Tips On How To Make ED Drugs Work Better

Erectile dysfunction occurs when a man has difficulty achieving and keeping an erection during sex and is one health symptom men shouldn't ignore. This means that the erection is unable to remain firm enough to achieve satisfying sex, according to Urology Health. While many men might have trouble achieving an erection once in a while throughout their lifetime, erectile dysfunction is a persistent problem, routinely occurring during sex.

Having erectile dysfunction can create additional stress in your life, affecting your self-confidence and possibly causing problems in your sexual relationships, explains Mayo Clinic. Erectile dysfunction is considered a health condition that needs treatment and is a risk factor for heart problems. Many men have erectile dysfunction, although it's difficult to estimate. Some research suggests that erectile dysfunction affects a third of all men while other research says that it's over half, according to Healthline. While it can be embarrassing to talk about, your doctor can help treat erectile dysfunction. This can include certain medications.

ED drugs improve blood flow to the penis

When a man becomes aroused, either through sensory or mental stimulation, and is ready to have sex, the brain sends a message to nerves in the penis. Muscles in and around the penis relax, allowing blood to flow in and fill the open space. Pressure is created, helping the penis to expand and create an erection for sex, explains Cleveland Clinic.

Erectile dysfunction can have many causes, but the most common is when blood flow is limited or the nerves are damaged and stress and negative emotions prevent relaxation of the penile muscles, according to Urology Care. Erectile dysfunction drugs work by improving the blood supply to the penis. The most common type is one that stops the removal of the enzyme PDE5 which helps control blood flow. PDE5 helps the penis to relax, allowing blood flow. PDE5 inhibitors stop the enzyme from deteriorating, letting the penis stay erect, according to Medical News Today.

Tips to make ED drugs work better

Erectile dysfunction can be an embarrassing medical condition. It's reasonable to want to do everything you can to make sure your erectile dysfunction medication is doing the best it can. Thankfully, there are things you can do to improve performance.

The most obvious thing you can do is take things slow. Erectile dysfunction drugs don't work if you aren't aroused, according to WebMD. The drugs also don't immediately provide an erection; they take time to work and how much time depends on the specific drug (for example, Viagra needs 30 minutes). Take time to get into the mood and don't rush things. The more aroused you become, the better the drug will work.

Next, erectile dysfunction drugs all provide the same benefit: enabling an erection. However, each one has different chemicals, affecting how long they take to work, their side effects, and their performance, according to Mayo Clinic. If you notice the drug isn't working as well as you thought, speak with your doctor about potentially trying a different one that may work better.