What do we really know about Viagra, except that it is blue and that it is used for certain male “problems”. Surprisingly little in fact. Well, this is a start, but this article will try to explain this famous drug a little further and, hopefully inform you well on what it does and how it does it in simple terms.
First of all, it may come as a huge shock, but Viagra is originally intended as a blood pressure drug. Fortunately, during the lab tests, it is discovered that it does a great job helping people with erectile dysfunctions. Seeing that, the company that developed Viagra (Pfizer) abandon their research when it comes to blood pressure drug (they didn’t have much success there as it is) and focused on developing the very first medication for erectile dysfunction ever. After a few more years of testing it in their labs, they were finally able to present a drug called Sildenafil, which became marketed as Viagra. This happened in 1998.
Viagra has very soon become a very popular drug among the male population, even though it is often disputed for potentially causing some severe health problems, even life-threatening. Fortunately, it is not as dangerous as some try to present it.
Viagra is an PDE5 inhibitor. This enzyme has a negative effect on a chemical called cGMP, which is responsible for diluting blood vessels in your penis and thus allowing blood to freely pour into your male organ. Without enough blood, you can not achieve an erection. So you see how important this chemical actually is for your sex life. Thanks to Viagra, PDE5 is inhibited and cGMP can do its job. The end result is a healthy erection whenever you need it and a good sexual life.
Of course, no one expected Viagra to remain alone and unchallenged in this business. Once other companies saw how much money they could make here, they immediately tried to develop their own ED pill and present it to the consumers. To this day, Viagra remains the most commonly used erectile dysfunction medication and it does not seem likely that anything will budge it from its number one position in this market any time soon.
In case you were wondering, no you shouldn’t take Viagra simply to boost your sexual performance. It simply doesn’t work that way. It is used only if you have medical problems with your erection, any positive effects on your sexual life otherwise are just a plain placebo effect. Besides, there are some side effects that you need to be careful off when you are using Viagra. Therefore, consult with your doctor first, before he allows you to start taking this ED pill and make sure that you follow his instructions closely, even though you could be tempted to take more than you need, for better effects.