services that can do this operation?
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
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Hi,

Erection problems can have many causes. These include Physical problems, such as injury to nerves or loss ofblood supply to the penis.

Other health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, anddepression.

Side effects of certain medicines. Stress. Drinking too much alcohol or smoking.

The exam, lab tests, and sometimes mental health tests can help find out the cause of the problem.

Treatment is based on cause and includes avoiding tobacco and drugs and limiting alcohol.

Also, talking about the issue with your partner, doing sensual exercises, and getting counseling may be beneficial.

Finding and then stopping medicines that may be causing the problem. In some cases, you can take a different medicine that doesn't cause erection problems.

Taking prescription medicine that can help you get erections. These include pills such as sildenafil (for example, Viagra), tadalafil (for example, Cialis).

In most cases, this is sufficient for treatment but you should just be patient and do necessary tests.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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Will symptoms of erectile dysfunction improve after aortic valve replacement?

Hi, Erection problems can have many causes. These include Physical problems, such as injury to nerves or loss ofblood supply to the penis. Other health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, anddepression. Side effects of certain medicines. Stress. Drinking too much alcohol or smoking. The exam, lab tests, and sometimes mental health tests can help find out the cause of the problem. Treatment is based on cause and includes avoiding tobacco and drugs and limiting alcohol. Also, talking about the issue with your partner, doing sensual exercises, and getting counseling may be beneficial. Finding and then stopping medicines that may be causing the problem. In some cases, you can take a different medicine that doesn t cause erection problems. Taking prescription medicine that can help you get erections. These include pills such as sildenafil (for example, Viagra), tadalafil (for example, Cialis). In most cases, this is sufficient for treatment but you should just be patient and do necessary tests. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon