Erectile Dysfunction Medical Information
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is common in males particularly over the age of 40. A man who finds it difficult getting or keeping an erection long enough to have sex or other sexual activities is considered to have ED. Causes of ED include is low hormone levels, obesity, smoking, side effect of medications, and high cholesterol. Common treatments including Hormone Replacement. Medications like Viagra and Cialis help improve symptoms of ED. They work by opening the blood flow needed for erections thus enhancing the natural reaction to penile stimulation.
Other less common treatments include penile injections surgical, usually reserved for severe cases.
When using the pills (Viagra or Cialis), it is best to start with a low dose and increase as needed. It is also advisable to try out different prescription pills (do not use together) to see which works best.
Erectile Dysfunction can be distressing and lead to relationship difficulties, anxiety, and depression. Counselling may help resolve the cause of erectile dysfunction. Performance anxiety may be overcome by breaking the cycle of failure with these tablet treatments.
Signs and Symptoms
- Difficulty getting an erection
- Trouble keeping an erection
- Reduced sexual desire
Treatment options include
- sildenafil (Viagra)
- vardenafil (Levitra)
- tadalafil (Cialis)