Erectile dysfunction happens when a man is unable to get or maintain an erection, making penetrative sex difficult and in some cases impossible.
It can have a major effect on confidence and cause relationship issues. ED is common, especially in men over the age of 40, but it can affect men of all ages.
Often, ED is temporary and is caused by stress, anxiety, tiredness or drinking too much alcohol. In cases like these, it usually goes away without the need for treatment. However, if it persists, it might be caused by physical or emotional problems.
A narrowing of blood vessels in the penis can cause ED, and this can be triggered by high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. Hormone problems can also lead to difficulties getting an erection, as can nerve damage caused by surgery or conditions such as multiple sclerosis. ED is also a side effect of certain medications.
Emotional issues including depression, anxiety, stress and relationship problems can also result in ED.
The recommended treatments for erectile dysfunction vary depending on its root cause. In many cases, addressing the physical or psychological reason for ED will resolve the issue. Medicines such as sildenafil (which you may know under the brand name Viagra) are also often used to treat erectile dysfunction. They work by increasing blood flow to the penis.
At Access Doctor, as well as sildenafil (Viagra), we offer treatments such as avanafil (Spedra), tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra), which work in a similar way.
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