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Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Alcohol and erection

12/12/2006

Question:

I know alcohol can make it harder to get an erection, but is that just a temporary thing while drunk, or does frequent alcohol drinking cause serious impotence later in life?

Answer:

Short-term alcohol use can negatively affect erections. Long-term use may negatively affect erections, hormones or both.

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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