Levitra and Erectile Dysfunction Information Guide

Erectile Dysfunction - Causes and Treatment

Difficulty with getting or keeping an erection is known as Erectile Dysfunction or male impotence. Erectile Dysfunction very common and affects approximately 2.3 million men in the UK and 150 million men around the world.

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction can have either physical or psychological reasons. Physical health problems and psychological problems have complex inter-relationship and when together, both can result in mild to severe form of Erectile Dysfunction.

Erectile Dysfunction due to physical and psychological reasons

Physical problems such as Diabetes, Parkinson Disease, Hormonal Imbalances and psychological problems such as stress, depression, anxiety and conflicts with your partner on their own or together affect the ability to achieve or maintain an erection for the intercourse.

Erectile Dysfunction due to life style

Drinking too much alcohol can interfere with the production of male hormone testosterone in the long term and as a result libido gets reduced in the long run. Smoking also causes Erectile Dysfunction as it damages the blood vessels and increases the risk of ED. Being obese or inactive can also cause ED. You might also need tactile stimulation in the old age to have successful erections.

Erectile Dysfunction as a side effect of some medicine

Medicines for high blood pressure and certain antidepressants can have side effects that eventually lead to male impotence. Some medicines can cause problems with ejaculation and orgasm and also affect libido.

Erectile Dysfunction - Treatment

If you speak about Erectile Dysfunction to your Doctor, it can certainly be treated and in 95% of the cases, men find a suitable treatment.


If you are having Erectile Dysfunction because you are anxious or having relationship difficulties with your partner, talking to a counselor or psychosexual therapist helps.

Life Style Changes

A healthy life style prevents ED or prevent ED from getting worse. If you can reduce stress in your life, exercise daily, quit smoking and drink moderately then you can easily prevent Erectile Dysfunction from getting worse. Speak to your Doctor about the medicine you are already on and if ED is caused by a side effect of certain medicine, your Doctor can advise you an alternative medicine.

Erectile Dysfunction Medicine

In the most cases, Doctors prescribe a medicine that will help you obtain and keep an erection. There are now three different types of medicine available known as PDE-5 inhibitors. These are sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra) that work in the same way. Viagra, Cialis and Levitra cause the blood vessels in your penis to relax so more blood can flow into it, leading to a firm erection. These medicine will not increase your sexual desire and you will have to be sexually stimulated before you can use these medicine.

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