Using Tadalafil to treat Erectile Dysfunction
Tadalafil is PDE5 inhibitor used to treat male sexual problems such as chronic impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED). In order to reach the desired effect, the patient must be sexually stimulated, after which the drug works by increasing and facilitating blood flow to the penis to help achieve a hard and long lasting erection.
It’s believed that Tadalafil works by relaxing the smooth muscle in the prostate and bladder. Therefore, it’s also used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia-BH (also known as an enlarged prostate), such as difficulty to urinate and the need to frequently and during the middle of the night. Although Tadalafil does not cure ED or increase sexual desire, it is an excellent choice for erectile dysfunction treatment.
Tadalafil is a prescription drug that is ingested orally in the form of a tablet. Approved by the FDA in 2003, it was originally marketed and sold as Cialis. Its main advantage over Sildenafil (Viagra) is that the effects last much longer, sometimes as long as 36 hours.
Most men with ED symptoms prefer to take Tadalafil over Sildenafil as the former allows for a more spontaneous and therefore more exciting sexual experience. Tadalafil is aimed at men with active sex lives (sexual activity more than twice a week) and should be taken on a daily basis. In 2017, Cialis lost their exclusive patent for Tadalafil and that opened the door for other companies to begin producing medicine that contains Tadalafil.
Erectile Dysfunction Causes and Symptoms
If you find yourself facing problems to achieve or maintain an erection long enough to engage in sexual activity, it’s possible you could be suffering from what’s commonly referred to as chronic impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction, or simply ED. While it’s true that most men must deal with erectile dysfunction symptoms from time to time, and usually it’s not a cause for concern, if your symptoms slowly start to worsen over time, there could be an underlying medical condition that requires professional attention.
Living through ED for the first time can be a dreadful experience. Though more than half of men over 40 suffer from some sort of erectile dysfunction, it has been known to attack men of all ages. The causes can be physical or psychological, or in some cases both. The general rule is, if you are unable achieve an erection 50% of the time, it may be time to do something about it.
If your erectile dysfunction symptoms affect your relationship, cause stress and anxiety, or are otherwise detrimental to your lifestyle, talk to your doctor, ask him or her whatever questions you may have, but don’t hesitate to go online and do some research of your own.
In general, erectile dysfunction occurs when blood flow to the penis is obstructed or the nerves are damaged. Some of the most common causes may include:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Clogged blood vessels
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s’ disease
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Sleeping disorders
For many years now, erectile dysfunction has been a major healthcare concern in the United States as well as across the world. Men of all ages occasionally struggle through impotence problems and it’s not always a cause for concern. However, it does cause stress, depression and anxiety, and is capable of directly affecting confidence and contributing to relationship problems. Additionally, impotence can sometimes be a sign of an underlying health issue that requires treatment.
Erectile dysfunction symptoms may include:
- Difficulty achieving an erection
- Difficulty maintaining an erection long enough to perform sexual intercourse
- Reduced sex drive / libido
- Feeling too tired, nervous or stressed for sex