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Erectile Dysfunction treatment and the NHS - forcing men to look elsewhere.

Posted: Wednesday, 14 December, 2011 | Categories: erectile dysfunction, NHS, Viagra

Regarding the purchase of erectile dysfunction treatment on the NHS, there has been an on-going debate about how restricted the accessibility is. Presently, only 2 doses are available each month however up until recently this was not the case. There were no limitations to the amount of Viagra one could purchase.

Men who can obtain erectile dysfunction treatment on the NHS are those who suffer from conditions such as diabetes, MS and prostate cancer. These are usually older men between the ages of 40 and 60 years and based on research that states men of this age have sex, once a week, the NHS have decided that 4 tablets per month would suffice.

Therefore, men are purchasing treatment from unreliable sources according to Pfizer and increasing the number of illegal sources and sites offering this prescription treatment without a valid prescription and without the knowledge of other medications the patient is taking or their medical history which might otherwise contraindicate them for treatment.
Online clinics can prescribe these drugs but one should always look out for the Care Quality Commission logo to ensure that they are getting the real thing.

Bowel Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction

Posted: Tuesday, 25 October, 2011 | Categories: erectile dysfunction, NHS, Viagra, bowel cancer, erectile dysfunction

The British Medical Journal has published a study on the treatment of erectile dysfunction in bowel cancer patients. Despite the strong link between the 2 conditions, bowel cancer patients are not receiving any information or guidance from their health care providers with the erectile problems associated with it.

38,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year and half this number of patients are surviving for more than 5 years or more after their treatment. Furthermore, the study predicts that the numbers will only increase. This increase is said to be a steady rise over the next 10 years.

Patients were interviewed and many had experienced erectile dysfunction after their bowel cancer treatment. Some of them were not informed of how to cope with the condition. None of the patients received treatment for their condition or information on treatment.

Some patients said that their doctor or nurse alluded to their age as if it meant the condition were not of consequence to those of a certain age bracket. It is shocking that individuals in such respected professions would make such ignorant assumptions.

Much more planning will go into the care offered to these cancer sufferers and treatments like that offered for prostate cancer patients will become available. Since there is a direct link between bowel cancer and erectile dysfunction, we really should be treating both conditions simultaneously.

Niacin for Erectile Dysfunction

Posted: Friday, 2 September, 2011 | Categories: erectile dysfunction, NHS, Viagra, bowel cancer, erectile dysfunction, niacin, erectile dysfunction

Niacin also known as vitamin B3 can do a lot of good for men who suffer with erectile dysfunction and who also suffer from high levels of cholesterol. The details are published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

80 men who participated in the study and who suffered with both mild to severe erectile dysfunction and high levels of cholesterol were reported to have noticed improvements with the maintaining of an erection while taking niacin. 80 men taking the placebo did not experience and improvement.

The men were taking a massive 1,500mg of niacin each day though and ingesting this sort of quantity, one needs to be monitored. Some specialists are saying that niacin once daily at any time of the day will suffice in order to improve the symptoms of erectile dysfunction as opposed to Viagra, Levitra and Cialis which all need to be taken in and around the hours that sexual activity is likely to occur. Much more research will need to be carried out before there is a breakthrough here.

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Versus The Aphrodisiac.

Posted: Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 | Categories: erectile dysfunction, NHS, Viagra, bowel cancer, erectile dysfunction, niacin, erectile dysfunction, viagra, viagra cialis levitra

There is a lot in erectile dysfunction news presently about natural aphrodisiacs and their ability to enhance sexual performance. Ginseng and Saffron are the latest discoveries but should not be confused with PDE5 inhibitors which serve to aid blood flow to the penis and are synthetic drugs.

The latest research from the University of Guelph suggests that these aphrodisiacs actually work and that there is much evidence supporting the find. They suggest that the news is exciting considering the rise in Viagra, Cialis and Levitra sales. They suggest that these drugs can cause unwanted side effects and are sometimes abused in order to experience heightened effects but aphrodisiacs and PDE5 inhibitors have completely different functions although one does require a functioning libido in order for erectile dysfunction treatments like Viagra to work.

Viagra, Cialis and Levitra should not be taken in conjunction with other treatments such as medication for blood pressure or cardiovascular illness and should only be purchased on prescription. If side effects are experienced they will cease as soon as treatment has ceased.

Which Treatment should I Buy?

Posted: Tuesday, 8 February, 2011 | Categories: erectile dysfunction, NHS, Viagra, bowel cancer, erectile dysfunction, niacin, erectile dysfunction, viagra, viagra cialis levitra, smoking

A frequent query regarding erectile dysfunction relates to the type of erectile dysfunction treatment that a first time user should opt for. Instead of purchasing high quality products, men often go for the first sexual enhancement treatment they lay their eyes on. For those who have sought the necessary medical advice, some simply do not know which ED treatment is for them.

Of the 3 main PDE5 inhibitors, the side effects do not vary greatly, if at all. Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are popular and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved treatments for erectile dysfunction. PDE5 inhibitors aid blood flow into the penis to sustain an erection.

Viagra works within one hour of consumption and lasts up to four hours. Cialis takes a slightly shorter length of time to get working but the effects will last up to 36 hours. If however side effects are experienced, the half-life of Cialis indicates that such side effects can last 36 hours- as long as the treatment lasts. While trying different ED treatments, it is imperative that if taking Cialis before Viagra, one must wait 36 hours before trying Viagra.

Levitra takes effect between 30 minutes and an hour and lasts for approximately 5 hours.

These tablets should be avoided by those who have experienced any sort of cardiovascular incidences in the past unless given the all clear by their doctor. When it comes to choosing a treatment, it is often about trial and error to see which one works best for you.