Viagra – Changing The Lives Of Men With ED

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Viagra - Changing The Lives Of Men With ED
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What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is a medical condition in which men have difficulty getting or keeping an erection. It is also known as ED and impotence. This condition occurs when an inadequate amount of blood flows to the penis, preventing an erection.

According to a study, about 30 million men in the US alone face this problem. Some men have difficulty in getting an erection every time they are aroused while in others these symptoms happen once in a while.

 

Erectile dysfunction is mainly caused due to physical reasons but sometimes it can be caused due to mental disorders like depression, anxiety, and worry. Although ED may be caused by physical causes, still it can be enhanced when coupled with depression and anxiety.

Another cause of ED can sometimes be attributed to the use of medications. These medications can be used to treat high blood pressure, heart disease, and depression.

Viagra

Viagra is a drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction. It works by increasing blood flow to the penis so men can get and also keep an erection for sexual intercourse. This drug has been used for almost 30 years and has proven results in men with all degrees of erectile dysfunction.

The drug usually takes 30-60 minutes to kick in. And it is recommended to be taken only when you need it. Also, Viagra capsules need to be consumed only when you are sexually stimulated. It can be taken 4 hours before any sexual activity so men don’t need to hurry after taking it. After intercourse, the erection should go away, if it does not then you need to see your doctor and consult him right away as it may lead to long term injury.

Viagra Capsules

Viagra is a brand name for sildenafil citrate complex that is used for treating erectile dysfunction as well as pulmonary arterial hypertension. Its chemical formula is C22h30N6O4S. It was first developed by researchers in the United Kingdom and introduced in the market by Pfizer Inc. Pfizer is a pharmaceutical company in the US, it was later sold by the name of Revatio.

The main function of Viagra is to relax the muscles of the penis so that ample blood can flow in the vessels producing an erection. Viagra has been effective in treating ED for a large number of men and has changed their lives for the better.

Is The Lifestyle Responsible For Causing ED?

The answer is yes. Some lifestyle factors can trigger ED like smoking, drinking and stressful conditions. These conditions affect blood circulation that is why they cause ED. Lifestyle can be changed with a little effort and dedication. Some things that can be done in everyday life are:

  • Stay more active throughout the day. Take up light exercises like walking or yoga.
  • Eat healthily and consume food in small portion sizes. This will help in weight management.
  • Quit smoking. This will save you from a lot of diseases.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Take steps to reduce all the stressors you have in your life.

Side Effects Of Viagra:

Safety comes first, so it is better to know the side effects ahead of use. Reported side effects of the drug include:

  • Priapism (an erection that won’t go away) is a condition in which an erection lasts for more than 4 hours or even after sex. In this case, it is crucial to seek medical help right away. If not treated properly, this can damage the penis permanently.
  • Vision loss in one or both eyes: This can be a sign of a serious eye condition called NAION (non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy). Discontinue use immediately if you observe this symptom. Contact your healthcare provider immediately or seek medical help asap.
  • Sudden hearing loss or decreased hearing: Some people might experience dizziness or ringing in their ears along with hearing loss. If you experience one or more of these symptoms stop taking Viagra capsules and visit a health professional.

Note: It is important to consult your doctor before taking the Viagra drug. Discuss all the medication that you’re already taking with your physician. Also, inform the doctor of any allergies that you have, then only will your physician be able to make the decision of prescribing you this drug.

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