Saturday, 8 August 2009

Viagra

Many peyronie's disease sufferers have problems attaining a firm erection (or an erection of any description). Some find sex uncomfortable due to the extent of the curvature, or pain present, but for others ED (erectile dysfuntion) is the key component in hindering typical sexual functioning. In these individuals viagra (Sildenafil) can often be a useful treatment option.

Viagra is a PDE5 (phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitor. The drug works by preventing the action of this particular chemical within the body. In laymans terms, the effect of inhibiting PDE5 stops another chemical messenger (Cyclic GMP) from being broken down. As Cyclic GMP is known to widen blood vessels within the penis, the use of viagra allows more blood to enter the penis, resulting in a powerful erection.

Aside from aiding sexual funtion, it is posible that regular erections may impede some of the processes that result in scar tissue formation (which is synonymous with peyronie's). A couple of top urologists combine Viagra with other treatments which should theoretically help treat peyronie's disease. One such regimen is known as the PAV Cocktail. It consists of Pentoxifylline, Arginine + Viagra and is perhaps the best first line treatment available for those new to peyronie's disease. It is occasionally used alongside traction therapy or VED use in order to attack the problem from several angles.

Also read: Viagra vs Levitra and Cialis

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