Erectile dysfunction or ED is one problem that most men suffer from, today. Nevertheless, the solutions are many in the form of PDE-5 inhibitors, one of which is Cialis. This can successfully enhance a man’s erection when he has been sexually stimulated. It pays to know how it works before you actually go out there and get this drug.
Cialis is a PDE-5 inhibitor that helps men suffering from erectile dysfunction. When taken, this drug can enhance the erectile response provided a man is sexually stimulated. Sexual stimulation is something that is entirely psychological and no drug can actually cause this stimulation. This is something that has to be thoroughly understood before taking any kind of PDE-5 inhibitor in order to enhance your erection.
When sexual stimulation occurs in a man, the nervous system of the erectile tissue in his penis releases nitric oxide or NO. The NO then stimulates a particular enzyme that is known to produce cGMP or cyclic guanosine monophosphate. cGMP is something that is known to relax the smooth muscle cells in the penis. This can cause dilation in the arteries of a man’s penis so that blood flow can be easier. Alternatively the erectile tissue itself can be filled with blood. In any case, an erection is pretty much evident. The PDE-5 inhibitor that we are talking about maintains the level of cGMP. When there is no sexual stimulation, there won’t be any nitric oxide released and as such an increase in cGMP may not be possible at all.
There are a few things you need to know before taking any PDE-5 inhibitor. These inhibitors generally reduce the blood pressure marginally. However, if you have been advised to take nitrates because of complaints like chest pain etc., taking a PDE-5 inhibitor might reduce your blood pressure drastically, sometimes even making it quite fatal. Therefore, it is always better to consult a doctor and find out if you are safe enough to take this particular drug, especially if you have a heart condition, a kidney problem or a liver disorder.
Dosage is something that you need to decide upon before you take any of the PDE-5 inhibitors. These are generally available in many dosages and if you consult your doctor, he may recommend you the right dosage after keeping in mind several factors such as your age, the severity of your condition, any previous experience you may have had by taking PDE-5 inhibitors and any other health related issues.
Cialis is very effective, when compared to most PDE-5 inhibitors. It starts working within just an hour of consumption. Nevertheless, after a couple of hours it seems really effective. The effect remains up to 36 hours, which is much more than any other PDE-5 inhibitor. However, this doesn’t mean you will have an erection that lasts that long. This only means that in case you are sexually stimulated anytime within this period, you will enjoy an enhanced erection. A meal taken will not affect the effectiveness of this particular drug, unlike most other. In fact, you can even take this along with your food.