Erectile Dysfunction

Promise Pharmacy is located In Palm Harbor, Florida. We pride ourselves on being the best in the market as we offer unique and specialized treatment for all your ailments and conditions including erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is a condition which involves the inability of the penis to erect before or maintain an erection during intercourse. ED can happen occasionally in men but that doesn’t mean there is a problem but having ED frequently over time is an indication that you need to visit a doctor for a check-up.

An erection is caused by increased blood flow to the penis. Sexual arousal leads to muscle relaxation allowing for blood to flow through the penile arteries. The penis hardens as the blood flows into two chambers known as corpora cavernosa. An erection ends with the contraction of muscles and blood that had accumulated flows out through the penile veins.


Erectile dysfunction can either be a physical or psychological problem. Some of the causes include

  • Injuries for example blood flow to the penis may be disrupted by damaged penile arteries that are unable to open normally to allow blood flow.
  • Obesity or being overweight.
  • Anxiety
  • Drug use, smoking or alcohol consumption.
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Relationship problems
  • Prescription or treatment side effects like the treatment of an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer.
  • A metabolic syndrome that is characterized by high insulin levels, accumulation of body fat around the waist and blood pressure/
  • Stress
  • Fear of intimacy
  • Guilt
  • Hormonal disorders like testosterone deficiency.
  • Advancement in age

Myths and facts about erectile dysfunction

A one-time struggle in the bedroom is enough proof of ED – That ‘one time’ could have been due to a lot of factors like drinking too much, exhaustion or stress. ED is only a problem if it persists over a period of time.

It is all in your head – while there are psychological factors that lead to ED like stress and anxiety, they should not be viewed as the only factors. Medical condition or physical injuries that need treatment should be explored.

Self-pleasing is the main cause of ED – This myth is widely spread on many social media platforms but there has been no scientific research that has supported this claim.

ED has no cure – there are a lot of available options to treat ED. One of them is taking pills as prescribed by a doctor. Other alternatives include surgery or testosterone replacement therapy.


At Promise Pharmacy, we ensure that a patient undergoes proper treatments for any health conditions that are causing or making erectile dysfunction worse. The treatment of these conditions might lead to the eradication of ED but if it is not enough, we offer the following treatments to curb ED;

Oral medication: medications like sildenafil, vardenafil, and tadalafil have been very successful in ED treatment. They function by enhancing the effects on nitric oxide that is responsible for relaxing muscles in the penis. This, in turn, escalates blood flow leading to an erection. These drugs do not work as aphrodisiacs; they are meant to amplify the signal to release nitric oxide during arousal. Promise pharmacy offers specialized treatments that consider a patient’s condition.

Testosterone replacement therapy: for patients whose condition is caused by low levels of the testosterone hormone, we conduct this therapy to increase the levels through injections, pills or patches.

Alprostadil self-injection: alprostadil is injected into the base of the penis. A single dose of the injections gives a person an erection lasting for about an hour to allow for intercourse.

Alprostadil urethral suppository: a suppository is inserted into the penile urethra by use of a special applicator. It leads to an erection within 10 minutes of insertion that lasts for almost an hour.

Penile pumps: the pump can either be battery powered or hand-powered. It is placed over the penis and pumped to create a vacuum that pulls blood to the penis. After achieving an erection, a tension ring is put at the base to hold blood in place and the pump is removed. The ring is removed after intercourse.

Surgery: implants are placed on both sides of the penis. One type of implants allows for one to control when and the duration one has an erection by use of inflatable rods while the other keeps the penis firm but can be able to bend by use of malleable rods. This, however, is done as a last resort after all other methods have failed.

We encourage men to visit our pharmacy and have a professional help them. Our staffs are professional and they will help you get back to your normal self. Most men find erectile dysfunction as an embarrassing issue to talk about. ED is much more common than we think as it affects more than 30 million men around the world. It is paramount to get assistance so that if there is an underlining issue one can get proper treatment and have a higher quality of life.

Give us a call or come into our conveniently accessible Palm Harbor location today and speak with one of the highly qualified and professional members of our staff today and let us help you understand how we can help improve your healthcare journey and get you on the way to better health in no time at all.