Viagra – An Increasingly Popular Impotence Medication

In today’s society the number of people suffering from severe health complications has increased to a great extent. Men, apart from experiencing health complications, have also been found to be suffering from sexual problems. The most common sexual problems experienced by men are erectile dysfunction or impotence, premature ejaculation, lack of sexual desire or libido and problems regarding orgasm. Sexual problems often lead a man to feel low levels of confidence and self-esteem. Most men experience these problems at least once in their lifetime but for a temporary period. But some do experience them for a prolonged period of time.

What is erectile dysfunction?

When a man is sexually stimulated, a complex process allows him to have erections in order to accomplish a sexual act. During a sexual act, your brain sends signals to the nerves in your penis that leads to the relaxation of corpora cavernosa muscles of the penis. When the corpora cavernosa muscles are relaxed, they create pressure, blocking the veins that are responsible for draining out the blood from your penis. As these veins get blocked, more amount of blood is retained in your penis, which results in an expansion of your penis leading to erections. If a disturbance is caused in this process, you are likely to experience suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction basically refers to a condition in which a man experiences difficulty in achieving or sustaining erections long enough for a satisfactory sexual act. A number of factors can be responsible for causing this condition in men, which can either be physical or psychological in nature. The physical factors that are responsible for causing erectile problems include atherosclerosis, smoking, drinking, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and injury to your spinal cord or nervous system. The psychological factors causing erectile problems include guilt, fatigue, sexual boredom, depression, anxiety, stress, unresolved issues pertaining sexual orientation and conflicts with your partner.

What is Viagra?

One of the most popular treatment options which is used by millions of men is Viagra sildenafil. It often referred to as ‘the blue pill’ as well, owing to the colour of the pill. Viagra was the first drug to be introduced as the impotence treatment by Pfizer in the year 1998. But initially, this pill was manufactured with the purpose of treating men suffering from blood pressure problems. When during the clinical trials it was observed that it actually helped men with erectile problems, the Viagra sale for erectile dysfunction treatment was legalised, and the pill introduced as a prescription medication.

Since then the Viagra sales have increased to a great extent, although sometimes for misusing the pill for increasing one’s libido, which is not correct. Viagra sales figures indicate how popular and effective this pill has been for helping men in treating their erectile problems. Men suffering from erectile problems can take one Viagra tablet approximately 30 to 60 minutes before engaging in a sexual act. You can experience the effects of this pill for up to four hours after taking the pill. Men, who are 18 years old or above can take this pill but it should be avoided by those who are experiencing certain health complications.