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Viagra treatment

Viagra is a sildenafil-based medication that is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence): the inability to get, and maintain, an erection.

A man is considered to have erectile dysfunction if he regularly finds it difficult getting or keeping a firm enough erection to be able to have sex, or if it interferes with other sexual activity.

Since the discovery that the drug Viagra, affected penile erections, most people have become aware that ED is a treatable medical condition.

Facts on erectile dysfunction:

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as persistent difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection sufficient to have sex.
  • Causes are usually medical but can also be psychological.
  • Organic causes are usually the result of an underlying medical condition affecting the blood vessels or nerves supplying the penis.
  • Numerous prescription drugs, recreational drugs, alcohol, and smoking, can all cause ED.

Men may not always successfully achieve an erection, and if this rarely happens, it is not considered a medical problem.

However, ED does not only refer to a complete inability to achieve an erect penis. Symptoms can also include struggling to maintain an erection for long enough to complete intercourse or an inability to ejaculate.

There are often also emotional symptoms, such as embarrassment, shame, anxiety, and a reduced interest in sexual intercourse.

A man is considered to have ED when these symptoms occur regularly.

What is Viagra and how is it used?

Viagra is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Viagra may be used alone or with other medications.
Viagra belongs to a class of drugs called PAH, PDE-5 Inhibitors, Phosphodiesterase-5 Enzyme Inhibitors.

How Does Viagra Work?

Viagra belongs to a class of drugs called PDE5 inhibitors. These medications work by blocking the degradative action of the PDE5 enzyme (cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase type 5), which plays an important role in regulating blood flow to the sponge-like erectile tissue of the penis.

In simple terms, Viagra works by improving blood flow into the soft tissue of your penis. This makes it easier to get and maintain an erection. Our guide to how Viagra works covers this process in more detail.

How often can I take Viagra?

For most patients, the recommended dose is 50 mg taken, as needed, approximately 1 hour before sexual activity. However, Viagra may be taken anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours before sexual activity. The maximum recommended dosing frequency is once per day.
Based on effectiveness and toleration, the dose may be increased to a maximum recommended dose of 100 mg or decreased to 25 mg.

Use with food

Viagra may be taken with or without food.
Drinking large amounts of alcohol or having a high-fat meal before taking Viagra will delay and possibly prevent its effectiveness, so it’s worth bearing that in mind.

Does Viagra cause an instant erection?

The short answer is no, just like in any sexual situation you need to be aroused to get an erection.
Viagra simply makes it easier for you to get an erection.

Do I need Viagra?

You only need Viagra if you suffer from erectile dysfunction.
If you’re regularly unable to get or keep an erection that is firm enough to have sex, then Viagra is an effective, safe solution
Occasional erectile dysfunction isn’t uncommon and can be due to issues like stress, alcohol, recreational drug use, or tiredness.

Viagra taking benefits:

  • bigger and long-lasting erections
  • maximum pleasure
  • the surge in sex drive and energy
  • ramps up stamina and staying power
  • increased sexual confidence
  • the feeling of cheerfulness and maximum performance