Consult Your Doctor
It is not unusual for a man to suffer from erectile dysfunction occasionally but if you experience erectile dysfunction for at least two months or it reoccurs, it is important to consult a doctor. A doctor should recognise that erectile dysfunction can be a precursor for a number of related chronic health conditions, so diagnosing or eliminating the potential for other health problems is important. If there is an underlying health condition, treatment of the health issue will be crucial in helping to treat the erectile dysfunction.
Many men do not want to consult with a doctor for erectile dysfunction due to the personal and embarrassing nature of the problem. But it is wise to remember that most sexual dysfunction is treatable. If you find that a prescribed treatment is ineffective for you, it is important that you see your doctor if the therapy or medication prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction is not working effectively for you so that an alternative dosage of medication or an alternative medication can be prescribed.
Cialis, Levitra and Viagra are PDE5 Inhibitors
Before the advent of PDE5 inhibitors such as Cialis and Viagra, there was a nonspecific vasodilator called phentolamin that could be injected directly into the base of the penis to induce an erection. While this injectable drug is still available, the oral medications are much less intrusive. Most men would prefer to take a pill than inject a drug directly in their penis! It has be stated however, that there men who do not respond to Viagra, Cialis or Levitra so they may have little alternative if they would like to engage in penetrative sexual intercourse.
PDE5 inhibitors such as the well-known first comer Viagra as well the newer medications Levitra and Cialis which inhibit the relaxation of smooth muscle in the penis which results in an increase in blood flow and engorgement of the penis when sexual arousal occurs.
Cialis, Viagra and Levitra – a Comparison
The efficacy of the three most well-known erectile dysfunction medications is well-documented. Approximately seventy percent of users experience benefit. Viagra is known to have a shorter duration however and tends to have more side effects such as vision disturbance and headache. Cialis is more likely to cause muscle aches. Levitra is reputed to cause fewer side effects than the other two but is more expensive in price. Some side effects are due to the drugs being vasodilators side effects. These side effects are somewhat unavoidable because vasodilation is the effect that causes the erection. These side effects include nasal congestion, flushing headaches but they are generally mild and manageable.
Out of the tree drugs, the one with the most long lasting effect is Cialis. Cialis can be taken on Friday night and still have effect on Sunday. Some have nicknamed this Cialis the weekend pill because of this.
Cialis and Levitra have provided competition with Viagra – the original as well as most well-known erectile dysfunction medication. The extended duration of Cialis makes it excellent value as well as keeping a man ready for action all weekend. Levitra is the best for men for men who suffer from side effects when taking erectile dysfunction medications. In most respects, these three drugs are otherwise very similar. Generally recognised as being safe and effective, the only real contraindication is that nitrates must be avoided when taking these medications. Low blood pressure is the main issue that can cause problems, so you should not take any of these ED medications if you already suffer from low blood pressure.