Healthy sexual life is one of the important aspects of life that determines the quality of life of the couple. Healthy sexual life has a positive impact on the quality of life, whereas poor sexual life has a negative impact on the quality of life. Erectile dysfunction adversely affects the quality of life of millions of people worldwide. Erectile dysfunction is a condition that not only affects the life of a sufferer but it also affects the life of his partner.
Erectile dysfunction is one of the common sexual dysfunction which is defined as an inability of a man to attain and maintain a penile erection during sexual activity. It is associated with various psychological problems such as depression, low self esteem, relationship problem, and marital status. There are many factors that can lead to the occurrence of erectile dysfunction in a man such as diabetes, stress, smoking, drinking, and many other factors. Sexual life can be affected by various factors and it is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction.
There are many medicines available to treat the condition of erectile dysfunction and some of the most recommended medicines include, sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil. All these medicines belong to the class of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors and the result of these medicines are quite similar. Although the result is the same for the medicines, the efficacy level of each of these medicines differs from one another.
Sildenafil is an oral therapy that is highly recommended for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It is a medicine that has an ability to manage the condition of erectile dysfunction really well. Sildenafil or viagra is one of the widely prescribed medicine for erectile dysfunction and it is often known as a little blue pill.
How a little blue pill works??
Erectile function is a complex function and it involves an increased blood inflow to the penis region and decreased venous return. It should be noted that a little blue pill or viagra requires sexual stimulation to effectively treats erectile dysfunction. Normally, an erection is achieved when nitric oxide is released from the penile nerve and stimulates the production of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). cGMP further induces the smooth muscle relaxation in the erectile tissue and increases the blood inflow in the penile region. Sometimes cyclic guanosine monophosphate is degraded by phosphodiesterase type 5 enzymes and impairs the overall entire function.
A little blue pill inhibits these phosphodiesterase type 5 and stops the degradation of cyclic guanosine monophosphate. It increases the level of cGMP which causes the smooth muscles to relax and leads to an increase in blood flow to the penis region. As a result, a sufficient erection is maintained.
It should be noted that consumption of viagra should be done only after consulting the doctor. There are certain medicines that are known to interfere with this drug and consumption of this drug should be avoided. Also, the consumption of this drug should be avoided under certain health conditions such as liver problem.
Important instructions to follow
- Read the label carefully
- Consult a doctor before consuming this drug
- Share your medical history with the doctor
- Keep it out of reach of children
- If you experience any side effect, contact the doctor immediately