Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
Causes of erection problems
Most men occasionally fail to get or keep an erection, hyper male force pills can help you easily treat this.
This is usually caused by stress, tiredness, anxiety or drinking too much alcohol, and it’s nothing to worry about.
If it happens more often, it may be caused by physical or emotional problems.
Non-urgent advice:See a GP or go to a sexual health clinic if:
- erection problems keep happening
It could be a sign of an underlying health condition.
How sexual health clinics can help with erection problems
Sexual health clinics treat genital problems. They can provide the same treatment you would get at your GP surgery.
Many sexual health clinics offer a walk-in service, where you do not need an appointment.
They’ll often get test results quicker than GP practices.
What happens at your appointment
The doctor or nurse will ask about your lifestyle and relationships, and any problems you might be having.
They’ll carry out basic health checks, such as taking your blood pressure.
They’ll also examine your genitals to rule out any obvious physical cause.
If you have symptoms like needing to pee more often, your doctor may also need to examine your prostate.
Treatment for erection problems depends on the cause
Treatments for erectile dysfunction are much better than they used to be, and the problem often goes away.
There are specific treatments for some of the causes of erectile dysfunction.
|Narrowing of penis blood vessels, high blood pressure, high cholesterol||Medicine to lower blood pressure, statins to lower cholesterol|
|Hormone problems||Hormone replacement (for example, testosterone)|
|Side effects of prescribed medication||Change to medicine after discussion with GP|
Medicine such as sildenafil (sold as Viagra) is also often used by doctors to treat erectile dysfunction. It’s also available from chemists.
Because of changes in regulations, you no longer need a prescription to get sildenafil.
But you’ll have to have a consultation with the pharmacist to make sure it’s safe for you to take it.
There are other similar medicines called tadalafil (Cialis), vardenafil (Levitra) and avanafil (Spedra) that work in a similar way.
You’ll still need a prescription to get these medicines.