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Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What causes erectile dysfunction?

A:

Erectile dysfunction (the inability to obtain or maintain an erection during sexual activity) is caused by damage to the small blood vessels in the penis. Complete erectile dysfunction is diagnosed when the inability to have sexual relations lasts longer than 3 months. Erectile dysfunction is experienced more often in diabetic men than in the general population.

glucose measurement

Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes - Endocrinologist

Dr. Brett Heilbron

Dr. Brett Heilbron

MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the types of cardiovascular disease?

A:

Cardiovascular disease usually results from plaque buildup in the arteries which causes narrowing or blockage in the arteries. This can lead to chest pain (or angina), heart attack, stroke, or heart failure. Another condition included in the cardiovascular disease group is atrial fibrillation.

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Types of Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Tony Taylor

Dr. Tony Taylor

MD, EMBA,
Emergency Physician
New Westminster, BC
Q:

Can I hurt someone by doing CPR on them?

A:

If you find yourself with someone who requires CPR, their heart has stopped beating and they will die without any intervention. CPR is the best chance at survival this person has until emergency responders arrive with the proper medical equipment. The risk to the person with CPR is mainly broken ribs, however this risk is far less than their risk of death if CPR is not provided. 

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How to Do CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)