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Caverta 100 MG Tablet

Caverta 100 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Sildenafil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Caverta 100 MG Tablet is a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor that helps to relax as well as dilate the blood vessels in the body. It helps to increase the flow of blood in certain parts of the body. This medication can be used for treating erectile dysfunction among men. It also treats pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and eventually improves the exercising capacity in men as well as women. It can be taken orally or injected in the body by your doctor.

Caverta 100 MG Tablet helps the muscles that are found around your blood vessel?s walls to relax, thus increasing the blood flow to specific areas of your body. It is also used for treating erectile dysfunctions in men. The reason could be impotence or the inability to keep or get an erection. Apart from that, it can be also used for improving the exercising ability in adults suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE5) relaxes and dilates your blood vessels that are present in your lungs, thus improving your exercising ability.

Before taking this medicine, it is mandatory to consult your doctor to confirm whether it is safe for you or not. It is advisable to take the medication as prescribed. It is usually injected in your body by the doctor in your clinic. You can also take it at home, provided you are trained or acquainted with the proper method of administration. Also, keep in mind to taking more than the required time frame. When taken for PAH, it is generally taken 3 times in a day, with a gap of 4-6 hours. For problems related to erectile dysfunction, you should take them only when you need it, probably half an hour to one hour before any sexual activity. You should not take this medication more than once in a day in this regard.

It is advisable to continue using Caverta 100 MG Tablet till required without missing any doses. Also, you should not stop using it all of a sudden or change the doses without prior consultation with your doctor.

There are certain things that you must keep in mind when you are taking Caverta 100 MG Tablet. Firstly, avoid drinking alcohol as there can be possible side effects. Secondly, grapefruit products may have a reaction with Caverta 100 MG Tablet, resulting in side effects. Therefore, you must avoid consuming any grapefruit products. Also, ensure that you do not use any other medicines related to treating impotence, along with this drug. If you do so, consult with your doctor first.

The common side effects of Caverta 100 MG Tablet are dizziness, headache, blurred vision, stuffy nose, pain in the back or in the muscles, stomach upset, trouble sleeping, etc. However, if you experience symptoms like pain in the bladder, bloody urine, indigestion, bone pain, migraine headache or increase in the frequency of urination; it is better to consult your doctor immediately.

