Did you know that erectile problems affect about one in five men at some point in their lives?
Erectile dysfunction is the term used when a man finds it difficult to get or to maintain an erection.
While some men will experience erectile dysfunction over a long period of time, others will find that it only happens once in a while.
Men can experience symptoms in different ways:
Some men don’t get an erection at all
Some may get an erection, but can’t keep it long enough for sex
Others may get an erection, but it isn’t hard enough to have sex
The main physical cause of erectile dysfunction is when there is not enough blood flowing into the penis, and so the man can’t get and keep an erection – even when he is sexually stimulated.
There are, however, both physical and emotional reasons why erectile dysfunction occurs.
If you’re depressed or anxious, for example, you may find it difficult to get an erection.
Equally, certain medications such as diuretics, certain anti-depressants and corticosteroids can have an adverse effect.
Sometimes erectile dysfunction can be caused by different health conditions such as:
heart and circulation problems, which reduce the flow of blood to the penis
injury to, or disease of, the penis nerves
lifestyle issues, such as stress, smoking and alcohol abuse
If you’re affected by this condition, it’s vital that you get the advice and support that you need to deal with this often distressing issue.
At Toome Pharmacy, we can not only provide you with information and advice about erectile dysfunction, but can talk to you on a one-to-one basis in total confidence.
We can also, if certain criteria are met, supply you with VIAGRA Connect - the first medicine that deals with the symptoms of erectile dysfunction to be made available as a pharmacy medicine in the United Kingdom.
If you’re affected by erectile dysfunction, don’t suffer in silence. We know that you may find it an embarrassing subject to discuss, but our team are trained to help anyone affected by this condition, and everything that you tell us will be completely confidential.