Sildenafil (Viagra) is often the first ED drug doctors prescribe. It’s been on the market longest, and we know a lot about its side effects and interactions with food and other medications.
In addition to Viagra, the U.S. market has other drugs for impotence, such as avanafil (Stendra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra). These all improve blood supply to the penis. Along with sexual stimulation, these ED medicines can produce stiffness long enough to initiate and complete intercourse.
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Correcting with lifestyle changes and treating health problems is a recommended place to start. A doctor, after your health assessment, can make recommendations for these. There are also medications for erectile dysfunctions. It’s best to consult with a physician to determine the best course of treatment for you personally.
Erectile dysfunction symptoms might include ongoing:
- Trouble getting an erection
- Trouble keeping an erection
- Reduced sexual desire
Erectile dysfunction can result from a problem stemming from anything from the brain to hormones to emotions to nerves, muscles, or blood vessels. Likewise, stress and mental health concerns can cause or worsen impotence. Sometimes a combination of physical and psychological issues can cause ED.
Physical causes of erectile dysfunction may include:
- Heart disease
- Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Metabolic syndrome — a condition involving increased blood pressure, high insulin levels, body fat around the waist and high cholesterol
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Certain prescription medications
- Tobacco use
- Peyronie’s disease — development of scar tissue inside the penis
- Alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse
- Sleep disorders
- Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
- Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord
- Low testosterone
Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction might include:
- Depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions
- Relationship problems due to stress, poor communication, or other concerns
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex.
Treatment for premature ejaculation may include behavioral techniques, meds, creams, and counseling. It’s important to find the right treatment that works for you. That’s why at Craft Men's Clinic, we customize treatment based on you and your lifestyle and follow up to monitor how each patient’s quality of life is affected.
The exact cause of premature ejaculation ejaculation isn’t known. However, doctors now know that PE involves a complex interaction of psychological and biological factors.
Psychological factors that might play a role include:
- Early sexual experiences
- Sexual abuse
- Poor body image
- Worrying about premature ejaculation
- Guilty feelings that increase your tendency to rush through sexual encounters
Other factors that can play a role include ED, anxiety, and relationship problems.
A number of biological factors can contribute to PE, including:
- Abnormal hormone levels
- Abnormal levels of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters
- Inflammation and infection of the prostate or urethra
- Inherited traits
The main symptom of premature ejaculation is the inability to delay ejaculation for more than one minute after penetration. However, it could be an issue in all sexual situations, including during masturbation.
Premature ejaculation (PE) is when a man ejaculates sooner than he or his partner would like during sex. It’s only a cause for concern when you:
- Always or nearly always ejaculate within one minute of penetration
- Are unable to delay ejaculation during intercourse all or nearly all of the time
- Feel distressed and frustrated, and tend to avoid sex as a result