It’s pretty likely that there’ll be a time in your life when erections begin to take a nosedive. If this has started happening to you then don’t worry: erectile dysfunction is a lot more common than you think! Being unable to get an erection once or twice isn’t usually something to be concerned about. But when it’s happening repeatedly and starting to dent your confidence, then you may want to consider taking action. So, what to do if you’re struggling to rise to the occasion when you want to? We’ve got all those awkward questions answered.
Here we go…
What is erectile dysfunction?
You may have heard the term before, but what is erectile dysfunction and why does it affect so many men? Often referred to as ED or impotence, it happens when not enough blood flows to the penis. This is why you’re either unable to get an erection, or unable to maintain an erection long enough to have sex.
What is the cause of erectile dysfunction?
Well, there are many potential reasons why you’re having difficulties. It could be due to emotional issues, such as stress, depression, or performance anxiety. The cause may be physical, including not exercising enough, or as a side effect of taking medicine like antidepressants. Even smoking, alcohol or taking recreational drugs can be a cause of erectile dysfunction.
There are also some more serious health conditions that can make you more likely to have trouble getting an erection when you want to – including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and many more. That’s why NHS Scotland recommends always speaking to your GP about it if your suffering is ongoing.
And now for the good news? Once you know the cause of erectile dysfunction, you’ll be one step closer to solving the problem!
Is there an effective erectile dysfunction treatment?
So, you’ve realised your erections haven’t been as substantial as they used to be, but is there anything you can do to combat it? Absolutely! There’s an erectile dysfunction treatment for you out there. First up, try to make lifestyle changes like reducing the amount of alcohol you drink, quit smoking, and start working out more. However, if you’re a keen cyclist, it’s advised to take a break from that bike for a while, as bicycle seats can put pressure on the arteries and nerves that supply oxygen-rich blood and sensation to the penis.
And if things still don’t improve? Then it may be worth taking Sildenafil (commonly known as Viagra). This small blue pill is well-known, and for very good reason, it’s often effective whatever the cause of erectile dysfunction is!
So, how does Viagra help?
Easily available online at Savers, Viagra Connect is the first over-the-counter erectile dysfunction treatment without the need for a prescription from your doctor. But how does it work? Well, Viagra relaxes muscles to increase blood flow to the penis, helping you get and keep an erection (provided you’re turned on, of course). Just remember to pop one around 30 minutes before you expect the magic to happen!
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