We all have heard of erectile dysfunction, but some of us do not know what it is. It is the inability of a man to achieve an erection or maintain an erection during physical intimacy. Erectile dysfunction is quite common with males above the age of 40, but it can also impact younger people. In fact, depending on the factors, it can affect anyone who has crossed puberty. According to research done by the University of Wisconsin, “Around five per cent of males who are above the age of 40 experience complete erectile dysfunction. As they go up to the age of 70, this number jumps up to 15 per cent.”
Erectile Dysfunction does not come alone. There are other issues that compound the effect of ED. These are problems with intimacy, depression, low self-esteem, low sex drive, and anti-social behaviour.
Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is a complex disease, and many factors are involved. ED is not just limited to the male genitalia. It also consists of the brain, hormones, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, and emotions. It can occur due to physical causes or psychological causes. Sometimes it is a combination of both. For example, a small physical issue impacts your sexual response. It might start an onslaught of anxiety and other triggers that further affect your sexual capacity. Low self-esteem sets in, and soon you have a multifaceted problem on your hands.
Here are some of the physical causes of ED:
- Heart disease
- Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Tobacco use
- Multiple sclerosis
- Certain prescription medications
- Peyronie’s disease
- Alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse
- Surgeries or injuries
- Low testosterone
- Sleep disorders
The psychological causes of ED could be:
- Anxiety and other mental health conditions
- Relationship problems
Compounding Medication for Erectile Dysfunction
Compounding pharmacies have been a part of the healthcare industry for a long time. Only when companies started producing drugs on a large scale did compounding go into the background. But ever since doctors realized that patients need customized treatment plans, it has once again come into the limelight. Although there are drugs available for ED in the market, a compounding pharmacy can offer convenience, compliance, and decreases in onset of action, among other things.
Drugs Usually Prescribed for Erectile Dysfunction
Various drugs are freely available in the market for ED. Some of them are:
Everybody has heard the name Viagra. Well, Sildenafil is the salt that gives Viagra its fame. It relaxes the muscles of the blood vessels and enables more blood to flow to the affected area. Although there are various other drugs to treat ED, this one is still a popular commercial choice.
Tadalafil is another popular choice for men who are suffering from ED. While Sildenafil is prescribed on an “as needed” basis, Taladafil can be prescribed daily.
Both Sildenafil and Tadalafil are called PDE5 inhibitors. They are the most common treatment for ED. Still, new combinations are being created by compounding pharmacists that are equally effective.
Oxytocin is basically a hormone that plays a significant role in socialization. In both men and women, oxytocin is the hormone connected to sexual response. It is one of the factors that cause erections.
Compounded ED Medications
So, if these drugs are available commercially, why go for compounded medications? The reason is that a compounding pharmacy can deliver these compounded ED medications in various combinations, depending on the needs of the patient. For example, one combination that has become highly popular is apomorphine, tadalafil, and oxytocin. They are not commonly available in this combination, and if you want them, you will have to go to a compounding pharmacy.
Safely And Easily Administered
Compounding pharmacists can easily create a treatment for you that is not oral. This means that you don’t have to digest these medicines. This possibly lowers the risk of side effects.
An Erectile Dysfunction Compound Backed by Science
Compounded tablets for the treatment of erectile dysfunction have been involved in a study that you can read here. Please call us with any questions that you or your physician may have on the prescribing or use of the rapid dissolve tablets for erectile dysfunction.
Oral treatments mean taking one or more pills for many days. Or, if you are prescribed an “as needed” tablet, it would suggest planning your intimate moment so that you can take the drug before it. Daily intake of these drugs can also cause side effects. A compounding pharmacist can consider all of these factors and develop the best possible solution for you. They can make sure that you take medicine in a fast-acting form and has the least side effects.
Custom Made Compounds
Like we said earlier, no two patients are the same. This means that a treatment that works on one patient might not have the same result on the second patient. That is where a compounding pharmacist comes into the picture. They can make custom, tailor-made treatments for you that consider your height, weight, dosage, formulation, and other preferences. This way, you will have better compliance, taking the drug will be more convenient, and you will feel the effects of the treatment faster.
A compounding pharmacist can really help you out if you have erectile dysfunction. They can create customized medications for you based on your prescription and your preferences. Talk to your compounding pharmacist today for your personalized treatment plan. If you want to know more about compounded treatments for ED, feel free to contact us.
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