Erectile Dysfuntion
Caverta 100 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of impotence; where achieving and sustaining an erection is a problem while having sexual intercourse. However, it will work only if there is sexual stimulation.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension
Caverta 100 MG Tablet is used to treat high blood pressure of arteries present in the lungs and right side of the heart. It also improves exercise capacity in such patients.
Caverta 100 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a history of allergy to sildenafil or any other component of this medicine.
Nitrate containing medicines
Caverta 100 MG Tablet is not recommended if you are using any medicine containing nitrates.
Riociguat
Caverta 100 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are consuming a medicine named Riociguat (Popular trade name is Adempas).
In addition to its intended effect, Caverta 100 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache Major Common
Flushing Moderate Common
Bloody nose Minor Less Common
Indigestion Major Less Common
Sleeplessness Minor Less Common
Diarrhea Moderate Less Common
Dizziness Major Less Common
Bloody and cloudy urine Major Less Common
Burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet Major Less Common
Changes in vision Major Rare
Sensitivity to light Major Rare
Prolonged and painful erection Major Rare
Painful urination Major Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 to 120 minutes after administration. The onset of action may vary from one patient to another.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for consumption by pregnant women unless clearly needed. Consult a doctor and discuss the benefits and risks before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
The use of this medicine should be avoided by nursing mothers. Consult your doctor so that suitable substitute may be advised.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Caverta 100 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Are there any missed dose instructions?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. It can be skipped if it almost time for the next scheduled dose. This applies to conditions like Pulmonary Hypertension where the dose regimen is fixed.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. You might require immediate medical attention if the overdose is severe.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Cardiovascular disease Major
Report the incidence of any disease of the heart and blood vessel to the doctor. Use of Caverta 100 MG Tablet is not recommended in such patients especially who are advised to refrain from any sexual activity due to the risk of adverse effects on the heart.
Kidney Disease Major
Report the incidence of any kidney disease to the doctor. Use of Caverta 100 MG Tablet is not recommended in patients having severe kidney impairment. If the impairment is mild then this medicine can be used with suitable dose adjustments.
Priapism Moderate
Report the incidence of prolonged and painful erection to the doctor. This may be due to underlying conditions such as sickle cell anemia, leukemia or deformation of the penis. The risk of permanent tissue (penis) damage is high in such patients and hence caution is advised while administering Caverta 100 MG Tablet.
Disease of the retina Moderate
Caverta 100 MG Tablet should be used with caution in patients suffering from a disorder of the retina in which color discrimination is impaired. Use of this medicine should be avoided in this cases.
Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Moderate
Use of alcohol should be avoided or kept to a minimal level while you are taking Caverta 100 MG Tablet. Symptoms like dizziness, fainting, flushing, persistent headaches should be reported to the doctor.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Grapefruit juice Moderate
Avoid using grapefruit juice in large quantities while taking Caverta 100 MG Tablet. Consumption of grapefruit juice may interfere with the working of the medicine in the body and the desired effect may not be achieved or there may be a delay. Consult your doctor in this regard before taking this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine
Clarithromycin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring while taking these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Atazanavir Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring while taking these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Ketoconazole Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring while taking these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Nitroglycerin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Combining these medications may cause some very severe side effects. Use of nitroglycerin or any other medication containing nitrates should be avoided. Do not stop or start the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Amlodipine Moderate
Report the use of Amlodipine or any blood pressure lowering medicine to the doctor. The risk of side effects is very high if these medicines are consumed without a doctor's supervision. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Carbamazepine Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments and clinical monitoring may be needed if these medicines are taken together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Dexamethasone Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments and clinical monitoring may be needed if these medicines are taken together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am suffering ED due to diabetes I have, currently taking caverta 50 and it's quite effective however need second opinion.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
I am suffering ED due to diabetes I have, currently taking caverta 50 and it's quite effective however need second op...
Hello dear lybrate-user, Warm welcome to Lybrate.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly.* Caverta 50 is not advisable for long term uses.* Here are some best working guidelines for your issue Do not opt for fake advertisements claiming capsules and tablets for penile strength, prolonging sex & making patients fool. Provide enough time in foreplay, after play. Consume plenty of liquids. Balanced nutritious diet intake with enough iron, vitamins,minerals, proteins.Regular walking in fresh air, exercises,relaxation techniques, YOGA help great in creating self confidence. Avoid stress, anxiety.Manage to have regular sound sleep of 8 hours. Cut off use of mobile, internet in bedroom. Discuss with the partner regarding her likes and dislikes with love. Keep your blood sugar, cholesterol levels, body weight under control. Avoid smoking, alcohol if consuming. Consider sex as an art rather than just act of finishing ejaculation. Plan sudden surprises as uninformed leave from job coming home, candle light dinner, surprise gift, outing,variations in sex acts which matters a lot. Consult later your urologist as per the requirement. Hope this clears your query. Wishing you fine recovery. Welcome for any further assistance. Regards take care.

Hi I am diabetic and facing issue in erection, having regular medicine of diabetes but after that also no improvement in erection. Facing this issue from last 2 year. Consulted doctor also and he advised the medicine caverta 100 but that is also not useful. After having that medicine I have no erection. One thing more I masturbate daily. Can you please advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hi I am diabetic and facing issue in erection, having regular medicine of diabetes but after that also no improvement...
Diabetes damages blood vessels, especially the smallest blood vessels such as those in the penis. Diabetes can also cause heart disease and other circulatory problems. Proper blood flow is absolutely crucial to achieving erection. Homeopathic remedies help to increase enough blood supply to the specific organ and make the nerve strong. Identifying the main reason if one can apply the specific homeopathic remedy he can easily regain the lost vigor. In homeopathy there are enough remedies to solve any kind of male problems and improve sexual stability along with intercourse time. you can Consult me for homoepathic treatment without side effects for permanent cure.

