Erectile Dysfunction Treatments Compared
A good number of European studies and reviews conducted have endeavoured to comparatively analyse the effectiveness of common erectile dysfunction treatments and therapies. The researchers drew reasons for the reviews from the concern that many men have been having a hard time getting and keeping their erections sustainably.
The difficulty to engage in healthy coitus due to erectile dysfunction has been registered, for centuries, to increase with age. Regrettably, this common dysfunction is neither a natural trait of ageing nor desirable. According to the U.S. National Institute of Health, the dysfunction is known to affect individuals psychologically as much as physically. Generically, the therapies compared all belong to a class of medications identified as phosphodiesterase five inhibitors. Herein referred as PDE5i’s, phosphodiesterase five inhibitors work by inhibiting enzymes that contribute to the reduction of any erection’s potency.
Some common PDE5i’s which are approved by the US CDC include Cialis, Viagra (Sildenafil), Stendra (avanafil), Spedra and Levitra (vardenafil). Other countries, especially most European sovereignties, only approve PDE5i’s like Mvix(mirodenafil), (mirodenafil) and Zydena.
According to Dr Alexander W. Pastuszak, from Baylor College of Medicine’s urology department, PDE5i’s are not full proof, and most patients stop using them after certain periods of time. He states that they all stop regardless of their effectiveness adding that the PDE5i’s are only effective averagely in 70 percent of users. Other researchers from Zurich went on to assert, after deriving hypotheses from reviewing 82 studies on the effectiveness of PDE5i’s, that the drugs were only most effective as a placebo effect. Additionally, according to researchers from Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, the side effects of these drugs were not a placebo effect.
The general finding from studies in the USA and Europe, however, provide that:
The most effective drug for treating and managing erectile dysfunction is Viagra. However, according to over 148 trials analysed, the drug has the most side effects among all erectile dysfunction treatments compared. Also scientifically identified as sildenafil, the possible generic implications of treating erectile dysfunction may include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Nasal congestion
To the men who may be concerned more about these side effects more instead of the effectiveness of the treatment are often recommended to start on Cialis. The generic name for Cialis is tadalafil. It is assumed to be somewhat more effective than Zydena in some patients but not all. Therefore, the researchers responsible for the European Urology first recommended tadalafil, then udenafil(Zydena) as its backup.
Though the options for managing erectile dysfunction are many and the information available to the public is ample, men are advised seriously against over-dependence on PDE5i’s. The drugs are very different in the way they function, their effectiveness and the potential side effects they impose on users. Youthful and healthy ageing men who do not suffer from erectile dysfunction should desist from the allure of misusing PDE5i’s for the sake of praise and impressing their female partners. PDE5i’s should also not be overused as there could be adverse side effects. If one feels the need to use PDE5i’s, the person should consult a physician first and discuss such a therapy first. Only Cialis can be taken on a daily basis without causing serious harm to the user. Patients who would desire more immediate results or desire stronger efficacy are often recommended to use sildenafil. However, they are always warned to expect potentially higher side effects.