Erectile dysfunction (ED), sometimes called impotence, is a personal and potentially awkward topic to discuss. Colecross Pharmacy will treat you with discretion and understanding when accessing ED treatment through our stores.
What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that affects a man’s ability to get or maintain an erection. Most men will experience ED at some point in their lives and it is nothing to be ashamed or worried about.
The likelihood of ED increases by 10% with each decade of age. In other words, 50% of men in their 50s are likely to experience mild or moderate impotence.
ED can have a significant impact on a man’s mental wellbeing as well as stress on relationships.
What are the causes of ED?
The causes of erectile dysfunction include both physical and emotional problems. The causes of impotence include:
- Stress or tiredness
- Anxiety or mental health issues
- The pressure to perform sexually
The physical causes of impotence include:
- Smoking, alcohol and recreational drug use
- Side effects from prescribed medication
- High blood pressure or narrowing of blood vessels in the penis
- Hormonal problems
- Being overweight
How can I get erectile dysfunction treatment in Chelsmford?
You can access ED treatments direct from Colecross Pharmacy without seeing a GP first. There are prescription-only medicines and also over the counter medicines.
You will have a consultation with one of our pharmacists in a private consultation room. There, we will assess your medical history and establish which treatment is best for you.
The most popular medications include Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and Sildenafil (generic Viagra). These medications work by allowing better blood flow to the penis.
Sildenafil is available without a prescription as an over-the-counter medication. The other drugs all require a prescription.