I want to increase my intercourse time I am about to use caverta 100 mg. Will this help me. Because I listened that it will only use to erection.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I want to increase my intercourse time I am about to use caverta 100 mg.
Will this help me. Because I listened that i...
Hello- Caverta 100mg tablet is a phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitor. It works in erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis, it has nothing to do with ejaculation. Its better not to consume it if erection is fine.

My penis size is 4" inch I wanna size close to 8" or9" I have erection problem also My sperm count is 64% caverta 50 mg ko line so koi side-effect to nhi hoga I bought longjhon cream for my penis for increasing Kya ye shi or effective hai iska koi side effect to NH.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jodhpur
My penis size is 4" inch I wanna size close to 8" or9"
I have erection problem also
My sperm count is 64%
caverta 50 ...
Excessive of anything is bad same applies with masterbation. 2 things happen when one masterbate excessively 1. Premature ejaculation you can correlate when you started mastrrbation what was time and check current timing. You will find time to ejaculate might hv reduced significantly. Some people even ejaculate while rubbing in bed 2. Second problem is weak erection. Over a period you will feel lesser or weaker erections. One may feel shrinking penis due to this. consult to cure side effects of excessive masterbation. results within 10 days once you start treatment..
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Hi, I want to know about" CAVERTA 25 MG" tablet can I take it before m having sex to spend long time on bed? Is there any kind of side effects?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
Hi, I want to know about" CAVERTA 25 MG" tablet can I take it before m having sex to spend long time on bed? Is there...
Caverta is best used in the treatment of inadequate erection of penis to have a penetration for sexual intercourse. You are only 26, at this very young age, I suggest you not to take such kind of medicines without proper medical supervision. It has many side effects like Headache, Flushing, Bloody nose, Indigestion, Sleeplessness, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Bloody and cloudy urine, Burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet, Changes in vision, Sensitivity to light, Prolonged and painful erection, Painful urination, etc., You will become matured in sexual activities as you experience more and more and also you can try natural methods like spending more time on foreplays, practicing breathing exercises....

Popular Health Tips

Erectile Dysfunction

Diploma In Traditional Siddha
Sexologist, Bilaspur
Erectile Dysfunction

A man is considered to have erectile dysfunction if he regularly finds it difficult getting or keeping a firm enough erection to be able to have sex, or if it interferes with other sexual activity.

Most men have occasionally experienced some difficulty with their penis becoming hard or staying firm. However, erectile dysfunction (ed) is only considered a concern if satisfactory sexual performance has been impossible on a number of occasions for some time.

Since the discovery that the drug sildenafil, or viagra, affected penile erections, most people have become aware that ed is a treatable medical condition.

Men who have a problem with their sexual performance may be reluctant to talk with their doctor, seeing it can be an embarrassing issue.

However, ed is now well understood, and there are various treatments available.

This mnt knowledge center article offers helpful information for people experiencing this problem, or those close to them.

Fast facts on erectile dysfunction:

Erectile dysfunction (ed) is defined as persistent difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection sufficient to have sex.

Causes are usually medical but can also be psychological.

Organic causes are usually the result of an underlying medical condition affecting the blood vessels or nerves supplying the penis.

Numerous prescription drugs, recreational drugs, alcohol, and smoking, can all cause ed.

Causes

Normal erectile function can be affected by problems with any of the following systems:

  • Blood flow
  • Nerve supply
  • Hormones
  • Physical causes

Erectile dysfunction can cause embarrassment.

It is always worth consulting a physician about persistent erection problems, as it could be caused by a serious medical condition.

Whether the cause is simple or serious, a proper diagnosis can help to address any underlying medical issues and help resolve sexual difficulties.

