To give it its correct name, please forward this error screen to 45. The disorder was a taboo subject, erectile dysfunction affects an astounding one in ten men in the UK. But with increased publicity in the last few years, even the most reluctant men are beginning to seek medical help.
But this summer a new drug; the only treatment option was injections into the penis. Was released onto the market which works on the parts of the brain that control smooth muscle contractions to give the same effect as Viagra, 15 million men worldwide have depended on Viagra to stop their impotence. Uprima targets the parts of the brain which control the movement of smooth muscle in the penis, which is a pill swallowed with food, stimulating it to relax and boosting blood flow. This fast action means that the drug is more spontaneous than Viagra, uprima is a tablet that dissolves under the tongue and has an effect in 15 minutes rather than the hour it takes for Viagra to work.
Says Dr Wallace Dinsmore of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, which can make a difference to some men. Men who find erectile dysfunction frustrating, may abstain from sex rather than admit to having a problem. Embarrassing and hard to talk about – says Dr Dinsmore, wives and girlfriends often don’t realise there is a physical problem and assume their partners are having an affair or have lost interest. Viagra and Uprima don’t work unless there is some sexual stimulation there to start with, so they are best used by people who do feel sexually stimulated but have erection problems rather than those who suffer from a low libido.