Erectile Dysfunction

I remember back in the late 70' there was this Saturday Night Live sketch where Steve Martin came on stage advertising his product called Steve's Penis Cream.  All you need to do is massage this cream gently into your penis for 30 minutes once daily…..

Well, if that doesn't work, we now have this category of medications called the PDE5 inhibitors which are quite effective at treating erection issues.

These medications do not directly cause a penile erection; rather, they affect the way the body responds to sexual stimulation.  Nitric oxide is one of the main building blocks for a penile erection.  Sexual stimulation causes an increased level of nitric oxide. 

Nitric oxide activates an enzyme system that results in relaxation of the penile smooth muscle, followed by an increased blood flow in the penis which creates an erection.  This category of medications treat erectile dysfunction (sometimes called ED), by blocking the enzyme that breaks down Nitric Oxide. 

It is important to note that in the absence of sexual stimulation, there will be no nitric oxide released and this type of medication will have no effect.  In the presence of sexual stimulation, the nitric oxide that is produced will not be broken down as quickly, thereby significantly increasing the opportunity for erection.

Medication Specific Counseling Sessions are available for three of the oral medications currently available to treat Erectile Dysfunction.

            Sildenafil (ViagraTM)

            Tadalafil (CialisTM)

            Vardenafil (LevitraTM)

To listen to the Medication Specific Counseling Sessions for any these or any other medications, please register to become a member at AudibleRx and then have full access to all of the counseling sessions.


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