How Does Viagra Work?

By far, the most popular sexual enhancing drug in the world is Viagra. The famous “little blue pill” is best known for it’s assistance with combating erectile dysfunction in males 35 and older by allowing them to perform better in the bedroom.

Erections are a complicate subject for males as to achieve the act involves an increased heart rate, blood flow, active nerve endings and being in the right state of mind before they can become intimate with another person. Problems occur when a male is unable to maintain or hold a firm erection in order to have sexual relations. This condition is called erectile dysfunction or a temporary case of impotence.

The Cause of an Erectile Dysfunction

An erection occurs when an increased amount of blood is sent to the penis and placed inside the erectile tissues. Eventually, the blood flow is released and the erected penis returns to it’s normal size. Erectile dysfunction forms when the enzyme PDES interferes with the blood flow process and leaves the penis limp for an extended period of time.

How Viagra Treats Erectile Dysfunction

The goal of using Viagra is to gain some medical assistance with the difficulty of maintaining an erection during sex. Often, doctors believe the lone treatment option is perscribing the oral pill to combat erectile dysfunction in patients. The drug’s main responsibility is to extend the time length of the user’s erection. Viagra does this by relaxing the muscles and veins inside the penis. It’s a gradual process before the blood flow returns back to normalcy. It should have a normal feel to the patient. Once aroused, the combination of relaxation and increased blood flow should achieve a firm erection for the sufferer.

A normal doseage of Viagra is 50 mg, but some physicians may perscribe 25 mg to 100 mg depending on your current medical condition. You should begin to feel the effects of the drug approximately 30 minutes after ingesting the pill. Viagra tends to work best when the pill is taken on an empty stomach, so to gain the maximum effects of the medicine itself. Most cases, Viagra will stay in your body for up to eight hours, but that doesn’t mean you should have an erection for that same length of time.

Finally, Viagra isn’t a safe option for those males who are suffering from heart disease or some form of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Side Effects of Viagra

Refrain from over-dosing yourself as actions of this nature may cause damage to your heart and lungs. Continued abuse of the drug will increase your chances of sustaining a heart attack.

If your erection last for more than four hours, seek immediate medical assistance as this condition could damage the entire region. A full examination should be standard practice even if you’re not feeling any pain with your penis.

Written by Jacob Maslow

Jacob Maslow is a writer and marketing specialist who began his career as a payroll manager. The same affinity for numbers that originally led him to an early career in accounting now comes in handy when it comes to understanding and working with marketing analytics.

A native of New York, Maslow is now based in the Middle East, where he provides high-quality services to clients in a variety of industries, including the legal, medical and financial sectors. As the owner of Word Pro SEO, , Maslow specializes in bringing professionals and clients together in a dynamic, responsive way. His extensive knowledge of the business world combined with his writing expertise give him an edge when it comes to consulting with businesses regarding their marketing campaigns. 

In addition to his marketing and consulting work, Maslow has founded a variety of news websites, including  Legal Scoops, eThailand, Forex Binary News, Key Investing, Rapid News Network and StreetWise Journal. He is a frequent contributor to the publications eThailand and Legal Scoops and has also published articles on business.com, business2community.com and dozens of other sites.