Erectile dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex and commonly occurs as men age.

At 40 years of age, 40% of men have some degree of impaired sexual function and this increases by 10% each decade. By age 50, 50% of men are effected.

Conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, diabetes, OSA, depression, testosterone deficiency, tobacco use, and medications can effect erectile dysfunction.

An absolute prerequisite for penile erectile activity is adequate blood flow to provide a constant source of oxygen and sufficient nitric oxide which acts as a vasodilator. Low nitric oxide levels are found in men with low testosterone levels, diabetes and those that smoke cigarettes.

Testosterone plays an integral role in male sexual function and testosterone deficiency results in erectile dysfunction in men. Normal testosterone levels are important for libido and are necessary for intra-penile nitric oxide levels. At Foxy Clinic, we can evaluate your testosterone levels.

You should seek professional evaluation to determine the overall causes of your ED and explore treatment options. There are several medication options which help to establish adequate blood flow and increase nitric oxide levels.

Viagra (sildenafil citrate) is quick acting, generally within 60 minutes. Cialis (tadalafil) is a longer acting agent and can be taken daily or at larger doses can last a full weekend.

There are also compounding formulations available.

You should not take ED medications if you are not healthy enough to have sex or if you are on nitrates. If you are on hypertensive or alpha-blocker medication, or consume substantial amounts of alcohol, ED meds may not be safe. Extra precaution to your blood pressure may need to be taken.

At Foxy Clinic, we would like to help determine the best choice for you. We offer discreet shipping to the address of your choice. Go online and set up a free 15 minute phone consultation now.