Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the condition of not being able to get or keep an erection that is required for sexual intercourse. It is often caused by an underlying physical health problem or psychological problems. Studies show that this condition has affected 30 million men in India. For some men, treatment with drugs may resolve their ED.
If you’re looking for options to treat your ED, read below for information such as how to take these drugs and what the side effects are that can help you discuss drug treatment options with your doctor.
The Basics of ED Drugs
There are many types of drugs used to treat ED. Each drug works differently and contains different ingredients but they all improve sexual activity by stimulating blood flow to the penis. The most common ED drugs are phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. They block and promote certain enzyme activity that leads to ED. Some of these drugs are Cenforce 100, Fildena 100, and Viladista 20.
If you have certain health issues like heart disease or problems with high blood pressure, it may not be safe for you to take ED drugs. Make sure you tell your doctor about your medical history and the medications you are taking so that the doctor can decide which drug is best for you.
Before You Take ED Medications
Not everyone with ED needs to take medications. If you think you have ED, see your healthcare specialist. They will perform a physical exam and conduct certain lab tests, as well as a complete medical and psychosocial history. If the causes of ED are stress or anxiety, they may also refer you to a mental health professional, who can help you manage performance anxiety or relationship issues related to your ED.
Erectile Dysfunction Caused By Underlying Conditions
Your ED may also be caused by untreated diabetes, high blood pressure, or other health issues. It is best to treat the underlying conditions first before trying to treat ED symptoms.
ED Caused By Medications
Taking too many medications may also cause ED. These may include drugs used to treat:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
Erectile Dysfunction Caused By Lifestyle Choices
Sometimes unhealthy lifestyle choices can contribute to ED. Adopting good eating and exercising habits may help improve your symptoms. Quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and checking your alcohol intake can improve the symptoms of ED.
If you do need ED medications, there are many options. They come in different forms, work in unique ways, and give satisfactory results. You and your doctor together can find the best ED medication that works best with fewer side effects.