Ten years ago, men would not talk about erectile dysfunction due to the cloud of stigma that would hang over them if they admitted to the problem. A man was seen in a vastly diminished light before the advent of Viagra. Very few products have been released with such a large amount of publicity. A large amount of the publicity was due to the controversy the drug generated. This controversy was brought about by the side effects of Viagra that the drug was believed to have. The fact that it was the first drug of its kind was also a large part of the attention that it received on release.
The condition has been a problem for men for many years, but there has been a sharp increase in the number of sufferers in recent years. The name Viagra became synonymous with the condition since most people just think this can cure the problem, regardless of the reason why the person is suffering from the condition. The range of different causes can lead to the effects being different in people who have different causes for the erectile dysfunction. Since the release of Viagra it has become a part of popular culture as a part of the sexual lifestyle of many people.
The most effective treatments are those which address the cause of the erectile dysfunction are those that treat the particular cause of the problem in each person. Since the release of Viagra there have been two other drugs released which perform in very similar manners. They are Cialis and Levitra and they work in the same way as Viagra, but they can be more effective for a wider range of people since they can work for erectile dysfunction caused by a wider range of causes. They all help to improve the way a body produces an erection rather then producing one artificially.
The cause of the erectile dysfunction can be either physical or psychological and different forms of treatment will be effective in different circumstances. Often people making use of the drugs who have a physical reason for the dysfunction are encouraged to change their lifestyle in addition to taking a drug. Where the cause of the erectile dysfunction is psychological the use of a drug like Cialis or Levitra can help to permanently treat the dysfunction if they are taken over a period of time. The reasons behind the erectile dysfunction will help the doctor to provide the most suitable drug or program for the sufferer.
People who are taking Viagra or Cialis incorrectly are often the people who inspire controversy with the side effects that occur. People can take the drugs in conjunction with drugs they are taking for other conditions that can produce negative reactions. Another way people can abuse Viagra, Cialis or Levitra is to make use of them when they have no real need for them. The people who do this are one of the reasons that the image of those drugs is as bad as it is.