I just turned 40 and i'm having problem keeping an erection.

Patient

Q: I just turned 40 and i'm having problem keeping an erection I didn't used to have this problem it gets up but not as hard as it used to be like I have no feeling in the head area an I keep getting head ache if that matters

Symptoms:  Poor erection, head aches I stay hungry and I only weight 140 taking no medication haven't been to a doctor in forever I work grave yard shift 11 to 7 if that matters
Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com
I understand your concern.
A good sustained strong erection is a result of a lot of physical parameters some basic being a good sleep, a good diet as well as a good psychological state.

Although you're relatively young, some people post 40, do complain of loss of erections, mostly age related and because of underlying disorders such as hypertension or T2DM.

I will request you to get a CBC, RBS and get your BP checked and follow up with me. If possible try to eat a healthy adequate diet with a lot of green vegetables and lean meat as well try to get some good sleep. All this matters while improving erection.

Feel free to discuss further.

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