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Experts in the field of sexual medicine are set to debate over whether erectile dysfunction drugs should be used solely for health problems or for lifestyle purposes as well. PDE-5 inhibitors such as Viagra (sildenafil citrate), were initially developed to treat angina. Levitra (vardenafil and Cialis (tadalafil) were developed to treat erectile dysfunction in men. An estimated 152 million men suffer from ED in the US - roughly half of those over 40. ED can be caused by diabetes, depression, hypertension or prostate surgery. However, many healthy men are also using the drug to improve their sexual performance even though they don't have ED.
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About: Experts debate over whether ED drugs should be used as a lifestyle enhancement drug as well
Date: 2 December 2004
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