Archive for May 2011
One of the most common questions asked by the patients is- “What Happens If I Take More Than the Recommended Dose?” The doctors highly recommend not exceeding the prescribed dose. The amount of the drug does matter.
In studies of males who took 50 mg of the drug, 70% reported improved erections after 12 weeks of use. But that number enlarged to 82% with 100 mg, the maximum recommended dose.
The fact is that – more than 100 mg will not increase the hardness or prolong the erection, 200mg of the drug confirmed to have greater chance of side effects.
Problems with vision is a side effect only 11% with 100 mg, but increases to between 40% and 50% with 200 mg. 25% of men who use 200 mg experience facial flushing, while 15% report stomach problems.
The studies of very high doses effects on males were held in small number of people. However in one study of 20 healthy men who took between 200 mg and 800 mg of Viagra, 95% of patients had some side effect that lasted far longer than usual. Vision problems lasted as long as eight hours among the 50% of men who experienced them. And one patient taking 600 mg reported an erection lasting five hours, a potentially harmful problem.
We highly recommend not exceeding the prescribed dose and before taking larger amount of the drug consulting your doctor. This precaution will eliminate or make less side effects of the drug.
Drive is the biological enthusiasm that makes us seek sexual behavior (or proceptivity – for male) and for female – accept sexual behavior with sexual arousal (or receptivity). Sexual drive is a great energy giving rise to fantasies, masturbation or sexual activity.
There is a special center in our brain that answers for sexual drive. This center is influenced by the amount of testosterone, neurotransmitters and neuropeptide chemicals. Medical science is on the way to produce new drugs that may increase sex drive.
Sexual drive leads to desire and sexual behavior. Sexual satisfaction is achieved when someone’s sexual behavior matches our expectations. Still no one can say what represents normal sexual drive and desire.
It is no doubt that sexual drive has its peak when we are young and lessens with age and the duration of a relationship. Drive may also be affected by different changes in your life, overwork, fatigue from chronic illness and other activities that offer sex less or no place in our life.
Try to think over all aspects of your lifestyle and relationship. Make a male sex hormone blood test from your doctor, before deciding the best way to get increased sexual drive.
Myth №1 – “Real men” don’t know what erectile dysfunction is
Practically all men over the age of 40 have experienced problems with erections. According to the statistics more than 250 million male worldwide have problems with potency. However this figure can be underestimated because only 2 men in 10 seek treatment for erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction is an inability to have and maintain an erection. This inability does not mean that a male has a lack of libido or cannot ejaculate or achieve orgasm, a lack of strength, desire or interest.
Myth №2 – Impotence is a result of psychological problems
In reality less than 20% of men who suffer from ED have psychological problems which cause the disease. Practically all the sufferers have physical disoders such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or prostate cancer. Stress, anxiety and loss of self-confidence often occur as secondary psychological factors.
Myth №3 – Impotence is a natural part of growing old
The changes in the human body with age influence greatly on the ability of a person to have a good erections. Still impotence risks do not include age as a main factor, ED occurs primarily due to bad health conditions such as: diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. Risks of impotence are also increased by some medications prescribed for these conditions.
Myth №4 – There is no “cure” for ED
Medical science hasn’t made “once and for all cure” for impotence yet, still different therapies appeared to treat this disease effectively. Oral medications such as Viagra have revolutionized the treatment of ED; but these medications have side effects and some warnings so not everyone can take them.
Myth №5 – Women do not suffer from impotence
Both men and women can have problems with potency. Lack of understanding and denial of the problem result in depression, anxiety, and constant stress for both partners. When one partner avoids sexual contact with the other physiological problems can appear.
Myth №6 – Men are not usually shy to discuss the problem
Most of men find it hard to discuss problems with potency. Impotence may be the symptom of an underlying medical condition and should be medically treated. When a person comes to a doctor and is offered a treatment, the problem with potency can be easily solved.
Myth №7 – Men know all about sex
Men do not know how to have sex. It is proved by clinical studies that ED can be a result from lack of knowledge about the peculiarities of sex.
It is largely thought that men think that sex is a simple process. The truth is that most men are afraid to discuss the sex matters, and ask questions because it will open their ignorance. Mass Media produce the ubiquitous images of muscularity that most men use as a standard and don’t want to recognize the existing problems with their health.
Myth №8 – Men always want sex
Men are not always ready; they cannot be always willing and able to have sex. The commonly held misconception of the “dominant male” has been proven to damage the sexual, physical and psychological wellbeing of a great number of men.
It’s common for one partner to want more often sexual activity than the other and sexual desires can occur at different times. Discussing these problems with each other finding the understanding are the basics of happy relationships.