More than 30 million people suffer from Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in the United States of America. There are many reasons why a man would suffer from ED, some of which include stress, lifestyle, psychiatric disorders, and physiological defects. Many have to consider drastic measures such as surgery, even when they’re older and ED could be because of age only. However, more and more people seem to be opting for a much less invasive and cost-effective solution to address the problem. This solution is called Sildenafil
WHAT IS SILDENAFIL?
Sildenafil is more popularly known as Viagra, but buying a brand name medication will cost you a lot more. Sildenafil is the generic name of the medication and refers to the main chemical compound in the medicine, sildenafil citrate. Sildenafil citrate tablets, as they are most commonly found, will help in suppressing the PDE5 enzyme which increases blood flow to the penis, allowing for a stronger and longer erection.
You must understand that taking Sildenafil doesn’t mean you’ll have an instantaneous erection the second you take the pill. It takes about an hour for the pill to take effect, with the effects lasting for about four hours. This three-hour window is when you would be able to have sex without having to feel ashamed about your dysfunction.
People don’t suffer from side effects a lot when it comes to Sildenafil usage. However, there are some side effects that have been reported and the most common ones include headaches, dizziness, faintness, nasal congestion, facial flushing, nausea, and indigestion. The rarest reported side effect is visual changes and if you do experience anything of the sort, speak to a doctor immediately and discontinue using Sildenafil until you have done so.
WHAT’S THE RECOMMENDED DOSAGE?
Most doctors recommend a 50mg dosage of Sildenafil, taken only once a day. If 50mg is not giving you the desired effect or not helping you in accordance with your sexual activity, then you can speak to a doctor to discuss an increase in the dosage. Don’t do it yourself as you could end up suffering from side effects or adverse reactions, which would activate at higher doses.
SOME EXTRA THINGS TO CONSIDER
You should also note that Sildenafil will not create a sexual desire in you and will not alter your libido itself. You will still need to be sexually aroused if the pill is going to take effect and give you an erection.
Sildenafil also takes a longer time to take effect if you take it right after a meal. So time your meals accordingly if you intend on having sex. You also need to keep yourself well-hydrated before and after taking Sildenafil.
As you can see, Sildenafil is a popular option for a variety of reasons. Limited side effects and no permanent physical changes allow for a convenient and cost-effective solution to ED. At most, you will have to be a bit more mindful and make slight adjustments to your lifestyle if you want to reap the full benefits of Sildenafil.