In general, our doctors can suggest one of the common ED medications, such as:
- Sildenafil (ViagraTM)
- Tadalafil (CialisTM)
- Vardenafil (LevitraTM)
- Avanafil (SpedraTM)
These safe and effective oral medications may be all that you need to rid yourself of ED for good. They are called PDE5 inhibitors and were discovered accidentally to treat ED due to the vasodilating [TN5] side effects noted when used to treat another condition known as pulmonary hypertension, a condition that causes the lung blood vessels to constrict.
Our doctors will assess which PDE5 best suits your lifestyle. According to the Princeton Consensus Panel, men with ED should be categorized as having cardiac or vascular disease until shown otherwise and placed in low, intermediate, or high-risk categories.
However, this does not mean that they must avoid PDE5 inhibitors. Men who make the modifications in their lifestyles can safely use medications to treat ED and improve their sex life. Even patients with significant symptoms such as exercise-induced chest pain can be placed on PDE5 inhibitors since several studies show no adverse events. Consultation with a cardiologist is suggested in symptomatic men.
Despite its complexity, erectile dysfunction (ED) is readily corrected with medications to treat the underlying cause because ED serves as a gauge of overall health and fitness. Recurring ED may be a sign of underlying diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or depression. These systemic diseases impact the ability of blood vessels to dilate in every organ in the body, including the penis.