One of the most important and beautiful parts in man’s life is his sexual desire. It is a biological need that cannot be held back when the desire hits the bloodstream. Sadly, the desire may be there but the body could sometimes be incapable of doing what the feelings want. The body of a man could suffer from a condition called ED or erectile dysfunction.
The incapability of man to satisfy the sexual needs of his partner because he cannot reach and maintain an erection has shattered many relationships. This condition generally hits men when they reach their fifties, but there are numerous cases of ED in much younger men which prove a point: that ED can happen in men at any age, race, and social status.
Most of the reasons for ED would be health conditions. The damage done to the fibrous tissues, nerves, smooth muscles, and arteries leading to heart disease, hypertension, and liver or kidney diseases are the main culprits for ED. Drinking too much alcohol, drug use, and smoking also contribute to lessening of blood flow to the penis causing ED.
The development of a drug called Viagra was a breakthrough to all men suffering from ED. The drug has revived romance in the lives of men who were resigned to a sexless existence because of their physical inability to please a partner.
Viagra became the wonder drug of the whole world that made it possible for men to get and maintain an erection from beginning to the end of a sexual activity. Ever since FDA approved its usage way back in the 90s, Viagra has changed the lives of men afflicted with ED. Romance and sex were brought back into the lives of ED sufferers almost like a second chance to make up for time lost during the time when the drug was not developed yet. In the light of this achievement, it is hardly surprising that Viagra was named as the king medication for erectile dysfunction. It is also of small wonder when men, from age 18-65 availed of this wonder pill called Viagra.
Viagra belongs to a group of drugs called phosphodiesterase inhibitors. The function of this group of drugs is to stop and control pde-5, an enzyme, resulting in widening and relaxing the smooth muscles of the penis thus allowing free blood flow which leads to an easier and quicker erection. The main ingredient in Viagra is sildenafil which stops pde-5 or phosphodiesterase type 5 which is an enzyme in multiple cells and tissues in the body. Inhibiting pde-5 improves nitric oxide production which in turn enhances the functions of the blood vessels and heart.
The common recommended dose for Viagra is 50mg, but this may depend on the severity of the problem. The desired result may not be achieved with a 50mg dosage and may need a higher dose of 100mg. It should be noted that since it is a prescription drug, a doctor has to be consulted before usage. Like all drugs, it can produce side effects that may lead to serious health conditions.