Erectile Dysfunction can affect a man at any point in his life after he becomes sexually mature. Contrary to what some might believe, it has nothing to do with his manliness, his prowess in the bedroom, or his sexual desire.
Erectile Dysfunction is caused by many things such as illnesses, injuries, age, and sometimes can simply come and go without any clear reason. There is no cure for Erectile Dysfunction, in spite of it affecting over one hundred million men worldwide and one million men in South Africa Alone. One of the most effective treatments for Erectile Dysfunction has earned itself the right to be a household name synonymous with the disorder, and that medication is Viagra.
Viagra contains Sildenafil Citrate, which is the active ingredient that helps men to achieve erections where they might not have been able to before.
Sildenafil Citrate works by relaxing the muscles and blood vessels in and around the penis. When a man becomes sexually active after having taken Viagra, the relaxed muscles and blood vessels allow blood to flow more naturally and easily into the penis causing erections that are not only hard enough for intercourse, but erections that stay hard. There are different varieties of Viagra, as well, and Viagra comes at different dosages. The active effects of Sildenafil Citrate at different doses either help an erection to come about, help it to be hard enough, or help it to remain. Speaking with your doctor about what sort of help you need is the first step in getting the right dose for you. Doses of Viagra are available in concentrations between twenty five and one hundred milligrams per pill. Viagra is sold in packs of four for only six dollars twenty AUD, and is recognized and subsidized by the South African Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
Viagra is a powerful medication, so proper precautions and preparation should be taken into consideration before taking Viagra.
You can purchase Viagra in any brick and mortar Pharmacy in South Africa, and can order it online, but a prescription is required as it is a controlled substance. Viagra should be taken on an empty stomach at least a half hour to an hour before sexual activity, and will remain active for up to four hours. You should never drink Alcohol in large quantities when taking Viagra, and must avoid taking nitrates in any form. Nitrates are typically prescribed for cardiovascular and prostate issues, and are sometimes found in various recreational drugs. Taking Viagra in conjunction with these drugs can be life threatening. Speak openly and candidly with your doctor about your needs in order to ensure the correct dosage is prescribed, and continue to be open and honest with your doctor in the future in order to ensure your dosage remains correct. If you experience side effects while taking Viagra, they do normally go away on your own but can be bothersome. If you experience side effects that do not go away, you should speak with your doctor or seek immediate medical assistance. These side effects include dizziness, headache, stuffy or runny nose, back pain, muscle pain, nausea, gastrointestinal discomfort, and flushed skin. Viagra can be dangerous to those who are at a risk of stroke or who have suffered a stroke, those with heart and kidney issues, and certain eye issues such as Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Medical Practitioner (General Practice) with postgraduate diplomas in Cape Town. My special interest is erectile dysfunction.