of men will experience ED by age 40.
Pride is our downfall. Literally.
Over half of all Canadian men struggle with being able to get (or keep) a proper erection, yet fewer than 25% of them choose to do anything about it.
Fortunately, ED is pretty easy to treat. So let's make life better and find out which treatment may be right for you.
Share your medical history and symptoms with a doctor.
Receive a diagnosis and prescription within 24 hours.
Get your meds shipped discreetly to your door within the week.
The Long and Short of It
Sex is good. Stress is bad. This isn’t rocket science. Well, it is, sort of.
Erectile Dysfunction refers to the inability of a man to get or maintain an erection firm enough for satisfying sexual activity. ED can have a negative impact on the emotional well-being of men and their partners as it can be tied to self-image and relationship difficulties. It is the most common sexual problem in men, yet due to feelings of embarrassment treatment is often avoided.
ED can be caused by physical or psychological factors. Physical causes include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurologic disease, pelvic radiation, smoking and alcohol use, pelvic/perineal surgery or trauma, obesity, hypogonadism, and Peyronie’s disease. Psychological causes include depression, performance anxiety, stress, and relationship problems.
More information about causes of ED here.
Erectile dysfunction is characterized by a persistent or recurrent inability to get or maintain an erection of sufficient rigidity to permit satisfactory sexual activity.Treatment
Treatment involves addressing underlying physical causes, making lifestyle modifications, and/or addressing psychological issues. In many cases, prescription medications with a PDE5 inhibitor, such as sildenafil/Viagra® or tadalafil/Cialis®, can be attempted.
Our patient care process for Erectile Dysfunction treatment is overseen by our medical director Dr. Kelly Anderson. Learn more about our growing medical leadership team here.
Absolutely. You will have the opportunity to select your preferred prescription ED medication while completing your medical assessment, including both brand name and generic options. As a policy, Felix advocates generic medications as more affordable and more likely to be covered by your insurance plan.
Viagra®’s Canada Health–approved prescribing information claims that “82% of patients reported an improvement in their erections.” Other PDE5 inhibitors (Cialis®, Levitra®) showed similar results.
Oral ED medication is generally considered extremely effective and studies show it works for the majority of men, but not all.
Other treatment options for ED include lifestyle improvements (e.g., exercise, diet, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol use), surgery, penile vacuum pumps, and other ED medications. Every treatment comes with risks and benefits that you should fully understand before moving forward with any treatment plan.
Your blood pressure is an integral part of determining whether it’s safe for you to take ED medication. It can be dangerous to take ED medication if your blood pressure is above or below a certain value.
To complete a comprehensive medical history during your online assessment, you need to enter your most recent blood pressure range from within the last 6 months. If you haven’t had your blood pressure taken within the last 6 months, you can get a free blood pressure range at most retail pharmacies or at a clinic.