Erectile dysfunction is a common condition caused by many factors from stress to alcohol. Learn more about the condition and how to combat it in this helpful Q&A.
Why is erectile dysfunction (ED) so serious?
Erectile problems can be one of the first warning signs of other health conditions such as atherosclerosis and high blood pressure, increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke. Therefore, getting checked out to make sure there are no underlying issues is very important.
Who can suffer from it and what causes it?
ED is the inability to develop or maintain an erection during sexual activity and men of all ages can suffer from it. When a man becomes sexually excited, the arteries in his penis relax allowing increased blood flow, and the penis becomes hard. With ED something in this process isn’t working and there can be many reasons for this such as stress, alcohol, medication, or it could be related to an underlying health problem.
Why do men hesitate to get it sorted?
Up until April 2018, you needed a prescription to get Viagra, which meant taking a trip to your GP or going with a private doctor, usually online. However, 42 percent of men who have ED do nothing about it and research revealed that the key reasons are:
- Stigma: lots of men are embarrassed about the condition, and shy away from seeing their GP or picking up their prescription.
- Inconvenience: although there are many online services providing ED medicines, they still used to require a doctor, prescription, pharmacist and lots of form filling.
As a result, a significant black market for ED medicines has evolved—think untrustworthy websites and car-park sellers. A lot of these medicines are counterfeit, inadequate and most importantly dangerous.
What is the solution?
The solution is to make it simpler for men to do something about their condition. So Eddie, a convenient easy-to-use subscription service, was built—a service designed for men with ED, who seek a fuss-free approach to tackling it.
The service works in three easy stages:
- Explain about yourself: so the pharmacist is sure that the medicine is safe for you to take.
- Buy online: no prescription needed, you can either subscribe or buy single packs.
- Free, discreet delivery: delivered to you within two to three days in an unmarked box.
Is this service safe?
Yes, it has been developed in very close collaboration with expert pharmacists to ensure that all safety guidelines and necessary checks are adhered to, enabling men with ED to access Viagra Connect with absolute confidence, at the click of a button.
How discreet is it?
The product is delivered in unbranded packaging to the door of the customer with bank-grade data security.
Viagra Connect is now available without a prescription through the geteddie.co.uk website in packs of four for £19.99 or eight for £34.99, with a maximum order of two packs of eight tablets per month.
Eddie is the UK’s first Viagra Connect digital subscription service, offering a hassle-free, discreet, online service for men with erectile dysfunction (ED). The goal of Eddie is to make it easier and safer for men to do something about their erectile problems.
The customer experience sets Eddie apart. The team behind Eddie wanted to create a service that was quick and easy for the customer. On average, it takes 60 seconds to do an initial assessment, which will let you know if Viagra Connect is right for you. The subscription service then allows you to seamlessly place a regular order, meaning you don’t have to worry about continuously buying ED medication.
One of the main differences with Eddie is that there is no face-to-face interaction initially. However, it is recommended you get a check-up from your GP as soon as you can, after starting Viagra Connect to ensure that you are in tiptop shape.
Viagra Connect does not enhance sexual performance and should not be purchased for recreational use.
Keep your eyes peeled for Eddie featured in Dr Chris Steele’s Dear Doctor magazine