Millions of men around the world suffer from some type of sexual dysfunction. One such condition is erectile dysfunction. This occurs when a man is unable to perform sexually due to the inability to achieve or maintain an erection. Although it is very common, most men are embarrassed to talk about it, so many men might think they are alone in their suffering. Although erectile dysfunction is more common the older you get, it can affect men of all ages. It can be a temporary condition or chronic, and can be caused by a number of physiological or psychological reasons. If you have erectile dysfunction, certain things can make it worse such as fatigue, stress, depression, or anger.
Although the obvious problem with erectile dysfunction is the inability to have sex, it can also have other consequences such as cause the man to have low self-esteem, depression, or relationship problems. Therefore, treating erectile dysfunction is important. Treatment might be difficult because men might not have the appropriate information or support in order to seek treatment. Some men might blame themselves instead of the physiological problem. They might think that since it is “their fault” that medication can’t be useful.
However, this simply isn’t true! There are three popular drugs on the market today that are very effective at safely treating erectile dysfunction in the majority of men. These drugs are Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra.
These drugs are different in their own ways, but all work through similar methods. They help to relax the muscles at the base of the penis and to increase blood flow to the penis. An erection is caused by blood flow, so increasing it is important. None of these drugs will give you an automatic erection – you have to be sexually stimulated. Therefore, if your issues stem from lack of desire, these drugs will not help you.
The main differences in these drugs are how quickly, and for how long, they work. Cialis works in about 15 minutes and lasts up to 36 hours. Levitra works in around 60 minutes, is more potent, will work faster on a full stomach, and works good for men with harder-to-treat cases of erectile dysfunction. Viagra is the most popular erectile dysfunction treatment. About 20 million men use it around the world. It can take anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes to work, depending on the man. You will typically feel its effects for up to 4 hours. It currently makes up 98% of the prescriptions for erectile dysfunction.
Depending on your individual circumstances, one drug might be better suited for you than another. It is important to discuss your case with your physician so that you can determine the pros and cons for each drug. While using these drugs, look out for side effects such as changes in vision, upset stomach, back pain, headache, a warm feeling, or nasal congestion. If you experience an erection for four or more hours, seek emergency medical attention immediately. Prolonged erections can cause permanent damage to your penis.