Health news

What’s new in the treatment of erectile dysfunction?

Treating erectile dysfunction
© Thinkstock

Encore taboo and thus lacking in information, erectile dysfunction affects around 152 million men around the world. Despite these impressive numbers only a small number of men actually seek treatment. This is unfortunate, as erectile dysfunction can have psychological consequences and can at times be a precursor to related cardiovascular disorders. To mark the launch to market of a new format (orodispersible) of their erection inducing medication Levitra®, Bayer conducted a survey on the subject.

According results of this recent IFOP/Bayer Health study, 49% of men questioned admitted to having already suffered from erection problems. More than 9 out of 10 participants felt that good erectile function is a necessary factor for self-confidence, is part of general good health and is essential for harmony within a couple.  It is so important that 68% of the men questioned said they were prepared to take medication to maintain their sexual function, with 74% of those between the ages of 35-49.

Even if the number diminishes with age, 60% of men over 65 shared the same opinion. Men suffering from erectile dysfunction are often more prone to depression and anxiety as well. According to Prof Pierre Costa, Head of the Nîme Urology-androloy department, and President of the inter-hospital-university Sexology (France), “These problems can very quickly affect self-image and the couple’s relationship. This then results in self-doubt, retreat into oneself or anger and aggressiveness."

A number of barriers hold men back from talking about sexual or erectile problems. Certain men worry about side effects from medication (69%) or the lack of safety and surety surrounding the purchase of these types of medication on the web (23%), with a reminder that such Internet sales are illegal in many countries.

In addition, men who manage to maintain a partial erection, however short it may be, don’t consider themselves as having a problem and are thus even more unlikely to seek professional help for erectile dysfunction.  And finally, it was shown that men suffering from erectile problems prefer practical and discreet methods of treatment.

Following on from this study, Bayer is launching a new form of their erection inducer, Levitra®: an orodispersible form, which offers mint-flavoured dissolution without water. So, no need to have a glass of water handy to take the treatment. Today’s erectile dysfunction medications rely mostly on PDE5 inhibitors, of which the highest sellers are respectively: tadalafil (Cialis ®), sildenafil (Viagra ®) and vardenafil (Levitra ®).

Source: Bayer press release - November 2010



See more: Sex & relationships
To find out more: Men's sexual problems
 
Your name:
Your email*:
Friend’s name:
Friend’s email*:
Message:
*Required
Your message has been sent.
ADS GOOGLE
Search

Newsletter

Eating for health
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/grilled-or-baked-fish-to-reduce-the-risk-of-alzheimer-s_5345.html
Grilled or baked fish to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s?
People who eat grilled or baked fish at least once a week could improve their mental...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/antioxidant-spices-prove-their-fat-fighting-properties_2741.html
Antioxidant spices prove their fat fighting properties
In traditional Indian and Chinese medicine, many herbs and spices have been treasured,...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/5-year-old-english-children-and-eating-disorders_6214.html
5-year old English children and eating disorders
In England, 98 children between the ages of 5 to 9 and another 99 between the ages of...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/beetroot-juice-good-for-the-brain_341.html
Beetroot juice, good for the brain?
Beetroots... loved by some and hated by others apparently have several beneficial...
> See more: Eating for health
Lifestyle & health
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/world-aids-day-2011_8011.html
World Aids Day 2011
So, you wonder, is there really any need to get more info on AIDS... Afterall, most of...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/unstoppable-ex-smokers-unite_8574.html
Unstoppable ex smokers unite
" Ex smokers are unstoppable " is the European Commission’s new anti-smoking...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/alzheimers-disease-half-the-cases-could-be-avoided_652.html
Alzheimer’s disease: half the cases could be avoided
Half the cases of [content id="14292"]Alzheimer’s disease[/content] could be...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/cancer-prevention-week_8881.html
Cancer Prevention Week
This week, the World Cancer Research Fund runs it's annual Cancer Prevention Week...
> See more: Lifestyle & health
Medical news
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/dr-dukan-wanted-by-the-general-medical-council-in-france_1568.html
Dr. Dukan: Wanted by the General Medical Council in France
While Dr. Dukan is still enjoying an excellent reputation among the general...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/cerebral-imagery-and-the-source-of-motivation_8122.html
Cerebral imagery and the source of motivation
For an athlete it’s recognition, for a student it’s passing exams, for a...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/omega-3-boosts-anti-cancer-treatment-efficiency_1144.html
Omega-3 boosts anti-cancer treatment efficiency
While some foods are a contributing factor to the prevention of some cancers, certain...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/cognitive-decline-begins-at-45default_7235.html
Cognitive decline begins at 45
For some, hitting the 40s can be the moment for a new start… but this period...
> See more: Medical news
Pregnancy & babies
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/only-around-40-of-babies-below-6-months-are-breast-fed-exclusively_9726.html
Only around 40% of babies below 6 months are breast-fed exclusively
Only around 40% of babies aged below 6 months are being exclusively breast-fed across...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/cord-blood-stem-cells-to-treat-congenital-deafness_2857.html
Cord blood stem cells to treat congenital deafness
An American research team has launched as study regarding treatment of a certain type...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/excess-weight-reduces-sperm-quality_1847.html
Excess weight reduces sperm quality
Abnormalities in weight, (obesity or extreme thinness) have an impact of women’s...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/pregnancy-moible-phone-use-risk-to-child-psyche_6248.html
Does pregnancy moible phone use pose a risk to a child’s psyche?
According to the results of a recent Danish study, using a mobile telephone during...
> See more: Pregnancy & babies
Sex & relationships
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/if-women-are-scarce-men-are-more-generous-with-money_8686.html
If women are scarce, men are more generous with money…
To entice potential partners, peacocks fan their tails, chimps bang their chests and...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/pistachio-nuts-to-treat-erectile-dysfunction_2892.html
Pistachio nuts to treat erectile dysfunction?
Your wife complains that you’re always nibbling on pistachio nuts? Well, explain...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/can-voice-tone-indicate-a-potential-for-infidelity_1977.html
Can voice tone indicate a potential for infidelity?
While certain factors that can theoretically indicate a propensity for infidelity have...
http://health.doctissimo.com/health-news/default_3635.html
What’s new in the treatment of erectile dysfunction?
Encore taboo and thus lacking in information, erectile dysfunction affects around 152...
> See more: Sex & relationships
Read more in Doctissimo