Viagra: Is it really today’s holy grail for men or just another fab?

In this article I would like to bend your ear about a product that is so famous not only for its effectiveness, but for the way it is mocked, that it needs no introduction. I’m talking about that little blue pill known as viagra. Aside from being a punchline at parties, what use does it have? Is it right for you? And can it help you be a better, more capable lover?


Viagra has basically been around forever now, being approved by the FDA back in March of 1998 it was the very first oral treatment that had ever been introduced to help treat erectile dysfunction in the United States. The product was then put up out for sale later that very same year.

         But what does it DO that makes it so effective?

Viagra treats erectile dysfunction by  relaxing the muscles that are found within your blood vessels in order to increase blood flow to areas within your body. But before taking this miracle drug to get your mojo back, there are several things you should consider before taking this medicine.

If you happen to have an allergic reaction to sildenafil then viagra is not for you for this reason, also due to the way that viagra can cause shifts in blood pressure it is important to tell your doctor if you are using a drug in the nitrate family to help treat or alleviate chest pains or heart problems. These changes in blood pressure can be particularly dangerous for those users.

Be sure to tell your doctor if you have ever had any of the following conditions so you can determine if viagra is right for you;

  •   – a stomach ulcer
  •   – if there is any health condition in your life that you have been told means you should avoid sexual intercourse
  •   –  a liver or kidney disease
  •   – high blood pressure or low blood pressure
  •   –  heart disease, a history of heart attack, arrhythmia, history of stroke, heart failure, or any type of coronary heart disease.
  •   – blood or bleeding disorders such as Leukemia, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, or multiple myeloma.

If you are prescribed viagra it is important that, as with any medication, you take it exactly as prescribed. You should never take more or less than you are supposed to in order to try and change the effect of the drug.

Viagra should be taken not earlier than one hour before you plan on having sexual intercourse, and you should also not take it more than once per day.

Ultimately only your doctor can make the final decision, so make sure you trust their judgement when it comes to any drug that can have any effect on your blood pressure. Be sure to be respectful to their wishes, and as always be happy, and be healthy!

John Rogers

I am a doctor from Melbourne, VIC.

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