52% of men experience some form of Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
ED is defined as the inability to Obtain OR Maintain an erection. It is also common for a male to be able to obtain an erection, but not be satisfied with the hardness of the erection
You are more likely to develop some form of ED if you:
Have certain diseases or conditions (High Blood Pressure, Diabetes)
Take certain medications (Blood Pressure, Anti-Depressants
Have certain psychological or emotional behaviors, such as being overweight or smoking
ED can lead to an unfilled sex life, a loss of intimacy between partners, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem
Diagnosis consists of trying to find the underlying cause (Low Testosterone, Stress, untreated high blood pressure, Diabetes, etc.)
Treatments offered: Sildenafil (Viagra), Tadalafil (Cialis), Vardenafil (Levitra), Avanafil (Stendra)
All four medications enhance the effects of nitric oxide — a natural chemical your body produces that relaxes muscles in the penis. This increases blood flow and allows you to get an erection in response to sexual stimulation.
Taking one of these tablets will not automatically produce an erection. Sexual stimulation is needed first. Oral erectile dysfunction medications are not aphrodisiacs, will not cause excitement and are not needed in people who get normal erections.
The medications vary in dosage, how long they work and side effects. Possible side effects include flushing, nasal congestion, headache, visual changes, backache and stomach upset.
Sexual hypoactive disorder can occur in 1/3 of adult women in the U.S. The primary feature is decreased or absence of the desire for sexual activity.
Causes: Depression, anxiety, heart disease, vaginal atrophy, and certain medications
Treatments include hormone replacement therapy, topical agents such as “scream cream” and/or oral medications like Addyi.