Erectile dysfunction is a sexual disorder that affects millions of men in the world. There may be a variety of reasons that cause it, but the end result is that men are unable to either get, and/or maintain, an erection during sexual intercourse. While this is an obviously potentially embarrassing disorder, it can also have social implications by the fact that it greatly reduces a man’s ability to reproduce. This can also lead to relationship issues between those afflicted and their significant others.

Cialis for erectile dysfunction

While Viagra, commonly known as the “little blue pill” may be the most well-known treatment plan for this condition, in recent years many more have been developed. Some of these are from the Viagra brand family, and include Super Viagra. This drug is made with the component Sildenafil. Other companies have also created their own options; these include Cialis, Levitra, and Staxyn. Some of these drugs use the same active ingredients as Viagra, while some attempt to incorporate more healthy ingredients.

This is because the ingredients used in Viagra, as well as in other erectile dysfunction medications, have been known to leave the consumer with racing pulses and/or heart rates, flushed skin, erections that last more than 6 hours and may need medical attention, seizures, heart palpitations, plus a number of other potentially harmful side effects.

There are some suggested non-medicinal treatment plans recommended to treat erectile dysfunction as well. These may include meditation, increase pornography viewing, as well as some herbal remedies that claim to aid men in sexual stimulation. Herbs that may help a man with erectile dysfunction include DHEA, ginseng, L-arginine, and propionyl-L-carnitine. However, it is very important to be cautious when taking any herbal supplement. In a news article for Medical News Today, it is stated that the FDA has declared that over 300 herbs and supplements marketed to enhancing a man’s erection contain undisclosed ingredients. For consumers who are on any other type of medication, it is important to ensure that these unknown ingredients will not interfere or counteract the current prescriptions taken. There are even hollow tube type devices that can basically inflate the maan’s appendage, called a penis pump.

The common misconception is that erectile dysfunction disorders only affect older men. However, in the U.S. alone, over 12 million men are currently suffering from this condition according to a news article published by Medical News Today. While some of these are older consumers, many are not. And this is solely in the U.S. Erectile dysfunction medications have become wildly popular around the world. This is likely a result of a men’s sexual performance being so ingrained as a large part of his identity almost universally across cultures. With the great increase in the availability of the internet, along with the fact that most regions do not require a doctor’s prescription to receive the medication, it is much easier for someone to get medications to treat this, regardless of where they are. With so many readily available treatment options, it is no longer necessary for a man to suffer from a lacking sexual performance.

Especially for the majority, who’s emotional security and self-esteem are so closely linked to these performance levels. While there are many options, it is highly recommended that prospective patients discuss this path with their primary care physician, that way it can medically be determined if the sought treatment is personally safe. With so many potential side effects, this is paramount. But once a potential consumer has been cleared by their doctor, the options are plentiful.

Published by Peter Williams

I am a medical practitioner from Australia. I am working in St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney now.

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11 Comments

  1. My boyfriend suffers from erectile dysfunction. it causes frustration in our relationship more for him than me. It causes him pain and embarrassment. It causes him to go limp during intercourse and causes him not to be able to ejaculate. Sometimes his sperm appears in his urine after intercourse because it shoots back into his bladder. It causes him frustration and he is often angry after intercourse he also makes him feel less of a man and makes him depressed. He has been suffering with this for 2 years now. He is relatively young and this is strange that he suffers from it.

  2. I’ve been struggling with ED for the past ten years, and at the ripe old age of 36 I’m very much looking forward to finding a solution.

  3. Its the worst thing being in love with your girl, marrying her and not being able to fulfil her pleasures on bed; I know she loves me regardless, but its hurts having erectile dysfunction.

  4. I am dealing with erectile dysfunction for 4 years, this disease did not let me enjoy my life fully, in recent months I have achieved a solution for this problem and I can enjoy one of the pleasures of life.

  5. Erectile dysfunction is a horrible experience I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. It absolutely saps your confidence and affects your relationships.

  6. Erectile dysfunction is the inability of a man to achieve and maintain a sufficient penile erection to enable satisfactory sexual activity. It can be a sign of illness or even psychological problems affecting the quality of life of patients and their partners. Not being able to get a proper erection does not always translate into erectile dysfunction, but if this occurs frequently, it is best to consult a urologist for proper evaluation.

  7. My diabetes complicates things in regards to my sexual performance. However, I have discovered that by keeping my blood sugars in check and monitoring my diet, the complications decrease and I experience little to no issues.

  8. I have never had this problem personally as a woman, but I have known in my life men who have suffered from it. They only solved by going to a doctor.

  9. Since I gotten older I have had problems with Erectile Dysfunction. I want very bad to please my wife sexually, but it’s hard to do so when staying hard is a big issue. Plus the embarrassment of having to deal with it is a blow to being a man. It causes you to be down and depressed and not really want to explore the sexual side of your relationship with the person that you love.

  10. I used to experience some problems such as this, but now they have resolved. It turns out deep seated emotional distress can cause these types of symptoms. They can resolve using natural supplements such as maca and eating walnuts with raw organic honey and sesame seeds.

  11. I have had erectile dysfunction many years. I have not done anything about it. I don’t have the same sex drive I had earlier in life. So especially now at the age of 77 it doesn’t bother me.

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