Alcohol and ED

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aviator
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   Posted 6/12/2007 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Is there a direct correlation between alcohol and erectile dysfunction?  Obviously, if someone is intoxicated they are less likely to be able to achieve erections, but what about a few glasses of wine the day before?  Does that have any direct effect?  I find a glass or two of wine to be relaxing, which I think would be more helpful than harmful, but am I wrong?

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 6/12/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Not that I can attest. I love my wine. And it has no effect on performance. But that's my opinion.

Tony

gtmriviera
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   Posted 6/12/2007 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
If we can agree that, maybe, sometimes, after consuming alcohol, what we think is happening is not what is really happening, then that could be part of the answer.  If you are really interested in a technical answer do a search for the effects of alcohol on sexual performance.  There is a lot of info out there.  I don't think that it would be too far out of line to ask the ladies to give us their personal opinions.  I do understand that the jury is still out on whether alcohol has any role as a causitive factor  in PC, so kind of semi-good news there.

Post Edited (gtmriviera) : 6/12/2007 9:28:01 PM (GMT-6)


pasayten
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   Posted 6/12/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
My wife and I typically consume one or two glasses of wine with our dinner around 4 times a week. We have never noticed any positive or negative effects on the ED front. I have always found support from my family doctor for a glass of wine with dinner for relaxation, cholestoral (sp?), and heart.

I would expect larger quantities of alchohol may have effects as it has on many other of our senses and bodily functions and also cause related health issues.

Ray
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Age 59 y/o - Last 3-4 years of annual general health checkups - PSA 5-6 but Free PSA Ratio 21-24%, suggesting "benign"
3/7/2007 - Went to urologist -Neg DRE, but scheduled screening biopsy
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left 6 OK  Right 1 of 6 had small hit.
Gleason 3+3 Diagnosed as T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
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Gleason 6  T2c Nx Mx   approx 20% of prostate involved
Positive margin, but 2 places where a focal point of only 2 cells were touching edge, the right apex and right posterior. Perineural Invasion present. Seminal Vesicle and Lymphatic/Vascular not identified. Final Diognosis of T2c "suggests" organ confined.  Stats for no re-occurance are 95% for 7 years. No further treatment other than PSA watch.


kdnole
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   Posted 6/13/2007 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I know there are no silly questions here, but I have not had my surgery and I'm curious about something dealing with ED. I have never had any problems with erections (bless my wife's heart) but the question is - After the surgery is all done and you have recovered is ED not only not being able to get an erection but does it affect being able to get aroused? I hope I got the question over right.


Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Da Vinci scheduled 7/31/07 @ Duke
 


aviator
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   Posted 6/13/2007 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
kdnole said...
I know there are no silly questions here, but I have not had my surgery and I'm curious about something dealing with ED. I have never had any problems with erections (bless my wife's heart) but the question is - After the surgery is all done and you have recovered is ED not only not being able to get an erection but does it affect being able to get aroused? I hope I got the question over right.

I'd say it's all about erections, at least directly.  The existence of ED and some of the other complicating factors (like incontinence) can ultimately effect arousal and even interest, but I would say they are all just indirectly related.  For something that seems as simple and basic as sex, it's really a complex process.  (But so is walking. :-) )

kdnole
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   Posted 6/13/2007 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, I figured that was going to be it. I guess like everyone say's here "just be patient".

Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Da Vinci scheduled 7/31/07 @ Duke
 

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