Erectile Dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a type of male sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to maintain an erection long enough and firm enough for sexual intercourse.
Some of these products have been found to contain sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra) or a substance similar to vardenafil (the active ingredient in Levitra and Staxyn). These products can be dangerous for people who take nitrates to treat chest pain or heart disease.
Ginkgo Biloba: One of the best-selling herbal remedies in the U.S. and Europe, extracts from this species of tree can boost blood flow. It’s widely used to treat blood disorders and memory issues, but some people use it to treat ED.
The role of the endothelium in ED has been noted for a number of years and the overlapping of ED and other conditions, especially coronary heart disease, CVD, affecting endothelial function/dysfunction, is clearly present. The endothelial cell is now known to affect vascular tone and impact the process of atherosclerosis, and impacting ED, CVD and peripheral vascular disease.16
Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED or impotence, is defined as the inability to maintain a penile erection sufficient for successful sexual intercourse. Achieving an erection is a complex process involving the brain, hormones, nerves, muscles, and blood circulation. If something interferes with this process, the result can be erectile dysfunction.
Importantly, the health risk associated with obesity appears to be highly dependent on the regional deposition of adipose tissue.24 The association between anthropometric measures of abdominal obesity (eg waist circumference) and ED can be explained by excess accumulation of abdominal visceral tissue, which is an independent predictor of dyslipidaemia and insulin resistance, CVD, type 2 diabetes, inflammation and the metabolic syndrome.
L-arginine supplementation is possibly unsafe for men with blood pressure problems or men who have had a heart attack, allergies, or asthma.
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30-50% of hypertensive men also suffer from ED. Hypertension can disrupt erectile tissue function. In addition, some prescriptions for the condition can cause ED. However, there’s evidence that suggests that once adequate blood pressure control is regained – even for those on medication – ED becomes less likely.
A series of blood tests helps determine many medical conditions known to cause ED. A urinalysis indicates any positive signs of kidney problems, testosterone levels or diabetes. Using a nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) procedure is common. Ultrasound testing and injections may be useful when diagnosing erectile dysfunction.
Another second-line therapy is the use of alprostadil, either intracavernosal or intraurethral. Two products are available for direct injection, Caverject (Pfizer) or Edex (Actient). A small needle is used to inject the medication into the lateral aspect of the penis through a small-gauge needle.
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Our ED medications are cheaper than branded alternatives because they are “generic” medicines. A generic medicine is one that has been created to be the same as an already marketed brand-name medicine in terms of dosage, safety, strength, quality, how well it performs, how it’s administered in the body, and what it’s used for. Branding a medicine costs pharmaceutical companies a considerable amount of money, and this cost is usually shifted on to consumers in the form of higher prices. However, generic medicines are unbranded - which means these costs do not get passed on to the consumer. As a result of this, generic medicines are almost always cheaper than branded alternatives (even though they contain the same active ingredients and work in the same way).
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Based on the severity of the ED issue, your doctor will suggest treatments from least to most invasive. Something as simple as making healthy lifestyle changes (such as quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, and losing weight) may help to solve the issue.