Sexual health is an important part of human general health that determine the quality of its somatic, personal, psycho-emotional, intellectual and social functions. According to the latest data nearly 50% of men aging from 40 to 70 suffer from sexual problems and erectile dysfunction is one of them. Erectile dysfunction is very common disease that affect nearly 150 millions of men all over the world. The scientists consider that this number will double in 25 years. Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to achieve and maintain erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. This name replaced the less accurate term impotence. There are two main types of erectile dysfunction: primary and secondary. Primary erectile dysfunction is found in men who could never achieve erection during their life. Secondary erectile dysfunction is determined in men who have ever had satisfactory erection. Secondary type of ED is the most common type for ED.
Erectile dysfunction is common not only for men over 40 years of age. More and more cases of ED can be observed in young men aging from 25-30 years. Usually erectile dysfunction in this category of patients is caused by psychogenic factors.
All the causes of erectile dysfunction are divided into 2 main groups: organic (that are caused by different dysfunction in the organs and tissues), and psychological associated with peculiarities of mentality.
Erectile dysfunction of psychological origin is characterized by the following:
- Sudden onset of a disease
- Night spontaneous erections
- Relationship problems
- Sexual problems are caused under certain circumstances
Organic erectile dysfunction is characterized by the following:
Gradual onset of a disease
- Lack of night spontaneous erections
- Sufficient libido and ejaculation
- Erection problems in any circumstances
In spite of a large number of erectile dysfunction cause, the disease can successfully be treated. Treatment option include:
- Vacuum devices
- Medical preparations
- Life style changes
Medical preparations from PDE5 inhibitors group are considered the most effective treatment options. These drugs include: Viagra (Sildenafil), Cialis (tadalafil), Levitra (vardenafil). Cialis is made by Eli Lilly and differs from Viagra and Levitra in duration of its therapeutic effect. It is considered that Cialis can work for 36 hours. It means that it can help men with ED to achieve erection within 36 hours. Like other PDE5 inhibitors it works by enforcing blood supply of male genitals. Cialis blocks the enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 contributing to relaxation of the smooth muscles. Cialis comes in the form of tablets which are taken by mouth 30-60 minutes before sexual intercourse. Like all other PDE5 inhibitors Cialis is contraindicated for use in patients with heart, liver, kidney, blood and blood vessels diseases. Also there are a number of medications which can interact with Cialis such as nitrates, alpha-blockers, hypertension drugs, certain drugs metabolized in the liver. Remember, that Cialis a prescription medications meaning that you should consult your doctor before using this remedy.