Men who suffer with erectile dysfunction have frequent difficulties with getting or sustaining erections of the penis sufficient to have satisfying sex. This is a common problem affecting 40% of men over the age of 40 and is an increasing problem with increasing age.
Both psychological and medical problems can contribute to problems sustaining erections.
Medical causes include problems such as diabetes, neurological problems, and cardiovascular disorders. Erectile dysfunction is also commonly caused by medicines that you may be taking and we ask about these in the consultation.
Psychological factors are very common and often contribute significantly to medical causes. Erectile dysfunction can occur due to anxiety, depression, or stressful events occuring in your life or relationship.
The treatment of erectile dysfunction has been transformed in recent years by the introduction of medicines such as Viagra (sildenafil),Cialis (tadalafil) andLevitra (vardenafil). Clinical studies suggest that these drugs can be effective in about 80% of cases if used properly.
There are differences between the three medicines, relating to the onset of their effect and the duration of this effect, as well as the doses used. Which treatment is best for you would depend on what suits your individual case best and hence your personal preference. It is very important that you only take these medicines after a medical consultation.
|Cialis (tadalafil) Once Daily||Cialis (tadalafil)||Viagra (sildenafil)||Levitra (vardenafil)|
|Available doses||2.5mg, 5mg||10mg, 20mg||25mg, 50mg, 100mg||5mg, 10mg, 20mg|
|How long before sex should a tablet be taken?||After first 5 days timing is not an issue||At least 30 mins but peak action takes about 2 hours||1 hour||30 mins|
|What is the duration of action?||All day, every day||36 hrs||4 hours||4-5 hours|
|Most common side effect?||Headache and flushing||Headache and flushing||Headache and flushing||Headache and flushing|
Erectile dysfunction can cause problems, damaging your self-esteem, affecting your confidence and relationships. This should be reason enough to seek help but recent research now provides a greater reason to seek treatment with a UK registered doctor. Erectile dysfunction is now recognised as a potential early marker of other problems such as heart and circulatory conditons.
If you really cannot face a visit to your doctor, then it may be better to complete our online consultation with our registered doctor. Buying prescription only medicines on the internet without consulting a doctor is a very risky business as there is no guarantee that what you purchase is genuine. Besides not working, counterfeit medicines can be dangerous to your health.
In all cases the treatments for erection problems should only be taken on a doctor’s advice because they can be dangerous for certain people or when taken in combination with certain drugs. That is why a doctor and a registered pharmacy should ensure the safe use and supply of your medicines. This can be achieved through an online consultation with a reputable provider like the You Can Clinic.