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What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Most men will experience difficulties maintaining an erection at some point in their life. This may be caused by factors such as stress, anxiety and nervousness. Sometimes, erection problems are caused by diseases such as diabetes and atherosclerosis. There are however several medicines, aids and treatments available to help you regain the ability to get and keep an erection.

Erectile problems, sometimes referred to as impotence, is medically known as erectile dysfunction, or ED for short. It is common for men to occasionally experience erectile problems. This is usually nothing to worry about or seek help for, however, if you start noticing an increase in occasions where you find it difficult to get or maintain an erection, you should consult your GP.

How is Erectile Dysfunction diagnosed?

The process of diagnosing erectile dysfunction usually starts with a consultation with your GP or doctor. The consultation usually aims to explore and determine what sort of erectile problems you are experiencing, and may include discussing the following:

  • Your confidence when it comes to sexual relationships.
  • Your libido. Several things can affect your libido, such as stress and lack of sleep.
  • Your ability to get and maintain an erection. Are there situations when you can or cannot maintain an erection?
  • Your ability to ejaculate. Not ejaculating during sex is common.
  • You expectations on how you would like your sex life to work.

After a consultation, the doctor may want you to go through a physical examination. This may include a clinical examination of the penis and testicles, as well as blood tests and measuring your blood pressure.

What are the treatment options for Erectile Dysfunction?

Most erectile dysfunction treatments aim to improve the erection, but doesn’t necessarily cure the underlying condition or cause. It is important that you consult your GP or doctor before buying erectile dysfunction treatments online, as this will help you get the best results out of your treatment.

Treatment options range from medicines to therapy and erection aids, such as vacuum pumps and erection rings.

Erectile Dysfunction Medicine

Common erectile dysfunction medicines include Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and Spedra. These treatments belong to a group of medicines that causes the blood vessels in the penis to expand. The main difference between the medicines is the time they take to work and how long they work for. The side effects may also vary slightly between the medicines.

Please note, these medicines require sexual stimulation to work. They don’t cause an erection, but will help strengthen and improve your erection when you are sexually aroused.

Can Erectile Dysfunction be treated without medicines?

Yes, many cases of erectile dysfunction can be improved without medicines. However, it depends wholly on what causes your erection problems. Before seeking help or requesting prescription treatments, there are a few things you can try yourself.

Stop smoking

Smoking decreases blood flow to the penis, in turn making it more difficult to maintain an erection. Smoking less or cutting out smoking altogether will improve blood flow over time.

Drink less alcohol

Alcohol has a numbing effect on the nervous system. This hinders signals sent to the brain in order to trigger erections. Drinking less alcohol may therefore improve your erection problems.

Exercise and increase your activity levels

Exercising regularly increases blood circulation which may improve your ability to get and maintain an erection. Sex can also be a strenuous activity so it is a good idea to keep in shape.

Change your habits around sex

To reduce any stress and anxiety, choose the time and place for sex carefully. If you usually have sex in the evening, try having sex in the morning instead. Spending more time on foreplay may also help.

Are Erectile Dysfunction treatments safe to order online?

Yes, it may be safe to order treatments for erectile dysfunction and erection problems online, however, it depends wholly on the quality of the source or website that is selling the medicines. To avoid fraudulent websites, you must do your own research before ordering any medicines online.

There are a few things you can do to verify whether a website is operating legally:

What will the doctor need to know?

Include as much information as possible when you request your prescription and treatment. This will help our doctors in the prescription process. Most medical questionnaires on the Doctor-4-U website allows you to answer the doctor’s questions while also submitting additional information. Simply include the information in any of the text boxes within the questionnaire.

It is crucial that you let our doctors know about any other medicines you may take, any other health condition you may have as well as any allergies.

Additional information and resources about Erectile Dysfunction:

NHS Choices: Erectile Dysfunction (impotence)

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3.      Prescription is issued

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