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17 December 2020

Erectile dysfunction studies

Studies have shown that 52 percent of men between the ages of forty and seventy suffer from erectile dysfunction.  Many men afflicted with erectile dysfunction resort to using medication to help with their symptoms.  

Which drug for erectile dysfunction? 

Knowing when to speak to a doctor about using erectile dysfunction medications can be both difficult and embarrassing.  However, prior to using erectile dysfunction medications, it is necessary to consult with a medical professional and to be honest with them about the situation so they can ensure the right medication, if any, is prescribed.  Some men will have underlying health conditions that are causing the erectile dysfunction.  These problems may be corrected without an erectile dysfunction medication. 

Is Erectile Dysfunction Psychological? 

Some men cannot get erections for psychological reasons.  Some men might not have a desire to have sexual relations with their partners.  Erectile dysfunction medication will not help these men.  They will need to see a counselor or therapist - either with their partner or alone - to resolve underlying issues.

Viagra Oral

Viagra (sildenafil) is a prescription drug that is commonly used to treat a man's erectile dysfunction.  Viagra doesn't cure erectile dysfunction forever.  It doesn't increase a man's sexual desire. What is does do is relax the muscles in a man's blood vessel walls, which helps to increase blood flow to the penis.  This makes it easier for a man to both get and maintain an erection.  

How Long Does Viagra Last?

Viagra is only effective when there is sexual stimulation to the penis, which can be done by the man or his partner.  When the stimulation starts, the medication will help a man by increasing blood flow to his penis.  Once a man has an erection, Viagra will work to ensure he can maintain it.  Unfortunately, Viagra will not help a man to last longer during sexual intercouse.  However, a man may experience more than one erection while the medication is in their system.    

Men who choose to try Viagra should ensure that they are feeling well, are well rested and are not intoxicated.  Those who are sick, tired or drunk will not get the full effects of Viagra.  In fact, alcohol makes the side effects of Viagra stronger and will actually make erectile dysfunction worse.  

When should I take Viagra for best results?

Viagra cannot be used for spontaneous sex.  Viagra should be taken on an empty stomach, approximately one hour before engaging in sexual intercourse. The medication will start working after about thirty minutes.  However, an erection will require sexual stimulation to occur.  A man will not get a spontaneous erection due to using Viagra.  

What happens after taking Viagra?

In most men, Viagra works for approximately two hours.  However, the amount of time it lasts can vary depending on many factors such as dosage, age and overall health.  Men with certain medical conditions, such as heart problems, heart disease, diabetes or other nervous system problems, may find that Viagra does not last as long for them.  In addition, certain prescription medication may have a negative interaction with Viagra and reduce its effectiveness.  Men on drugs that lower their blood pressure should be especially wary of Viagra, as it might cause dangerously low blood pressure. They should speak to their doctor about other options to treat their erectile dysfunction.  Viagra should also not be taken along with any medication that contains nitrates.  Antifungal and antiviral medications can increase the amount of Viagra in an individual's blood stream, which is very dangerous and leads to toxicity.  Talking with a healthcare provider or pharmacist before taking Viagra will ensure that Viagra will negatively interact with other medications.  

 
 
 
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