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Discussion in 'Health' started by Ken, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Ken

    Ken New Member

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    Ok fellas I have a question for you I want to get some feedback. I am a 58-year-old man in good condition. 170 pounds. I exercise at least three days a week. Nondrinker non-smoker. On no medications. Had some problems with erectile dysfunction a couple of years ago. Tried Viagra and other ED drugs worked half the time. Started going vegan about a year and a half ago ED disappear. Went back to like when I was 25 years old . No problems. Up until just recently, this is about a year and a half now. Have started back with some ED problems. Not as bad as before I went vegan but still a little bothersome. I would like to know are there any others out there who have gone vegan cleared up any erectile dysfunction problems , And then had the problems start to come back. Would like to know honestly what some of you have experience. And thank you in advance for the feedback.
     
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    I have never had trouble with this, but my understanding is it's not a good sign. It usually means your arteries are getting congested. If you consume a vegan diet with lots of oil and/or fried foods, that might be the problem. I suggest talking to your doctor, first. Then I would suggest trying a very low fat vegan diet, and see if that solves your problem.

    Check these videos out. There's lots of info on this. Check out Nutritionfacts.org as well. Dr. Greger has a fair bit of info on it as well.



     
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    Thank you for the videos. I follow Dr. Gregor pretty closely and I even practice his daily dozen of his fruits and vegetables. I eat a no oil vegan diet. I have tried his recommendation about eating pistachios. And surprisingly, it does work. And it says it also works to help Lower cholesterol. I’ll be going to the doctor in a couple of weeks getting my blood test done and see if that also lowers my cholesterol more too. Thanks for your feedback.
     
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    Hi Ken,
    Problems with ED on a plant based diet is unusual if it initially improved. Certainly things to think about are if you are taking any new supplements or medications which side effects could include ED. Remember too ED is like a canary in the coal mine...small blood vessel dysfunction likely means larger vessel dysfunctions for example your coronary arteries. So it is a very good idea to see your doctor. Here are some other causes to think about and see if any apply to you especially the psychogenic...any increased stress, new relationship, or hormones like the thyroid.
    Vascular Cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, smoking, major surgery (radical prostatectomy) or radiotherapy (pelvis or retroperitoneum)
    Neurologic Spinal cord and brain injuries, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, major surgery (radical prostatectomy) or radiotherapy of the prostate
    Local penile (cavernous) factors Peyronie's disease, cavernous fibrosis, penile fracture
    Hormonal Hypogonadism, hyperprolactinemia, hyper- and hypothyroidism, hyper- and hypocortisolism
    Drug induced Antihypertensives, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiandrogens, recreational drugs, alcohol
    Psychogenic Performance-related anxiety, traumatic past experiences, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, stress
     
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    Thank you so much for the suggestions. It definitely gives me some other things to look at. But I do have an appointment with my doctor in just a couple of weeks anyway and we were doing some more bloodwork and so I’ll see what the results come back for that. But thank you for all your help.
     

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