ED (erectile dysfunction) or impotence is the sexual health disorder in men. It is an inability to attain and/ or maintain an erection for having sexual activity.
Some men experience transient episodes of impotence, others suffer from continuous erectile dysfunction which actually cannot be completely cured, but is well treated.
Health experts find many reasons behind impotence. It is proven to be caused by poor blood flow through the arteries leading to the penis which makes the filling of this organ with blood inadequate and erections cannot occur.
The reasons for having poor blood supply of the penis can be various from vascular disease to diabetes, atherosclerosis, heart disease and clogged arteries. Nerves around the penis can also be damaged or work improperly to send signals from the brain and back and this is also the possible cause of the problem.
Chronic diseases can also be blamed for weak health state and sexual malfunction. Men tend to be careless about their general health, eat unhealthy foods, smoke, abuse alcohol and all these things finally lead to erectile difficulties.
Sometimes the difficulty is not psychological in origin. In younger males the psychological factors are major reasons for sexual dysfunctions.
Younger men tend to experience erectile dysfunction mainly due to psychological problems. Tension, fears of having sex, anxiety, stress, fatigue, depression can stay behind the erectile difficulties.
Older men have erectile failures primarily due to physical reasons. Hormonal imbalance, diabetes, damage of the blood vessels or nerves around the penis, operations on prostate, atherosclerosis often affect the quality of erections and the actual ability of a man to get and maintain erections.
Treatment of erectile dysfunction starts with proper diagnosing. Going to the doctor for find out the reasons behind the problem is very important. First of all a doctor can perform a physical exam, then send a man to make certain lab tests, or address a man to other specialists.
Treating underlying conditions is also vital. It helps overcome the reasons causing the disease, improve general health and wellbeing of a person.
If the erectile dysfunction problem is caused by diabetes, it is necessary to keep the blood sugar level under control. If the reason is hypertension, then keep the blood pressure within normal range. The proper treatment can involve using medicines, making alterations in diet and lifestyle, getting more physical activities, avoiding stresses and bad habits like smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol or drug abuse.
Viagra, Levitra and Cialis: Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors
Oral medicines called phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors are one of the most widely used and effective treatment choices for erectile dysfunction. They produce the necessary increase in blood flow to the penis. This effect is temporarily and last different period of time in these three drugs.
Viagra usually lasts for about 4 hours, Levitra – practically the same time and the champion in duration of action is Cialis. You can expect that this medicine will last in the body for about 36 hours.
The dosage of these medicines is also different. Before application of any of oral ED medicines, it is recommended to learn about their actions, side effects, proper dosing and application.