Monday, June 5, 2023
One of the many topics that most men think about, but few feel able to discuss is how to achieve and retain an erection. In fact, how get hard, and how to stay harder for longer, is a popular question asked in the anonymous confines of online consultations.
Whilst erectile dysfunction (ED) becomes increasingly common as men age, it can also indicate other potential health issues. The most common causes of erectile dysfunction include tiredness, stress, or drinking too much. However, sometimes ED can be a sign of something else happening within the body, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
Sometimes, ED IS just a normal part of ageing, or a natural response to a particular situation (mental or physical) in your life. Monitoring your diet, taking care of your mental health, drinking less and getting plenty of exercise could be all that is needed in order for you to be able to achieve and maintain an erection. However, sometimes, erectile dysfunction treatments may be recommended.
Most ED drugs contain an active ingredient that will help to increase the blood flow to the penis – and help it to stay there. While the best treatment for erectile dysfunction will vary from person to person, the most commonly used ones in the UK contain the active ingredient, sildenafil tablets– the branded version of which is Viagra, alprostadil – branded Caverject, and tadalafil tablets – branded Cialis. Other ED treatments, such as Viagra Connect and generic Viagra Connect alternatives are available without a prescription.
One of the toughest things about experiencing erectile dysfunction is talking to your partner about it. It can be quite easy for the prospect of having sex to be overshadowed by the anxiety that you may not be able to get hard and stay hard. This, of course, can make you more likely to experience ED. Whilst talking about it may feel embarrassing or uncomfortable, it will be useful. Bring up the topic at a time when you feel comfortable. While you are doing something else such as driving or cooking can be helpful as you are not forced to look at each other the entire time you are talking. Depending on your conversation style, you could broach the topic in one of two ways. If you are a more blunt communicator, you might just come out with it and say “I can't get rock hard anymore”, or you may try a more subtle approach. Find a way that suits you. Once you are in it together, the situation will feel much less daunting.
If you experience consistent erectile dysfunction for more than a few weeks, make an appointment to see your GP. They will assess your health and determine whether there could be other factors contributing to your ED, as well as advise on the best course of action.
If you are struggling to maintain and achieve an erection, medication could be the best course of action for you in the short term at least. At Oxford Online Pharmacy it is quick and simple to have erectile dysfunction medication prescribed online and delivered discreetly to your door. Simply add a product to your cart and go through the ensuing online consultation; your prescriber will either issue with a prescription and approve the purchase, or suggest a more appropriate medication or dosage.