When men reach the ages 30 to 70 erectile dysfunction becomes a common, but a distressing problem. Men around the world have been affected by this sexual dysfunction at a certain time in their lives, with most of them having chronic cases. Surveys have been taken to pinpoint the exact number of men who suffer from erectile dysfunction, but it has remained an unknown factor mainly because most men would rather keep quiet than admit it. For most of the men, admitting that they suffer erectile dysfunction would be very embarrassing and unmanly.
The development of drugs to treat erectile dysfunction gave hope to millions of men who suffer from the disorder. Viagra was the first to arrive on the scene and made the whole world aware of this sexual dysfunction in men. Other giant pharmaceutical companies cashed in on the burgeoning market of erectile dysfunction and the second brand that competed with Viagra is Levitra Vardenafil.
Phosphodiesterases are enzymes working in the penis which Vardenafil acts on to delay its activity. The delay relaxes the muscles as well as allows free flow of blood in the penis. This leads the man to achieve and maintain an erection when there is presence of a sexual stimulation. The free blood flow to the penis is enhanced by Vardenafil making it sufficient to make the penis erect and to maintain the erection from the start to the end of a sexual activity. As soon as sexual intercourse is over, the blood flow to the penis also decreases and erection ceases as well. This happens because the drug could only help get and maintain an erection for four hours.
This action of Vardenafil gives us a clear picture that the drug will not cure erectile dysfunction. It will help a man to get and maintain an erection to do a sexual act but will not treat the condition. Since the drug is only allowed to be taken once a day, a man has to wait for another 24 hours in order to engage in another sexual activity.
Be that as it may, Vardenafil fulfills its claim of giving a man suffering from erectile dysfunction a new lease in his sexual life even when it is temporary. It is a better option than what men in the past had to put up with. In past eras, a man suffering erectile dysfunction suffers silently.
All drugs give side effects and Vardenafil is no exception. Men who have used Viagra before trying Vardenafil claims that there are very minimal side effects to the drug. Some men state that the same symptoms are felt in both drugs which include dizziness, headaches, upset stomach, indigestion, flushing, and congested and runny nose. These side effects usually go away after 24 hours when the drug leaves the body. However, it must be remembered that if symptoms do not disappear, a doctor has to be consulted right away.
Vardenafil is a drug that has to be prescribed by a health care provider. Deciding to use it to treat erectile dysfunction is good but getting a doctor’s approval and a prescription is even better.