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.
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.