If you feel unhappy each time you try to get an erection, and if you suffer at the thought of having sexual activity, you are likely to be undergoing through a condition called erectile dysfunction or impotence.
This is not an infrequent condition; lots of men experience some symptoms of impotence. Most of these men are in their 50s and over. Commonly they have weak or no erections or cannot sustain an erection during sex.
So, if you seem to be one of those who are having problems in your daily sexual activity, then you should try Viagra as a remedy.
This innovative method of ED treatment helps men to liberate from the symptoms of impotence and brings back normal sexual activity. The treatment involves only using a pill just when needed and get some sexual stimulation to induce the process of getting the erection. The concept of Viagra working mechanism is enclosed in the facilitation of blood flowing into the penis. This assists in getting good and strong erections which a man can keep as long as he will.
Viagra can be used by healthy men and those who may have illness like hardening of heart arteries, hypertension, diabetes and spinal cord injuries. For better results a man should use the correct dose which can be adjusted by a doctor. Besides, your doctor can decide if Viagra is safe for you.
Viagra can be dangerous if taken improperly or more frequently than recommended. Make sure that you take the adjusted dose and only once in 24 hours.
The medicine should be used 30-45 min before engaging in sex. It is better to avoid food with the medicine. Take your dose with water.
For best results of the treatment with Viagra, a man should use it as prescribed. Never use Viagra with nitrates or alcohol. The mixture with some other medicines may be also dangerous. Read the leaflet with the medicine or ask your doctor for more information.
Viagra effectively relieves the symptoms of erectile dysfunction in men. The proper use of the medication guarantees rigid erections lasting long for the time necessary for sexual intercourse. It is one of the most –trusted by the doctors and men drugs, which can be safely used by most of males.
Still this medication may cause adverse events, especially in men who use it in larger doses or more frequently than recommended.
Some other groups of men may have an increased risk for the side effects of this medication. These are the men with unstable heart disease, angina, certain eye disorders, blood cell problems and other conditions. Any patient who intends to use Viagra should first have a counsel at his doctor to be sure that this medication is safe for him.
Viagra should not be used with any other medicine or device that causes erections. It may cause serious health consequences. Avoid the use of Viagra with alcohol as well.
Here is the information about possible side effects of Viagra.
Viagra common side effects:
• pains in the muscles
• nose congestion
• pain around the eyes
• redness of the skin
• stomach discomfort
These side effects are unpleasant but not serious. They go away as the body of a man gets used to them.
Viagra uncommon serious side effects:
• burning feeling in the chest or stomach
• cloudy or bloody urine
• severe dizziness
• abnormal vision
• blurred vision
• hearing loss
• fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
• heart failure
• nausea (severe or continuing)
• prolonged, painful erection
• swelling of the face, hands, feet, or lower legs
The serious side effects of the medication occur rarely and need medical attention. If any of serious side effects develops in you, it is urgent to get medical help immediately. Discontinue using this medicine and call emergency medical assistance.
For safe use of the medication Viagra remember the following things you should discuss with your doctor before consuming this medication.
It is important to inform your doctor about your cardiovascular status if you have heart disease or a history of heart attack, stroke or abnormal heartbeats. For some patients with heart disease, sexual activity may be dangerous during a certain period of time. Viagra use does not lead to or worsens any heart problems, still its use for erectile function improvement may be contraindicated for patients with unstable heart disease, pain in the chest and high blood pressure.
One of the most important things to remember is that Viagra should never be used with nitrates. Nitrates are medications often used by people with heart problems, heart burn, chest pain and other conditions. The concomitant use of Viagra with nitrates may lead to fatal outcome due to a sudden and serious drop in blood pressure. If you are not sure about your medication, discuss its use with your doctor.
Other medical conditions necessary to discuss with your doctor include:
- coronary artery disease;
- blood pressure problems;
- serious liver disease;
- serious kidney impairment;
- blood cell or bleeding disorders;
- if you have a stomach ulcer;
- any eye conditions especially retinitis pigmentosa or other retinal disease;
- any trauma to the penis or physical deformity of the penis;
- a history of priapism, sudden hearing loss or loss of vision.
Other important things you should discuss with your doctor are:
- the use of medications for other conditions;
- the use of medications for ED treatment;
- allergic reactions to medications and particularly to sildenafil or other ingredients in viagra.
A patient should always ask medical advice from a doctor before deciding to use Viagra or any other drugs. There could be unpredictable problems that may be harmful for your general health. Using drugs including Viagra improperly can lead to serious health consequences, so it is best to consult a doctor who has a patient’s comprehensive medical history. A patient may have other serious health conditions such as a history of a heart attack or unstable angina, may take other medications such as nitrates which contradict with Viagra use.
So before using Viagra do visit your doctor and tell him/her if:
- You have problems with heart, heart rhythm or angina;
- You have a history of a heart attack, stroke or heart failure;
- You have hypotension or hypertension;
- You have any blood cell disorders;
- You have kidney or liver problems;
- You have had a priapism condition;
- You have a physical deformity of a penis;
- You take other medications.
Your doctor will assess whether there is any risk for your health if you use Viagra. Besides only a doctor can adjust the right dose for you to eliminate the possibility of health consequences and side effects.
Viagra helps many men (4 out of 5 men) with erectile dysfunction to respond adequately to sexual stimulation. When a man is sexually aroused, Viagra enables the penis to fill with enough blood for an erection. After sex is over, the erection goes away naturally.
In eight large double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover studies of adult male patients with erectile dysfunction induced by different factors, the use of Viagra with sexual stimulation improved erections. Special evaluation was done by RigiScan allowing objectively assessing hardness and duration of erections produced by Viagra.
The efficacy of Viagra was observed approximately 45- 60 minutes post dose. Still some men experienced the effect within 30 minutes post dose. The erectile response generally increased with the dose increases. Still the side effects occurrence also increases with the increases in the dose. The Viagra effect as assessed in most studies was up to 4 hours.