A person who persistently finds difficulty in achieving an erection and maintaining it sufficient to have sex is suffering from erectile dysfunction. There can be numerous medical and psychological causes of such problems. Tadalafil is a drug, that can be used to treat erectile dysfunction, under strict medical supervision. Tadalafil treats erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis.
Tadalafil is quite similar to Viagra or Levitra. It should not be confused with a sex arousal tab. Tadalafil helps a man achieve an erection with enhanced blood circulation.
How does it work?
Penile erection is directly related to proper blood circulation in that area. When the penis gets filled with blood penile erection takes place. The blood vessels that supply blood to the penis dilate and the ones that push back blood from the penis contract. The accumulated blood in the penis results in a man’s erection.
During the process of a man’s sexual stimulation, the body releases nitric oxide into the penis and helps in the production of a component named, cGMP. cGMP is the controller of the blood vessel dilation and contraction.
Another component PDE5 (phosphodiesterase-5) inhibits an enzyme into the blood vessels and destroys cGMP. With PDE5’s attack, the blood vessels come back to their original size and the erection ends.
To keep PDE5 away from cGMP, doctors suggest tadalafil drug. It stops PDE5 from destroying cGMP, causing a longer erection time.
Side effects of tadalafil
Tadalafil is strictly not suitable for a man who is on nitrate druf=g prescription for any kind of heart problems (this includes chest pain). A nitrate medication combined with tadalafil drug can be quite dangerous, causing hypotension or a sudden drop in blood pressure.
Also, if you are using tadalafil, make sure you do not undergo the following symptoms during sexual activity. These symptoms can be hidden signs of an underlying serious complication:
● Tingling or painful jaw
● Pain in chest, arms or neck
● Numbness in the same areas
Any such symptom requires immediate medical assistance.
Tadalafil is sure to give you a longer erection, however, any erection that lasts more than 4 hours can be dangerous. This condition is known as priapism and it can damage the penis very badly. If you experience any such situation after the consumption of tadalafil immediately consult a medical practitioner.
In some cases, the use of tadalafil can affect optic nerve’s functioning causing sudden loss of vision. This mostly is seen in patients with diabetes, history of eye problems, hypertension, heart disease and imbalanced cholesterol. Sudden hearing loss is also experienced by people using tadalafil, but that’s quite a rare case.
Hence, before using this drug, consulting a doctor is a must.