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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
A couple questions, please...I am somewhat nervous and anxious before sex, which makes it difficult to get very sexually aroused. I tried Levitra (10mg) but it didn`t make any noticeable difference. Aren`t drugs like Levitra and Viagra supposed to help overcome the "performance anxiety" that can cause impotence? Would an increase to 20mg be reasonable to try, even if I weigh 120 lbs? (I am 56 with no known heart problems). Thanks
Anxiety performance usually is a condition when a new relation has been expected to reach its ultimate promises. Certainly, the couple's expectation can be reached if they are reasonable. Drugs, such as Viagra or Levitra are helpful in this condition.
If erectile dysfunction remains you should see a urologist and possibly a cardiologist, for erectile dysfunction could be the first sign of coronary artery disease.
Ahmad Hamidinia, MD
Formerly, Professor of Clinical Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati