Hims, the clear leader in the commodification of men’s wellness, is effectively a digital dispensary. It sells a variety of erectile dysfunction drugs, which you can get delivered straight to your door after a telehealth screening with one of Hims’ doctors.
Hims, you see, addresses itself to a delicate, often undiscussable problem facing the hims of the world, even the young ones: erectile dysfunction.
People taking a medication for erectile dysfunction were having more sex during the pandemic than ever before, research finds.
This drop in blood pressure also occurs with other medications used to treat ED, such as Ciails® (tadalafil) and Levitra® (vardenafil). Other medications that use sildenafil as an active ingredient, such as Revatio®, can also trigger a similar decrease in blood pressure.
The success of new drugs depends increasingly on what they are called.
The problem with PDE5 inhibitors is their tendency to interact with other drugs that cause a similar action in the body. Nitrates (nitroglycerin is the most common) cause blood vessels to dilate -- increase in size and carry more blood with less resistance... PDE5 inhibitors work in a similar way. Unfortunately, when you mix PDE5 inhibitors and nitroglycerin, the effects can double or triple and cause a sudden dangerous drop in blood pressure. The combination of these two types of drugs is so dangerous, the American Heart Association suggests patients should not take nitroglycerin within 24 hours of taking PDE5 inhibitors.
The findings from this study, published in Nature, Scientific Reports, may also help explain why people who have been intermittently taking drugs to treat their erectile dysfunction seem to be less likely to have a heart attack or die following a heart attack.
IF you watch enough television, you’d think that treating erectile dysfunction was as effortless as popping a pill and then whirling your partner around the living room in a romantic dance. Correcting erectile dysfunction, alas, is not so simple and it can be rather costly.
Guys, if you ask your doctor for one of those heavily marketed pills to treat impotence, the chances are good the answer will be yes. Internists back use of impotence pills, such as Pfizer's Viagra, for men who seek treatment. It's not just because of all the ads for Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, though we know it's impossible for you or your doctor to avoid them.
Levitra and Cialis work by the same mechanism as Viagra, blocking an enzyme called phosphodiesterase-5, or PDE-5. The enzyme helps smooth muscle cells in the penis to relax, enabling blood to flow in and create an erection.
Yet the three drugs are different chemical entities, each offering their own advantages.
Viagra is the most effective treatment for erectile dysfunction, but it also has a higher rate of side effects than other options, according to an analysis of more than 150 trials.
The need for better treatments is particularly pressing as erectile dysfunction appears to be getting more common, with the global prevalence set to pass 300 million by the middle of the next decade. Scientists have long argued about whether this is simply due to men becoming more open in reporting their problems, or a by-product of other health problems. One thing is clear: the market is growing.
The ground-up bodies of blister beetles known as Spanish flies and extracts from the ginkgo biloba tree are perhaps the best-known folk remedies for erectile dysfunction, or E.D. But they are hardly the only ones.
If you think you need erectile dysfunction medications, talk to your doctor and follow whatever instructions the doctor and any medication packaging provide. Hammers and surfboards may be OK to buy over the Internet, but medications require extra caution.
Four drugs have been approved for erectile dysfunction. Which is best depends on your individual needs and desires.
The medical condition—and the drugs used to treat it—should be taken seriously..