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Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erectile Disfunction

11/08/2005

Question:

My wife left me about 1 1/2 years ago, but I`m not overly distraught about this.  I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes and have found this could affect errections.  I`ve been unemployed for over a year and worry about paying the rent and utilities, but this is my biggest concern.  For approx. 1 year I`ve had a problem with getting and sustaining an erection.  I`m confused as to what may be causing this problem.  I`m only 58 years old and have lost all emotions for sex.

Answer:

It sounds like you have may a small bout of depression or low testosterone.  I would see a primary care doctor to get the ball rolling.  In either case, excellent treatment options are available.

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Response by:

Allen D Seftel, MD Allen D Seftel, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University