There are many reasons for which a man might experience erectile dysfunction, yet all reasons have a treatment option available. It is known that erectile dysfunction frequently occurs among men and becomes more common with age, especially those over the age of 40. While there are many options available to mitigate the effects of erectile dysfunction on a man’s life, only 10 percent will ever seek treatment to help lessen the effects erectile dysfunction has on their life. For erectile dysfunction contributed to by age, there are over ten different oral prescriptions available, and even more differentials available for each brand (ie. liquid, gel capsule, etc). For erectile dysfunction not contributed to age, therapy to reduce stress and depression might be the most effective route. Regardless, a man should not feel ashamed for seeking treatment to lessen the burden of erectile dysfunction.
The most traditional and well known form of all erectile dysfunction treatments is Viagra. The active component ingredient of Viagra is Sildenafil, which is also present in treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension which is high blood pressure in the lungs. It is very important to engage in honest discussion with a medical professional before beginning a treatment option to make sure there are no negative drug interactions or possibility of exacerbating current medical issues. If there are any changes in your medication list, make sure to update your medical professional as well to keep your safety current. Your medical professionals can talk to you about all of your options and discover several options that will best integrate into your life in a safe manner to reduce the effects of erectile dysfunction on your life and return your sex life to normal.
Viagra should not be taken in combination with alcohol or specific drugs treating for high blood pressure. Do not take in combination with other erectile dysfunction medications with ingredients such as sildenafil, tadalafil, or vardenafil. There are other medications that could pose harmful drug interactions in combination with Viagra, make sure to go over these with a medical professional for your health and safety.
Viagra works on a biochemical level to bring blood flow to the penis and allow the ability to get and maintain an erection. There are side effects that may occur while taking Viagra. Which include but are not limited to mild side effects, such as a headache, dizziness, flushing. More severe side effects are those which persist, cause chest pains, or an erection lasting longer than four hours. If you experience any severe side effects, seek medical attention immediately. In the case of an erection lasting longer than four hours, seek medical attention immediately as this can cause permanent damage to the penis.
Viagra is a great treatment option for men who are experiencing erectile dysfunction, but may not be the best option for everyone. It is important to note that Viagra does not treat the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction, but will allow for a return to normalcy in your sex life. Do not be ashamed to talk to a physician about your options and the prospect of Viagra.