Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when a man is unable to maintain an erection long enough for sexual activity to occur. It is an increasing problem in older men, and in recent years there have even been some younger men who have experienced it. There are many potential causes, but the basic reason behind it is a restriction of blood flow into the organ. Some penis enlargement or male enhancement products or methods that younger men may use can play a part in their development of ED, particularly if they involve stretching the penis in any way.
ED can be a difficult and embarrassing problem to deal with, especially if the patient is uncomfortable discussing his condition with his doctor. It can also be a major source of conflict within a relationship, and can result in the ultimate failure of that relationship if the ED is not addressed. Having erectile dysfunction can lead a man to withdraw from his partner, which may then cause the partner to assume a loss of interest. Overall, this can lead to severe tension in an intimate relationship.
However, there are many options for ED treatment. One of the first areas that doctors typically address with their patients is their current lifestyle. If their lifestyle is an unhealthy one, they are more likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction. Certain lifestyle recommendations include losing weight and reducing alcohol consumption are often helpful, because these actions help the blood to flow more normally. Similarly, if a man has high blood pressure or diabetes, it is important that these illnesses be treated if he is to improve his ED, because these conditions also interfere with circulation.
Tadalafil is another treatment for ED. It is also known as Cialis, which has become a popular medication for this condition. It is essentially a combination of drugs formulated for ED treatment, including Viagra, which is known in the medical community as sildenafil citrate, and Levitra, or vardenafil. Tadalafil works by preventing the biological processes that prevent the dilation of blood vessels in the penis. When the process of dilation is not inhibited, a longer-lasting erection can occur.