Erectile dysfunction is commonly known as impotence and affects around half of men aged between 40 and 70 at some point in their lives. It is a very common condition and involves the inability to achieve or maintain an erection. If you are concerned it is always advisable to speak to your doctor to assess what might be causing the issue. We offer a range of erectile dysfunction treatments.
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is the medical name for impotence and is a very common issue for men. Many men will experience erection difficulties during their life, perhaps due to stress or anxiety and usually it is nothing to worry about or go to your doctor about.
However, if you start to have regular difficulty getting or maintaining erections then you should seek medical help as it can be caused by conditions such as diabetes. There are many treatments available for ED but always speak to your doctor before taking any medication.
How do I know if I have Erectile Dysfunction?
If you are experiencing erection issues then you need to get a formal diagnosis from your GP to start with, to see if you do have the condition and what might be causing it. Your doctor will need to talk through a number of areas with you, including:
- How confident you are during sexual relationships
- The level of your libido and whether you have issues in your life such as difficulty sleeping, which could affect it
- Whether you can’t get an erection in particular situations
- Whether you are able to ejaculate
- How you would like your sex life to be ideally
You may also need to undergo a physical examination and tests such as blood tests, to help the doctor understand possible causes for your ED
What treatments are available for ED?
It is important to understand that most treatments for erectile dysfunction are designed to improve your ability to get and maintain an erection, but they don’t cure the actual cause of the issue in the first place.
There are options including medications, therapy and also aids such as erection rings and pumps. However, it is important to seek medical advice before buying treatments online as you need to discover the underlying cause as well as treating the symptoms.
Treating ED with medication
There are medications specifically designed to improve erection problems which work by causing the blood vessels in the penis to expand, helping to maintain the erection. They do require sexual arousal to work in the first place, but help the erection to stay once maintained.
Medications which have this effect include Spedra, Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. They all do the same thing but will vary in terms of side effects, how long they take to work and how long the effects last.
Are there other ways to treat Erectile Dysfunction?
Yes, if you want to try a few changes to your lifestyle before getting help from your GP, this might well solve the problems for you with no need to take any kind of medication. Lifestyle can impact on your libido and create erection issues so here are some of the changes you can make for yourself.
Give up smoking – it reduces the amount of blood flow making it difficult to maintain an erection so giving up smoking will help.
Drink less alcohol – alcohol can stop the signals which the brain sends to the body to create an erection so drinking less could improve your ability to get an erection.
Exercise and increase your activity levels – exercising boosts your blood circulation around the body which helps with maintaining erections.
Change your habits around sex – try changing your routine, spend more time on foreplay and reduce anxiety and worry around sex. Take your time and plan it carefully.
Can I order genuine treatments online?
Yes, it is possible to order genuine treatments online but you should always make sure that the website you are ordering from is genuine, so that you know the medication you receive is also genuine.
You need to make sure that the website has been authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and it should have the MHRA logo on the site. You also need to check that the pharmacy which is sending out the medication is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and has a Registered Pharmacy badge on the website too.
When you buy online you will be asked a number of questions by the online website doctor so make sure you fill in all the answers, particularly around if you are taking any other medication currently, so they can advise you properly.