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Ageing and Sexuality expert
Thank you for writing in - me as an "expert" is pretty busy which is I guess what makes me and my colleagues"experts" - the many hours of real time treatment we offer to people - these forums are a labour of love to which I happily offer my limited free time.
Your concern is not unusual- it sounds as if it is a combination of grieving, lack of partner sexual activity, ageing , blood pressure meds, overweight. And there may be other chronic diseases lurking that are contributing to your erectile dysfunction(ED). In fact your erection failure is merely a symptom of diseases and distress. By now you have also developed performance anxiety which contributes to your ED. AS a health care provider I take Ed seriously so i urge you to visit your physician who needs to do a number of tests on you: check for the obvious numbers (cholesterol, blood sugar, body mass index), and do a stress ECG as well as sex hormone tests. You must have your testosterone levels checked. You could very well have metabolic syndrome which includes depression. The 3 PDE5I's you mention- Viagra, levitra and Cialis work really well - you have to know HOW to take them. Once all your test results are back your doctor will know which one to prescribe for you and if your testosterone is low they will work even more efficiently together with testosterone supplement. Maxmore and pills sold over the counter are not clinically tested so you are putting yourself at risk and wasting money. Hope this helps.
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