The following list summarizes many of the most common physical or organic causes of ed:

Heart disease and narrowing of blood vessels

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity and metabolic syndrome
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hormonal disorders including thyroid conditions and testosteronedeficiency
  • Structural or anatomical disorder of the penis, such as peyronie disease
  • Smoking, alcoholism, and substance abuse, including cocaine use

Treatments for prostate disease

  • Surgical complications
  • Injuries in the pelvic area or spinal cord
  • Radiation therapy to the pelvic region
  • Atherosclerosis is a common cause of blood flow problems. Atherosclerosis causes a narrowing or clogging of arteries in the penis, preventing the necessary blood flow to the penis to produce an erection.
  • Numerous prescription medications can also cause ed, including those below. Anyone taking prescription medications should consult their doctor before stopping or changing their medications:
  • Drugs to control high blood pressure
  • Heart medications such as digoxin

Some diuretics

Drugs that act on the central nervous system, including some sleeping pills and amphetamines

Anxiety treatments

Antidepressants, including monoamine oxidase inhibitors (maois), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris), and tricyclic antidepressants

Opioid painkillers

Some cancer drugs, including chemotherapeutic agents

Prostate treatment drugs

Anticholinergics

Hormone drugs

The peptic ulcer medication cimetidine

Physical causes account for 90 percent of ed cases, with psychological causes much less common.

Psychological causes

In rare cases, a man may always have had ed and may never have achieved an erection. This is called primary ed, and the cause is almost always psychological if there is no obvious anatomical deformity or physiological issue. Such psychological factors can include:

  • Guilt
  • Fear of intimacy
  • Depression
  • Severe anxiety

Most cases of ed are'secondary' this means that erectile function has been normal, but becomes problematic. Causes of a new and persistent problem are usually physical.

Less commonly, psychological factors cause or contribute to ed, with factors ranging from treatable mental health illnesses to everyday emotional states that most people experience at some time.

It is important to note that there can be overlap between medical and psychosocial causes. For instance, if a man is obese, blood flow changes can affect his ability to maintain an erection, which is a physical cause. However, he may also have low self-esteem, which can impact erectile function and is a psychosocial cause.

Does riding a bicycle cause ed?

Questions remain about the effects on men's health of riding a bicycle.

Some research has raised concerns that men who regularly cycle for long hours could have a higher risk of ed, in addition to other men's health issues such as infertilityand prostate cancer.

The most recent study to investigate this found that there was no link between riding a bike and ed, but it did find an association between longer hours of cycling and the risk of prostate cancer.

Prostate disease and ed

Prostate cancer does not cause ed.

However, prostate surgery to remove the cancer and radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer can cause ed.

Treatment of non-cancerous, benign prostate disease can also cause the condition.

Treatment

The good news is that there are many treatments for ed, and most men will find a solution that works for them. Treatments include:

Drug treatments

Men can take a group of drugs called pde-5 (phosphodiesterase-5) inhibitors.

Most of these pills are taken 30 to 60 minutes before sex - the best known being the blue-colored pill sildenafil (viagra). Other options are:

Vardenafil (levitra)

Tadalafil (taken as a once-daily pill called cialis)

Avanafil (stendra)

Pde-5 inhibitors are only available on prescription. A doctor will check for heart conditions and ask about other medications being taken before prescribing.

Side-effects associated with pde-5 inhibitors include:

  • Flushing
  • Visual abnormalities
  • Hearing loss
  • Indigestion
  • Headache

Less commonly used drug options include prostaglandin e1, which is applied locally by either injecting it into the penis or inserting it down the opening of the urethra.

Most men prefer a pill, however, so these locally acting drugs tend to be reserved for men who cannot take oral treatment.

Online pharmacies

It is possible to buy treatment over the internet for ed. However, caution is advised.

