Generic Men`s Health information
1) What is erectile dysfunction or impotence?
Erectile dysfunction or how it was previously named, male impotence is a condition characterized by a man’s inability to develop and maintain a stable and strong erection in arousal or stimulation or during a sexual intercourse. It is not a rare problem in middle-aged and elderly men: according to the statistics around 57% of men over 41 suffer from this unpleasant condition for various reasons. However, in recent years, more and more young men start suffering from it too. The latest statistic shows that 17% of men aged 31-40% visit their doctors with the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Add to that number also around 5-10% of people who hesitate to go to a doctor with such an intimate problem because men find it embarrassing to talk to anybody about their impotence. There are a number of reasons for that which we will discuss later but you need to understand that not any inability to achieve and maintain an erection is impotence. For instance, if you face this problem from time to time, observe at what time it happens. Maybe it happens only after a stressful and long day at work or a sleepless night, overeating or overdrinking alcohol? Such occasional inability to get an erection is not a sign of erectile dysfunction yet. However, you can also benefit from the erection enhancing medications because they act for a short amount of time and do not cause any irreversible changes in the body, do not influence hormones level, and are in general quite safe. Moreover, they are commonly used also to enhance the pleasure during the sex because they make the penis more sensitive, help men last longer, and have multiple intercourses during the day.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
In general, the causes that stand behind the erectile dysfunction are divided into three major groups: physiological, psychological, and substances-induced.
Physiological reasons include injury of the penis or organs in the immediate vicinity to it such as the bladder, testicles, and others, generalized diseases and conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, narcolepsy, cancer, kidney or liver disease, and so on.
Psychological reasons include such conditions as anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, and others. Besides, the condition can be caused by a prolonged stress or anxiety caused by another related condition, premature ejaculation.
Substance-induced impotence can develop in men of any age who abuse illicit substances such as heavy drugs, are smokers or drink a lot of alcohol. Besides, it can be caused by the medications used to treat other conditions. For example, impotence and in general lowered libido are the common side effects of medications used for pattern hair loss (baldness) and antidepressants.
Considering that in the most cases erectile dysfunction develops in men over 40, it is safe to say that it also an age-related problem. However, healthy men who lead an active lifestyle and follow a healthy diet rarely complaint about impotence.
How is it diagnosed?
In some cases, especially if you undergo regular checkups, a survey and a physical examination are enough for the correct diagnosis. However, considering that the condition can be caused by life-threatening conditions and diseases, it is better to get tested once you realize that you have regular problems with erection. The basic diagnosis tests include: blood test, urine test, prostate examination, sugar level test, ultrasound, mental health check, and overnight erection test.
How is it treated?
If you have an underlying condition which is accompanied by impotence, you would need to treat it first. If you don’t have any condition, you can either start using erection enhancers such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra and their generics or opt for a surgery. Worth noting that medications are much safer than the surgery and their failure rate is almost zero while surgery can always go wrong or simply be ineffective.
2) What is premature ejaculation?
It is a condition in which a man is unable to last long enough for a complete sexual intercourse. Some men with the condition can have an orgasm even in the slightest stimulation, others - a couple of minutes within the intercourse.
What causes premature ejaculation?
The condition can manifest occasionally due to the same reasons as erectile dysfunction, i.e. stress, lack of sleep, and so on. It can also be caused if the previous ejaculation was a long time ago or if you have a new partner. It is a common problem for young and inexperienced men. It usually goes away with experience. However, if it doesn’t, you may want to seek assistance of a psychologist, check your hormone levels and if you use any medications, see if it is listed as one of their side effects.
How is it diagnosed?
The condition is usually easily diagnosed based on the complaint of a patient. However, to properly diagnose the underlying reason, additional consultations with psychologist and hormone level tests can be helpful.
How is it treated?
In some cases, the problem can be solved with the help of psychologist, withdrawal of the medications that cause premature ejaculation, or relaxation and distraction techniques that will train a man with the condition to control ejaculation. If you want to see the instant result, you can buy medications that help to prolong the sexual intercourse by at least 15% such as Dapoxetine. Moreover, at our online pharmacy you can find combination drugs that contain both an erection enhancer and Dapoxetine. They are able to solve two problems at once and give you a possibility to have an enjoyable and long-lasting intimacy or even a number of them during a day with one single pill.
3) What is pattern hair loss?
It is a hair loss that occurs mainly in men and usually on the top and front of the scalp. The condition is commonly hereditary and occurs mostly in middle-aged men yet can develop pretty early. By the age of 50, approximately 50% of men start developing or already developed pattern baldness.
What causes pattern hair loss?
This condition in men is primarily explained by the genetics and excessive amount of an active form of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone.
How is it diagnosed?
The diagnosis is easy to make because the condition is manifested visually. If a doctor is unsure whether the baldness is caused namely by the factors that cause pattern hair loss, he or she can assign hormone level test. Another symptom of pattern hair loss in men caused by dihydrotestosterone is an increased hair growth on other body parts, i.e. face, chest, arms, legs, etc.
How is it treated?
There are basically two treatment methods: hair transplant surgery and medications that suppress the transformation of testosterone into its active form. The first option is quite costly and the results can be unpredictable because the hair that is transplanted is taken from the other body parts. Medicines such as Finasteride, Minoxidil, and their generics, on the other hand, are cheaper and provide almost 100% success rate of the hair loss stop and re-growing of the lost hair. However, they also have their downside: in some men these drugs cause erectile dysfunction; they provide the positive effect only if used continuously without interruptions, once you stop taking the pills, hair loss will resume.
Insurance coverage of these conditions treatment
Unfortunately, these conditions are not covered by the insurance at least in the U.S. This is why many men prefer buying medications for such conditions from online drugstores situated outside the country. Such pharmacies like ours are able to sell these drugs without prescriptions and at lower prices than the regular U.S. and UK pharmacies. We sell both brand-name and generic medications of the highest quality that cost up to 5 times cheaper than at the pharmacies of North America and Western Europe.