Viagra has been used as an erection enhancement drug since 1998. It primarily blocks a chemical compound that is the reversing agent of a normal erection. This makes the penile muscles harder by the inflow of more blood. Hence the man is able to maintain his erection for a longer duration of time.
Erectile dysfunction commonly called ED is an embarrassing condition. Some people prefer to generalize the term by calling it sexual dysfunction. It is quite common to suffer from ED after a man has turned 40 but the scenario is different nowadays. Young men who are just 25 years are beginning to experience ED which is not a very good sign. Viagra is the saving grace for ED. Technically termed sildenafil citrate, this drug is known to be efficacious in treating a man’s sexual dysfunction.
The US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) approved the drug in the year 1998. Ever since sildenafil has been used, misused and abused by the male population around the globe. Sexual health is always a sensitive topic especially something like ED is ultra-sensitive for a man as his very manhood is affected. It is indeed difficult for a man to talk about this problem. However the formulation comes in the form of an oral pill. This makes it easier for purchase and dosing. There are also a host of other benefits of using this pill. In fact sildenafil has been credited as the pioneer in the history of ED medication.
The working mechanism
The miracle pill has no doubt helped millions of people in making their sexual lives better. In short the primary action of this drug is to block a certain chemical produced in the body which reverses the normal erection. Hence the quantity of chemicals is increased by the body. This triggers muscle constriction. As a result, penile muscles are not constricted. This situation allows more blood flow into the penis and helps the man to maintain a stronger and long lasting erection. One thing to be noted is that this pill will begin to work only when the penis has got an erection. It does not accomplish the task of stimulation to obtain the erection. In other words sildenafil will only maintain the erection but not help you get one. Stimulation has to be done by other methods only.
The mechanism of action is better understood by understanding the physiology of the male penis. For most people talking about the private parts of their body is quite tough. However, if one has to treat or study a specific medical condition, complete and total examination of the affected part is inevitable. The male penis has two natural functions; urination and ejaculation. The former is the release of the metabolic byproduct of various body mechanisms in the form of liquid urine that is stored temporarily in the urinary bladder. The latter involves release of the sperms and the accompanying fluid (seminal fluid) that is stored in the prostate. Normally when a man is sexually aroused, two things happen. The penis becomes erect and when stimulated further ejaculation occurs. Sounds simple, but for men suffering from ED, step two is either impossible or difficult. Viagra will help largely in the second part helping men to remain harder longer. This is one of the best sellers.