Erectile dysfunction has been one of the prominently experienced sexual problems amongst men. This condition is known to affect a man’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Erectile problems have also been held responsible for broken relationships and marriages. Although this sounds to be an exaggeration of the condition, it is true as a couple often finds it difficult to enjoy their sexual encounters because of such sexual problems. Erectile dysfunction is a condition which makes it difficult for a man to achieve or sustain an erection long enough for a satisfactory sexual intercourse. Most men experience this condition at least once in their life time for a temporary period of time.

Erectile dysfunction can be developed by a man who has been suffering from a condition such as atherosclerosis. It is a condition which causes narrowing of your blood vessels, which can restrict the amount of blood flow that reaches your penis. When the amount of blood flow decrease, it causes you to lose your erection or not achieve an adequate erection at all. Other medical conditions that can contribute to this condition are diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, injury to your spinal cord or nervous system and surgery of prostate or abdomen.

Smoking and excessive intake of alcohol have also been included into the lists of factors that can cause of erectile dysfunction in men. Both smoking and drinking alcohol can lead to conditions such as atherosclerosis, which again can cause impotence. It is thus advisable to quit smoking and drinking excessive amount of alcohol. Some psychological factors such as stress, guilt, depression, anxiety, sexual boredom, unresolved issues pertaining sexual orientation, conflicts with your partner and fatigue have also been attributed to leading to erectile problems in men. Although psychological factors most probably arise as a result of situations that you go through, this condition can treated.

Treating impotence

Impotence or erectile dysfunction has been a topic of discussion for a long time, especially where its treatment is concerned. Various methods such as penile implants, topical medications, injection therapy, oral medications and vacuum pumps have been introduced that can help in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Of these methods oral prescription medications have been proven to be the most effective method for the treatment of this condition. Viagra was the first medication to be introduced as a prescription medication for erectile dysfunction. Other medications such as Cialis and Levitra have also been proven to be effective medications.

Cialis – an impotence treatment

Cialis is one of the most popular prescription medications for impotence. Cialis tablets are often referred to as the ‘weekend pills’ as their effectiveness lasts for up to 36 hours after having taken the pill. This pill consists of tadalafil as its active ingredient, which helps in treating this condition. Cialis works by relaxing the penile muscles that ultimately help in increasing the blood flow in your penis. As the blood flow increases in your penis, it expands resulting in an erection. You are required to take on Cialis tablet approximately 30 to 60 minutes before a sexual encounter.

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