Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability for a man to reach or uphold an erection long enough, or firm enough, for sexual intercourse. Having ED every once in a while is not reason for concern. When it is an ongoing problem, then men should seek out medical attention.
Physical causes of erectile dysfunction may include:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Prescription medications
- Poor blood flow to the penis
- Tobacco or alcohol use
- Low testosterone
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Peyronie’s disease
- Certain prescription medications
- Previous surgeries
ED is a stressful situation that affects a man’s self-confidence and perhaps their relationships. As uncomfortable as it is to have the conversation about erectile dysfunction, men should get a physical by their physician. An underlying medical problem such as diabetes or heart disease could cause ED. Sometimes, treating that problem may reverse the ED.
Generic Cialis, or tadalafil, stimulates sexual arousal by increasing the blood flow to the penis to help with an erection. There are two ways generic Cialis may be prescribed to treat ED. First, patients may take it regularly, once a day, and may attempt sexual activity at any time; or they may just take it as needed, at least 30 minutes before sexual activity. Its effect on sexual ability may last up to 36 hours.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
BPH is a common condition among older men. It is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. It usually starts when a man is in his 30s, and symptoms are usually not noticed until a man is well into their 50s.
BPH symptoms include:
- The need to urinate frequently during the day or night
- Weak or slow urine stream
- Difficulty getting the urine flow started
- Urgent need to urinate
- Straining while urinating
- Urination stopping and starting during the process
- Leakage at the end of urination
- Bladder stones
- Feeling like the bladder is never empty
- Urinary tract infections
- Kidney problems
If left untreated, BPH can case urinary tract, kidney or bladder problems. But just because a man has an enlarged prostate does not mean he’ll definitely have any symptoms, nor does a large prostate mean worse symptoms or a slightly enlarged prostate mean minor symptoms. Men with large prostate may have minor symptoms and men with only slightly enlarged prostates may have minor symptoms.
Physicians are not sure what causes the prostate to enlarge. It may be because of hormone changes as men age. When the prostate does enlarge, it begins to block, or obstruct the flow of urine and may cause BPH.
Generic Cialis belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. PDE5 is an enzyme that prevents blood vessels from relaxing and filling up with blood It is found in throughout the body, including the prostate and bladder. Cialis blocks PDE5, relaxing the muscles in the bladder and prostate and reducing BPH symptoms.