Premature Ejaculation vs Impotence

You know something is wrong. The sex is too short, but is it erectile dysfunction or could it be something else?

Published: Tuesday 29 November 2016

Before you panic and buy all the medications under the sun for a quick fix, save your time and money and just visit your GP or discuss your concerns with a pharmacist, who can provide you with a more accurate diagnosis and point you towards an effective treatment.

Viagra is the most sought-after medication among men and propagated through popular culture and media. But is it the right one for you? Do you require a treatment for erectile dysfunction, or do you need to treat premature ejaculation?

What, you may ask, is the difference between these two and why would Viagra not work for both? Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are two distinct conditions, and taking a medication for one will not help if you have the other.

The key is to diagnose the problem and its root cause before taking medication. Erectile dysfunction is when you have difficulty getting and maintaining your erection. A long list of causes accompanies it, including stress, smoking, an unhealthy weight, and even mental unease. So if the prescribed medication’s performance is underwhelming, do not be discouraged.

Several treatments are available in the UK such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Spedra, and its generic versions. They all work in a similar way to widen the blood vessels in the penis, increasing the bloodflow through the organ when sexually aroused.

Premature ejaculation, on the other hand, is when you ejaculate during sex under two minutes after sexual contact. Priligy can help to treat premature ejaculation, controlling the levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain and delaying ejaculation whether it is caused by physiology, hypersensitivity, or has more psychological roots.

Another point to keep in mind is that both erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are complicated conditions and if the medication is not working, you might want to consider alternative treatments including therapy, a change in diet, or simply an alteration to your lifestyle - some zen, quit your smoking habit or take up cycling for exercise and relieve some of the stress.

A final note on Viagra: it is not an aphrodisiac; it is to treat a condition and not just help you to last longer or have a firmer erection. Medications have side effects on your body so think before you take the medicine for recreation.

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