Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Having erectile dysfunction from time to time is not necessarily a sign of a more serious health problem. However, if erectile dysfunction has been an ongoing problem, over time, it may cause emotional stress, affect your sexual confidence and contribute to marital problems. If you have been experiencing any ED symptoms for longer than two months, you should consult with a physician. The sooner that you can begin treatment, the better.
ED is usually treated using one or more of the following medications. Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra are the most common medications used for erectile dysfunction. Your doctor will decide which one will work best for you based on your lifestyle and other health factors. It is important that you be honest with your doctor when you start taking any medications because some drugs can have dangerous side effects. Your medications should always be prescribed by your doctor because different people respond differently to medications.
If you suffer from diabetes, your doctor may prescribe you a type of diuretic called Clonidine. This medication allows you to reduce your stress level and improve your blood sugar levels, which improves your erection. Your doctor may also prescribe you a beta-blocking anti-inflammatory drug, such as Advil or Tylenol, to help relieve some of the pressure on your arteries. Some doctors may recommend taking cholesterol-lowering medications, like Low-Density Lipoproteins (LDL) or a Statin medication to lower your blood pressure. These medications are often used along with other methods of treatment to ensure the best results.
Another group of drugs that your doctor may prescribe for your erectile dysfunction are called anticoagulants. These medicines prevent the flow of chemicals in your blood that would otherwise cause inflammation of the veins surrounding your penis. Sometimes these drugs are used along with an antibiotic to stop any infections caused by your ED. However, doctors have found that a few of these drugs can cause neurological problems and memory loss. Before starting any new treatment it is important that you discuss it thoroughly with your doctor.
Another common drug for treatment of erectile dysfunction that is often prescribed is called vasodilators. Vasodilators dilate the arteries that supply blood to the penis and other reproductive organs so they can more easily carry blood during orgasms. There are a few side effects associated with this drug, like headaches, lightheadedness, increased heart rate, and increased blood pressure. Because they increase the amount of blood moving to your penile chambers they can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
While medications are often prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction, it’s important to remember that many prescription drugs have dangerous side effects and a doctor should be consulted to determine if ED pills are right for you. If you’re suffering with ED, the specialized men’s health physicians at Paramount Men’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri an provide you with a wide array of quality treatment options. Our custom combination of proven treatments are guaranteed to get immediate results for men suffering from ED and other sexual performance issues.
We focus exclusively on men’s sexual health so we understand that there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach in treating sexual dysfunction. At Paramount Men’s Medical Center of St. Louis, MO our physicians evaluate you to determine which custom combination of proven treatments will be most effective for you despite past history of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or waning sexual performance. Our physicians are skilled in safely treating your erectile dysfunction regardless of your age or medical history.
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