Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem to some degree for approximately half of men between the ages of 40 and 70. This helps explain the popularity of drugs that can alleviate this problem in about 70% of otherwise healthy men. These drugs include sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), vardenafil (Levitra), and avanafil (Stendra). In combination with sexual stimulation,  all these drugs improve blood flow sufficiently to initiate and complete sexual intercourse. Results vary, and ED drugs will not work in men with nerves or arteries damaged by prostate surgery, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease. Viagra or Levitra will  not work at all if taken with food. Stendraand daily-use Cialis work more quickly than Viagra or Levitra, which require more planning.

While your age can be a factor in ED, other conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity can also be the cause of ED. Talk to your health care provider for a full work up if you suffer from ED. For more information, please give us a call. We specialize in helping people with complex medication regiments. Working with your doctors, we’ll provide medication scheduling and reminders to increase adherence and therefore the effectiveness of your overall treatment. For more information, please give us a call. We accept all major prescription plans including Horizon Blue Cross. “Complete Family Health to Make Your Life Easier.”

P.S. No erectile dysfunction drug is safe to take in conjunction with the cardiac drugs known as nitrates  because they could cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure.