Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the most commonly experienced male sexual health conditions. To help demystify the unknowns about ED, it’s time to answer five of the most popular questions on the topic.
- What is the cause of ED?
Erectile dysfunction is often experienced as a result of physical or psychological causes. Physical causes of ED include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption, drug use side effects, surgery and reduced blood vessel function. Psychological issues that can cause ED consist of anxiety, depression and stress.
Many cases of ED occur as secondary to normal function, often but not always experienced later in life.
- Will ED disappear by itself?
ED can sometimes disappear by itself if the sole cause of ED is a lifestyle change that can be altered. Alcohol consumption, smoking and the side effects of drugs can cause ED, however, once stopped erectile function may return.
In the majority of cases, ED won’t disappear by itself and will require treatment to restore erectile function.
- Is ED caused by genetic factors?
ED itself is not genetically predisposed, however, lifestyle factors that may make ED more likely are genetically determined. An example is heart disease, whereby heart function and pathology is regarded as genetically influenced, and heart disease can in turn can cause erectile dysfunction.
- Which medication is most effective at treating ED?
There are many erection treatments available to treat ED. PDE5 inhibitors are seen as the ‘first line’ medications to treat ED. No single treatment is most effective, as many treatments contain active ingredients that are PDE5 inhibitors. Sildenafil is the popular generic form sold as generic Sildenafil, it’s more cost-effective than the more expensive branded versions, Viagra and Viagra Connect.
Other PDE5 erection treatments consist of Cialis and the generic version Tadalafil, Levitra and it’s generic version Vardenafil, and Spedra (containing Avanafil). All of the genetic options work exactly the same as their branded counterparts, except they are often available at a much lower price.
ED medications should be purchased from a reliable source. Pharmica is the UK’s most trusted online pharmacy; it’s easy to order erection treatments via their free online prescription and delivery service.
- Does ED cause Premature Ejaculation?
ED doesn’t cause premature ejaculation directly, however, anxiety due to the fear of experiencing ED may cause you to rush through sexual experiences. Premature ejaculation can be treated with prescription medication, such as Priligy. If you think PE is caused as a result of anxiety due to ED, then it may be helpful to open up to your partner to help relieve the anxiety or purchase ED medication so that you don’t have to rush sexual experiences.