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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

If you feel you are unable to achieve or maintain an erection for sexual intercourse, then you may be suffering from Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction, or impotence, may seem like an embarrassing problem for some, however many men experience problems with getting an erection at some point in their lives. More than half of all men aged 40 - 70 experience some degree of Erectile Dysfunction (ED), with 90% of men with erectile problems refusing to seek treatment. 

Men with high blood pressure or heart problems often suffer from erectile problems, as erectile dysfunction is caused by insufficient blood flow to the penis. This can also be commonly associated with high cholesterol or diabetes, hormone problems or after surgery or injury. Most common cases are due to the narrowing of the small arteries within the penis. The arteries in the penis are smaller so the blood flow can become more of a problem more quickly than with blood flow to the heart, or legs, which is why it is important to seek medical treatment if you feel you are suffering from Erectile Dysfunction, as it may be linked to other medical problems.

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by numerous things, however, most commonly it is due to:

  • Specific medical conditions, such as heart problems, blood pressure, diabetes & multiple sclerosis
  • Unhealthy lifestyle – smoking, drinking, overweight, lack of exercise
  • Injuries – especially nerve damage
  • Anxiety, worry or stress
  • Depression or low self-esteem
  • Other medication side effects
  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney problems
  • Vascular diseases

Erectile Dysfunction

What Treatments Are Available?

Over the last 10 years, a number of medications have become available to help treat Erectile Dysfunction. These medications help to open up the blood flow, which is needed for erections. In some cases improving your lifestyle will help give stronger erections. However common treatments such as erectile dysfunction tablets all help relieve the symptoms of erectile problems.

Erectile Dysfunction is a medical condition, so it is essential for you to seek treatment before purchasing any tablets for your problem. If you have been to see your GP, and have a prescription for Erectile Dysfunction tablets then simply choose ‘I have a prescription’ when ordering. However, Peak Pharmacy Online also provides an Online Consultation service. When ordering in this way you will go through a set of medical questions that will be reviewed by our prescribing pharmacist to see if medication is suitable for your specific problem. When your order has been approved your tablets will be dispensed from our UK registered pharmacy, supplying licensed medication manufactured in the UK, then sent out to you.

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For more information on Erectile Dysfunction, please visit the NHS Choices website.