Erectile Dysfunction can be described as erection that is not sufficient to achieve or maintain the desired performance for a satisfactory sexual experience. Men suffering from low testosterone will often complain of weak erections, or the lack of morning erections, or the inability to maintain an erection.
Sometimes ED can be due to psychosomatic issues and this can lead to vasoconstriction ED which can have many causes, testosterone deficiency can be one of them but not the only reason for it and testosterone on its own does not always improve erectile dysfunction.
Medications called PDE5 inhibitors like (tadalafil(cialis®), or sildenafil(viagra®) can help relax the smooth muscle in the penis by vasodilating those blood vessels causing you to achieve an erection.
Having erectile dysfunction is actually very common around there are estimated to be around 15-30 million men who suffer from it. As you age erectile dysfunction becomes more common and on average 15-25% of men over the age of 65 experience problems maintaining an erection.
There are many men suffering from ED in the world, and the reasons behind ED are wide and varied. Below we have listed the more common causes for suffering from ED.
If you have low testosterone and you have tried viagra and cialis, chances are it may not have worked for you. PED5 inhibitors work best with an adequate amount of free testosterone.
Some men who have tried PDE5s like cialis or viagra who are unable to maintain a desired erection with testosterone alone will often dismiss adding a PDE5 to treatment because of treatment failures in the past when they have had low testosterone.
As mentioned earlier PDE5s work best when there is an optimal amount of testosterone present. So you may want to reconsider and ask your doctor if adding a PDE5 is right for you.
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