One of the latest studies performed by Harvard University points to around 50% of men ages 40 to 70 struggling with erectile dysfunction. This sexual disorder, also commonly known as impotence, is described as the inability to have a sufficient erection to engage in penetrative sexual intercourse. Most of the times, ED is completely harmful and can be treated. However, there are underlying causes that can affect the circulation of blood in the penile area, this is extremely important for men to consult with their doctors when the first symptoms start to arise. ED must be treated promptly, not only to ensure a normal function of a man’s physical body but as well as to increase the man’s and his partner’s well-being.
If you have a heart condition and/or diabetes, it’s very likely that you are experiencing difficulties in your sexual life. Regardless of having a medical pre-condition for it, the problem usually happens due to the nerves’ inability to produce enough nitric oxide, an essential molecular compound to provoke vasodilatation in the penile area.
Before entering into more invasive treatments, there are some lifestyle changes that must be made. Whilst clinicians don’t understand the exact reasons why a study showed that 53% of men with gum infections experienced erectile problems. After being treated, their erectile function significantly improved after 3 months. It is as crucial to maintaining a proper brushing and flossing of teeth daily as to eat omega-3 and other healthy fats that are good for the heart and circulation.
If you are suffering from sexual disorders, you need to ask yourself if you’re doing enough exercise. Fat and physical inactivity are known to promote inflammation while decreasing a man’s testosterone levels. When this hormone’s levels are below average, a man’s libido is affected as well as his ability to maintain a firm erection. If you are suffering from both, it may be good to have your testosterone tested.
Unfortunately, age together with stress and other factors have a more significant impact on the sexual performance of a man. Luckily, nowadays it’s fairly common and quite easy to access drugs to treat erectile dysfunction. After evaluating the patient’s condition, a doctor will likely suggest trying at least one of the four main active ingredients: Sildenafil, Tadalafil, Vardenafil, of Avanafil. The main difference between these ED drugs is the breakdown time and the time until the drugs have some effect.
Typically, a doctor will prescribe Sildenafil as the first ED medication to try. Sildenafil is the same active component found in the popular Viagra tablets and is while studied, being the most probable safe option. Vardenafil, or the ingredient available in Levitra pills, have the same side effects and duration as Sildenafil and is often prescribed when Sildenafil is inadequate. Both of these medicines can only be used one time per day, lasting around 4-5 hours, and start to have an effect after 30 minutes. However, after a long meal, individuals can expect to work only 60-90 minutes after taking it.
Tadalafil, or Cialis, can be taken either continuously or in days when the patient is indulging in sexual intercourses. Tadalafil has a more powerful effect, lasting for more than 24 hours. It can be taken with a larger meal and will be, usually, quicker than the previously described drugs. In fact, both Tadalafil and Avanafil are known to be “on demand” drugs, ready to promote an increase of blood flow in the penile area when sexual stimulation occurs. It’s important to note that Cialis is often associated with subsequent muscle aches after consumption, whereas Avanafil has less severe side effects. Nevertheless, Avanafil is a relatively new drug and it’s not well studied how it can impact a man’s health in the longer term.
Doctors often come across with patients who are disappointed with their prescribed drugs. The active mechanisms of such medicines can only take place if the patient is sexually stimulated first.
The choice of the best erectile dysfunction treatment is never obvious. Patients have different bodies and reaction mechanisms to distinct drugs; thus, the effectiveness of a type of drug can be high in one subject while being a complete failure in another.
Younger men, without any pre-disposition of heart or high blood pressure condition, can definitely benefit from Tadalafil (Cialis), particularly due to their lifestyle and the likelihood of having intercourses more often. Because of that, I do recommend this drug. Either a generic version or the branded medicine (by Lilly) are likely to function.
An older man will benefit more from Sildenafil. Many consumers seem to rely more often on Viagra and other Sildenafil medications rather than Vardenafil. The side effects of this component are well known and listed quite clearly. Men can enjoy a much more comfortable and equally pleasured sexual life with this drug without having to worry about hazardous side effects.
Obviously, each individual must adapt their lifestyle to the continuous taking of ED medication. Exercise, proper dental hygiene, and a well-balanced diet that includes healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits, are essential to maintaining a satisfactory sexual function. Moreover, problems with ED must never be ignored as they can be an early sign of a heart condition. Men must be aware that erectile dysfunction can be cured and they should be living in the psychological fear of being disappointed or not being able to pleasure their partner.
In summary, erectile dysfunction can easily be addressed nowadays as there are multiple solutions on the market. Tadalafil-based medications are adequate for a faster and continuous effect but can have more notorious side effects. Sildenafil is the component most extensively studied as is widely used by many patients around the world, is considered the safest choice for new patients. Avanafil is a new promising drug that could become better than all its forerunners but its long term effects are not well studied yet.