If you’ve been living with erectile dysfunction (ED), you are probably aware of the frustration it can bring. Defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for intercourse, ED can wreak havoc on a man’s confidence, sexual health, and quality of life. While this condition affects more than 20 million American men, their partners often report a lowered quality of life as well. Fortunately, men can experience relief with PDE5 inhibitor medications, available at The Edge For Men!
What Are PDE5 Inhibitor Medications
Formally known as phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors, PDE5 inhibitors are a class of drugs that primarily treat ED. You’ve probably heard
of this medication without even realizing it. Some of the more well-known brand name medications that treat ED include Viagra® and Cialis®. These drugs and their generic counterparts are effective in increasing penile blood flow for those suffering from ED.
How Do PDE5 Inhibitors Work?
To understand how these medications work, you must first know how an erection occurs. This process is surprisingly complex and involves a very precise sequence of physical and psychological events in order to take place. During sexual arousal, the brain signals to the blood vessels in the penis to release a burst of nitric oxide. This chemical has a few important roles to play. It works to not only increase the amount of blood flow into the penis, but also shut off the veins that let blood drain out from the shaft. Once blood is trapped within the corpora cavernosa, you achieve an erection.
Think of attaining and achieving an erection like the domino effect. If you miss even one step (or domino) in the entire process, nothing will happen.
Of course, there needs to be a switch to shut down erections. Enter phosphodiesterases (a.k.a. PDE5). This group of chemicals is responsible for returning your blood flow back to normal and blocking nitric oxide, thus ending an erection. When these chemicals are balanced, all systems are essentially go. However, if these PDE5 chemicals work too well, you could experience ED. That’s where PDE5 inhibitors can help. These medications work to block PDE5, allowing your muscles to relax and the blood flow to increase in your penis.
How Effective Are These Medications?
PDE5 inhibitors are efficient in successfully treating ED. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 60-70% of patients with ED see a positive outcome when taking these medications. These men report improved erections, an increase in self-esteem, greater sexual health, and an improved quality of life.
Are Name Brands Better Than Generic PDE5 Inhibitors
Not at all. In fact, the alternative medications work just as well as the trademarked medication for a much lower price. When you make an appointment to address your ED at The Edge For Men, Richard Moore, M.D. will determine if a PDE5 medication is an appropriate treatment for you. These medications, which are often mailed to your home, treat your ED at a significant savings compared to the trademarked tablets and pills. The Edge For Men offers only PDE5 inhibitors manufactured in the U.S. through Well’s Pharmacy.
Don’t let the effects of ED rule your life. Call The Edge For Men at (314) 736-4MEN to learn more about PDE5 inhibitors and schedule your consultation with us!