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What is Erectile Dysfunction ( ED) or impotency?
Ans: “Erectile Dysfunction” or impotency means the inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or the ability to achieve only brief erections. Different men may experience varying degrees of erection dysfunction. This could be the result of under lying conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension. By seeing your doctor, you can improve your overall health and can learn about how to improve your erection quality (EQ).
What causes ED or impotency?
Ans. Erectile Dysfunction has many causes, most of which are treatable, and is not an inevitable consequence of aging. It may be an indication of underlying physical problem, and not some subconscious mental or emotional issue. The only way to know for sure is to see your doctor.
Any condition which interferes with the flow of blood to the penis causes ED. Some heath problems which cause this are: High blood pressure, Heart Disease, or a depressed state of mind.
Diseases (e.g., diabetes, kidney disease, alcoholism, atherosclerosis), account for as many as 70% of chronic ED cases and psychological factors (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression) may account for 10-20% of cases.
Other causes include : Drugs – use and abuse , high levels of blood cholesterol, lack of sexual knowledge , vascular disease and vascular surgery, Peyronie’s disease ( penis deformity), poor sexual techniques, Priapism ( inflammation of the penis), prostrate problems, poor interpersonal relationships, smoking and spinal cord injury.
How is ED treated?
The treatment options are:
• PDE-5 Inhibitors like Cialis, Viagra and Levitra
• Injection therapy
• Urethral insertion tablets
• Vaccum Devices
• Surgical implants
• Other oral medicines
Usually the least invasive treatment which produces the desired results and is a satisfactory solution to both the man and his partner is the best.
What is Cialis?
Cialis is a FDA-approved pill to treat male sexual function problems (erection problems). It is made by ICOS, a Bothell biotech company in joint-venture with Eli Lilly It is taken by mouth as needed between four hours and one-half hour before sexual activity (about one hour before is most effective). It is an oral PDE5 inhibitor. It works by relaxing the smooth muscle cells causing improved blood flow to the penis, allowing a full erection to occur long enough to enable sexual activity.It takes effect in as little as 16 minutes .It works along with sexual stimulation to help achieve an erection. It brings with it the promise of “36 hours of freedom” to achieve an erection whereas Viagra is effective up to four to six hours only. The c ommon side effects associated with it are h eadache, indigestion, back pain, muscle aches, flushing, stuffy nose. It can be taken without any food and alcohol restraints.
What Is Viagra?
Ans. VIAGRA (sildenafil citrate) is an oral medication for treating male sexual function problems (erection problems). Since it first became available in 1988, i t has helped about 16 million men around the world improve their sex lives. It works for most men whether their ED is mild or severe.
Viagra is a prescription drug that works by increasing blood flow to the penis. It is not a hormone or an aphrodisiac. Once you take it, VIAGRA can work in as quickly as 30 minutes and works for 4 hours so you can set your own pace. And, it is so safe that it can be taken as often as once a day.
The most common side effects of VIAGRA are headache, facial flushing, and upset stomach. Less commonly bluish vision, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light may briefly occur. In the rare occurrence of painful, prolonged erections, seek prompt medical attention if erection last longer than four hours
How Cialis scores over Viagra?
- • It takes effect in as little as 16 minutes .
- • It works along with sexual stimulation to help achieve an erection, quickly.
- • It brings with it the promise of “36 hours of freedom” to achieve an erection whereas Viagra is effective up to four to six hours only.
- • It can be taken without any food and alcohol restraints.
What Is Levitra?
Ans. It is a FDA-approved oral pill to treat male sexual function problems (erection problems). It is made by Bayer AG and GlaxoSmithKline Plc. Vardenafil HCL is the active ingredient in it.It is taken least 30 minutes before sexual activity.It is available in 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg tablets. The normal recommended starting dose for most men is one 10 mg tablet.It works by relaxing the smooth muscle cells causing improved blood flow to the penis, allowing a full erection to occur long enough to enable sexual activity.Do not take it if you are using medication known as nitrates as it can result in life-threatening complications. Nitrates are used to relieve chest pains in heart patients. Also do not take it if you are taking medicines called “alpha-blockers” as it may drop your blood pressure to unsafe levels. The most common side effects are: facial flushing, stuffy or runny nose, and headaches. These are temporary and will go away once the effects of the medicine wear off. If you experience an erection that last more than 4 hours or changes in vision stop taking Levitra and seek medical attention immediately.
What Is Uprima?
Uprima stimulates the brain chemical dopamine, which sends the signal for an erection. Because it is a sublingual (under-the-tongue) tablet, it is absorbed into the bloodstream faster than Viagra and takes less time to start working — 15 minutes as opposed to an hour. As far as side effects are concerned, one in 30 of the men testing Uprima developed fainting, nausea or low blood pressure, all of which are said to be worse when the drug is taken after drinking alcohol. But Uprima still might be a suitable alternative for those men who can’t take Viagra because they take nitroglycerin for coronary heart disease (the combination can be fatal).