71 Year Old Alcoholic (mild) with ED Need Help?
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION QUESTION:
I am a 71-year-old alcoholic (mild) with ED. If I don’t have any alcohol for a week, can I see any improvement in my ED condition?
DOCTOR ALSAYES ANSWER:
As you know, drinking more than one or two units of alcohol for long-term can compromise erections and eventually lead to erectile dysfunction. It also will make Viagra less effective.
The effect of stopping alcohol drinking on that matter vary from man to another depending on many factors, such as age, number of drinking years, the average amount per day, etc.
However, most long-term alcohol users experienced significant improvement after 6 months of quitting.
You may start noticing some kind of improvement sooner than that.
In the meanwhile, I advise you to establish a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly, eating healthy food (low cholesterol), and stop or avoid alcohol and tobacco as they both contribute to ED. These steps will help you regain your normal erection faster.
I hope this answers your question.
Thanks, Dr. Alsayes