Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man has difﬁculty getting or keeping an erection long enough for sexual satisfaction. For some, ED symptoms can occur just once in a while. For others, it may be a constant problem. Either way, you should know that you’re not alone.
ED is a common condition affecting approximately one in three NZ men aged between 40–70 years.
That doesn’t mean you have to accept ED as merely a part of the ageing process. It is a real medical condition that can be managed and treated, so you can take back the things that are important in your love life.
Experiencing ED can be difﬁcult on personal relationships. It’s hard for partners to understand why you may be withdrawing from physical contact, which can cause a spiral of self-doubt on both sides. They may feel you don’t love them, or ﬁnd them attractive anymore. Frustration, hurt, and confusion can result from the loss of romance and personal connection that ED can cause.
There are ways of treating and reducing your ED issues. Talk to our Pharmacist at Lagan's Pharmacy about the options for treating ED.
these can include:
Sildenafil is the name of a drug that is used to treat adult men with erectile dysfunction (ED), sometimes known as impotence. This is when a man cannot get, or keep, a hard erect penis suitable for sexual activity. It is available in several brands, silvasta, vedafil and viagara. These belong to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. Sildenafil will work only if you are sexually excited, it does not increase your sex drive.
We can determine your suitability for ED medicines after a private conversation in our consultation room. This will involve taking your blood pressure, smoking status, health history and age. Most men are pleasantly surprised how comfortable the chat is.
This consultation is required every 12 months. For refills you can call ahead and we will have your medicine ready for your to collect.