The united states (u. S.) food and drug administration (fda) has a consumer safety guide about this, including a recommendation to check that the online pharmacy:

Is located in the u. S. And licensed

Has a licensed pharmacist to answer questions.

Requires a prescription.

Offers direct contact with a person who can discuss any problems.

You can check whether the pharmacy is licensed using this list of verified internet pharmacy practice sites (vipps).

The fda also offers tips for spotting the dangers of an unsafe website, including watching out for the following clues:

There is no way to contact the website by phone.

Prices are dramatically lower than those offered by legal online pharmacies.

Prescription drugs are offered without requiring a prescription - which is illegal.

Personal information is not protected.

The fda adds that these illegal sites may send drugs of unknown quality and origin, even sending the wrong drug or a dangerous product.

Vacuum devices

Vacuum erection devices are a mechanical way of producing an erection for men who do not want or cannot use drug treatments, or find they are not working.

The penis is made rigid by the use of a vacuum pump sealed around it that draws up blood. This is prevented from then leaving the penis by the use of an accompanying band.

The lack of spontaneity with the use of vacuum devices means that many men find other treatments for ed preferable.

Surgical treatments

There are several surgical treatment options:

Penile implants: these are a final option reserved for men who have not had any success with drug treatments and other non-invasive options.

Vascular surgery: another surgical option for some men is vascular surgery, which attempts to correct some blood vessel causes of ed.

Surgery is a last resort and will only be used in the most extreme cases. Recovery time varies, but success rates are high.

Do dietary supplements and alternative treatments work?

The short answer is" no"

No guidelines followed by doctors, nor any established sources of evidence, support the use of dietary supplements, such as herbal pills.

In addition to there being no evidence in favor of non-prescription alternatives for ed, the fda has warned of hidden risks of" treatments" sold online.

Symptoms

Men may not always successfully achieve an erection, and if this rarely happens, it is not considered a medical problem.

However, ed does not only refer to a complete inability to achieve an erect penis. Symptoms can also include struggling to maintain an erection for long enough to complete intercourse or an inability to ejaculate.

There are often also emotional symptoms, such as embarrassment, shame, anxiety, and a reduced interest in sexual intercourse.

A man is considered to have ed when these symptoms occur regularly.

Exercises

There are exercises a man can carry out to reduce the effects of ed.

The best way to treat erectile dysfunction without medication is by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles with kegel exercises. These are often associated with women looking to strengthen their pelvic area during pregnancy, but they can be effective for men looking to regain full function of the penis.

Firstly, find the pelvic floor muscles. You can achieve this by stopping mid-stream two or three times the next time you urinate. The muscles you can feel working during this process are the pelvic floor muscles, and they will be the focus of kegel exercises.

One kegel exercise consists of tightening and holding these muscles for 5 seconds and then releasing them. Try to do between 10 and 20 repetitions each day. This may not be possible when you first start doing the exercises. However, they should become easier over time.

You should be able to notice an improvement after 6 weeks.

Make sure you are breathing naturally throughout this process and avoid pushing down as if you are forcing urination. Instead, bring the muscles together in a squeezing motion.

Aerobic exercise, such a jog or even a brisk walk, can also help the blood to circulate better and can help improve ed in men who have circulation issues.

Tests

  • The numerous potential causes of ed mean that a doctor will typically ask a lot of questions and arrange for blood tests to be performed. Such tests can check for heart problems, diabetes, and low testosterone, among other things. The doctor will also carry out a physical examination, including of the genitals.
  • Before considering a diagnosis that requires treatment, a doctor will look for symptoms that have persisted for at least 3 months.
  • Once a medical history has been established, a doctor will then undertake further investigation. One simple test, known as the'postage stamp test' can be helpful in determining if the cause is physical rather than psychological.
  • Men usually have 3 to 5 erections a night. This test checks for the presence of erections at night by seeing if postage stamps applied around the penis before sleep have snapped off overnight. Other tests of nocturnal erection include the poten test and snap-gauge test.
  • These methods provide limited information but can help guide a doctor's choice of further tests.
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Erectile Dysfunction- Do not Worry

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG, MRCOG (London, UK)
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Erectile Dysfunction- Do not Worry

Erectile dysfunction (ed) occurs when the man is unable to achieve or maintain his erection of penis to meet his or his partner's sexual satisfaction.

