More and more men a using Viagra. But how do these pills, what should pay attention to and what to do if you want to talk to their doctors about erectile dysfunction, but can not really crack the talk?
The consumption of Viagra increases steadily. In 2008, exactly 69,438 men Viagra - about 2,200 more than in 2007. It should be noted that the official figure - that is, that men have been on a trip around the doctor to get a prescription for the pills. But on top should be a number of men who buy sexual enhancement products on the black market. By its nature known number not, but it is estimated to be large.
For there are still many men who are reluctant to go to the doctor and tell them that they have problems with erection. They can therefore be tempted by one of the countless mails about Viagra that pop up in the electronic mailbox. And it can be an expensive and dangerous acquaintance. In general, cutting down not many dollars by trading on the black market, but more important is that you have no idea what you get. If you are lucky, it seems the pills properly, or they are harmless, but you run the risk that the pills are downright dangerous to health.
So if you have your health dear, there's no way around the doctor who otherwise hardly lift an eyebrow at being presented with an erection problem. It's so common to have problems with erection, that every other man at one time or another experience it.
Men now seek help more often
Consultant Peter Lyngdorf, who runs a clinic for sexual dysfunctions in Gentofte and is one of the doctors who know the most about impotence, or erectile dysfunction as the experts prefer to call it, seeing also that men have been better to seek help, when your sex life is not working as it should.
- The first time I had my clinic, it took about two years, the man got the symptom, he sought help. Now it only takes from six months to a year. So men are better at doing something about it, and they have clearly easier to talk about erectile problems today, said Peter Lyngdorf.
He is not blind to the fact that the very fact that he is a specialist and is not the same as the man also goes to other health problems that may affect transparency. He experiences so often that the patient does not want him to inform the practitioner about the treatment he gets started.
It starts with the doctor
The norm is that it is the practitioner, the man goes to when he has problems with erection. And the first visit is often associated with a good deal of anxiety and uncertainty. As easy it is therefore not to talk about something that most perceived as very private.
It may therefore be a good idea to order a physical health check. So you will not have to share with the Secretary of the problem, and also the doctor will also start to take an interest in your overall health.
For erectile dysfunction can be caused by various physical conditions such as age and disease. Problems with erection is not necessarily a consequence of age, although it will be difficult for many to achieve a proper erection as years. In contrast, a number of the diseases, we particularly affected by the age, cause problems. This applies, for example, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
Then the doctor will also take an interest in your lifestyle, for example, whether you smoke when he must uncover what the cause of erectile problems can be. It is critical to the ability to get an erection, the blood flow to the penis is adequate, and smoke (and alcohol) affects the blood vessels and increasing blood supply to the penis.
The desire has to be there
The background to an erection is that the brain sends a signal to the cells in the lower part of the spinal cord, which in turn via nerve fibers sends a message to the arteries that carry blood to the penis to expand, making the blood supply is increased. In turn, the spongy tissue of the penis fill with blood, and then the uprising there.
To get an erection should psyche, hormonal balance, nervous system and vascular system all play together. But first and foremost, the man want. If the desire is missing, helps no Viagra. The pills suports only the process that happens when the man is sexually stimulated - they do not like themselves.
Lack of power is all in fact often stress or unresolved issues with your partner. So it is trying doctor also clarify.
Three kinds of pills
If not a psychological cause of erectile failure, the first choice is often Viagra or PDE-R inhibitor, as they are called.
There are three kinds: Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. The three drugs are equally effective, said Peter Lyngdorf, but there is a difference in how long they last. Viagra is effective for 6-8 hours, 8-10 hours and Levitra Cialis up to 36 hours. Usually taken the pills half an hour before the man wants an erection, but Cialis is available in a small dose can be taken daily. This means that there is always sufficiently high concentration in the blood that man can achieve an erection.
As with most medications, it also applies here that there can be side effects, namely headache, facial flushing and easier visual disturbances. But of them all was that the side effects are less and less the longer you use them. Taken together, the pills work on about 70 percent of all patients.
There is one group of men who can not take pills for potency, namely those suffering from chest pain (angina) and therefore takes nitroglycerin-containing preparations. If these drugs are combined with Viagra, there is a clear risk of excessive blood pressure decrease in the patient.
But there is nothing to prevent that patients taking other heart medications, can use Viagra, Cialis or Levitra, said Peter Lyngdorf. There is no increased risk of either a heart attack or stroke by taking them. People who have had a heart attack or have had high blood pressure, can easily use Viagra if their heart condition is stable phase, ie, that it is more than three months ago, the last had problems
Everything will be as before.
And they work well in the sense that the man's orgasm is quite the same as before, he used Potency. And they have also the added benefit that the man does not need such a long pause before he could second time.
- It's usually not matter, but you've all figured out that the waiting period will be shorter, says Peter Lyngdorf. He also says that the pills have no negative effect on sperm production. The man can certainly make the woman pregnant, even though he must have the help of Viagra.
The vast majority who take Viagra, is over 50 years. But in fact there were 71 men between 15 and 19 who used Viagra in 2008. And there is no upper limit. 5 men over 95 years grabbed a pill in 2008, figures from the Danish Medicines Agency. The oldest patient, Peter Lyngdorf has prescribed pills, was 92 years.
Peter Lyngdorf stresses that Viagra is not always the right thing for a man with erectile problems. There are cases where the patient's lifestyle or attitude is less appropriate, and here you talk therapy either for the man alone, or together with your partner, be in place. And it helps a lot, he says.
Women has to wait
There is no sexual enhancement products for women. There a lot of research like pills, but it has not yet succeeded researchers to find the formula that can give women more sex.