Men of all ages and sexually active can be affected with erectile dysfunction condition which is an incapability of getting and maintaining an erection during sexual intercourse. The condition is also commonly called impotence and men throughout the ages have looked for a way to successfully treat this sexual dysfunction. There were herbs that partially treated the affliction, but it is only through the development of sildenafil that completely revolutionized the treatment for ED or erectile dysfunction.
The name sildenafil may not ring a bell to everyone, but its other name which is Viagra is known to all. It should be noted that the main and most important ingredient of generic Viagra and Viagra is sildenafil.
In times past, impotence was believed to be caused by psychological problems and while this is true, it only presents one side of the coin. The other side could also be attributed to physical health conditions such as nerve damage, heart problems, hypertension, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases that can very well cause impotence. These diseases can prevent blood from flowing freely in the penis which is the main reason erection cannot be achieved and maintained.
Sildenafil belongs to the group of drugs called PDE5 inhibitors. The main purpose of PDE5 inhibitors is to make blood flow freely which can be achieved by relaxing the muscles and arteries of the different parts of the body. In the case of sildenafil, its main target is to relax the muscles and arteries of the penis to allow blood to be distributed evenly and freely. This action automatically allows the penis to achieve and maintain an erection.
Another wonderful benefit that sildenafil has been discovered to give is the reduction by half of stress hormones in the heart. The drug has been seen to regulate the amount of blood going to the heart which lessens the force needed in order to pump it back to the whole body.
Some tests done in mice using sildenafil showed that it can reverse the effects of the heart muscles that have been damaged by heart enlargement and heart failure. The findings were published in a medical journal, but yet have to be tested in humans before it could be an established fact. The findings have to be weighed against the side effects that sildenafil have on functions of the heart before it could be declared as a potential treatment for some heart problems.
Sildenafil is available in three dosages: 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg. It is a prescription drug which means that the only way you can purchase and use it would be through a doctor’s prescription. Only your doctor would know the right dosage to use in your case. It should always be remembered that sildenafil should not be used for recreational purposes which might be very dangerous, or taken by men who do not suffer from erectile dysfunction problems. The drug is not meant to add further sexual libido in normal men. It was developed to help the millions of men who have suffered silently with their impotence problems.