Erection problems are more common than you may think
Many men fail to get or keep an erection hard enough for sex.
Contributing lifestyle factors can include:
- Lack of sleep
- Unhealthy diet
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Using recreational drugs
Causes of erection problems can include:
- Physical – changes in the blood flow to the penis can result from cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol or diabetes, for example
- Psychological – e.g. depression, performance anxiety, work-related stress
- A side effect of a medicine they are taking – e.g. antidepressants, diuretics.
It’s vital to capture whether other medications are being taken when completing the Pharmacy Checklist and refer customers with certain medical conditions to the pharmacist.
Viagra Connect may be used by men aged 18 years and over who have difficulty getting or keeping an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse. It may be an occasional occurrence or something that happens more frequently.
Sildenafil works to improve the blood flow in the penis. Sexual stimulation is needed for it to work.