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The majority of men have experienced occasional bouts of the inability to achieve or maintain an erection. However, when this frustrating occurrence happens regularly over an extended period of time, it is considered a legitimate medical concern and treatments are available to help. The diagnosable period of time for erectile difficulty is at least three months. After this, it can be identified as erectile dysfunction (ED) — also known as impotence.
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The Cause of Erectile Dysfunction & Impotence

There are many causes of erectile dysfunction. Some medications such as SSRIs, beta blockers and thiazides can lead to ED. Neurogenic disorders, common among diabetics, can also be a culprit for erectile disorder. Neurogenic disorders include diabetic neuropathy, something that many diabetics experience. Psychological issues, aging, kidney failure and some lifestyle habits like smoking can also lead to erectile dysfunction. A physical cause can be identified in about 80 percent of ED cases.

Drugs to Treat Impotence

Today's men dealing with erectile dysfunction have many more options with much less stigma than in the past. Still, it is estimated that about 75 percent of ED goes untreated. With the introduction of PDE-5 (phosphodiesterase-t) inhibitors, relief is available via prescriptions. This class of drugs relaxes the blood vessels in the penis to promote blood flow. The best-known medication is sildenafil (Viagra). Other medications include vardenafil (Levitra), tadalafil (Cialis) and avanafil (Stendra).

Vacuum Erection Devices (VED)

In addition to medications, however, various over-the-counter options are available to treat erectile dysfunction. Total Diabetes Supply offers a wide variety of ED solutions. Vacuum erection devices (VED) do essentially act like a vacuum, helping to draw blood to the penis. A band is then applied to prevent the blood from leaving. The effectiveness of these vacuum pumps is high: up to 90 percent in impotent men. Their ease of use and immediate results as well as non-invasive nature and lack of side effects make these products a go-to choice for many men.

Have questions about erectile dysfunction products available here at Total Diabetes Supply? Don't hesitate to give us a call! Our customer service department can be reached at 877-977-7709, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.