The problem is often faced by newly married men. Fortunately with experience, most of them are able to overcome this problem. Again it is increasingly common with increased age. 

So, what are the causes. In some male, it is psychological, caused by anxiety, depression, stress, marital disharmony etc. Use of alcohol and smoking will aggravate the problem. Psychological causes can happen at any age but more common at younger age. But in some cases, it is associated with serious diseases, especially at old age. It has been seen that in apparently healthy male ed is the first sign of heart disease. So, if you have ed, make sure that i's not caused by your heart problem. Again diabetes is another important cause. Excessive weight gain will also cause hormonal imbalance and thus problems in erection. Some hormone may also cause ed like thyroid, prolactin and even testosterone (male sex hormone). If you have chronic diseases like liver or kidney disease, it may also lead to ed. Diseases of nerves and spines should also be kept in mind. Sometimes, infections or tumour in private parts (prostate, testis etc) will also add to ed. Other diseases of penis like abnormalities in blood vessels can also be responsible, especially in young guys. Apart from these, some surgeries in abdomen and some drugs (like drugs to lower blood pressure, antidepressants, hormonal drugs etc) will also cause ed.

Now, what you can do? if you want to suffer silently, you will land up in other problems like problem in sexual life, problem in family relationships, depression and even inability to make your partner pregnant. But do all men with ed have to go to doctor? initially, the men should try life style modifications like avoiding smoking and alcohol; avoiding stress and anxiety; making good understanding with partner and also reducing weight. The partner should also have sympathetic attitude to the husband who is having ed.

But if still the issue is not resolved you have to consult doctor. It's not a mater of hesitation or embarrassment, as you may think. Rather it is needed to ensure that you are healthy. So, your doctor will talk to you, will check you and try to find out if any cause is there or not (like heart disease, diabetes, hormones etc). He may order some basic tests to ensure that everything is alright. After that he will advise you the treatment. If the cause is found, treatment of the cause (like diabetes) may cure ed. Even if no cause is found, ed can be treated by various ways.

But should you try the drugs shown in television or newspaper? remember, drugs used in ed have important side effects and we advise drugs only when it is absolutely necessary. In most cases simple measures like stress reduction, exercise help. Sex counseling of both the partners helps a lot. And if still ed persists, we advise drugs. There are variety of drugs, all are having own advantages and disadvantages. Particularly sildenafil group of drugs can affect heart and retina. So, we always practice caution before prescribing such drugs. And when patients are advised such drugs we advise to inform us when he feels eye problems, chest pain, fainting or even painful persistent erection of penis (" priapism").

There are other drugs that can be applied directly over penis. Testosterone group of drugs are prescribed only in selective cases as they have serious side effects and even they can reduce the size of your testes. In some cases where drugs cannot be given or drugs fail, we advise penile implants or artificial pump to maintain erection. Finally in very few cases, where blood vessels of penis is blocked, we can cure it by some operations. 

So, if you feel ed, don't get depressed. At the same time don't feel embarrassed to take medical help. Today's embarrassment may harm you in future. So, get cured and enjoy your personal life.

Erectile dysfunction (ed) occurs when the man is unable to achieve or maintain his erection of penis to meet his or his partner's sexual satisfaction.

The problem is often faced by newly married men. Fortunately with experience, most of them are able to overcome this problem. Again it is increasingly common with increased age. 

So, what are the causes. In some male, it is psychological, caused by anxiety, depression, stress, marital disharmony etc. Use of alcohol and smoking will aggravate the problem. Psychological causes can happen at any age but more common at younger age. But in some cases, it is associated with serious diseases, especially at old age. It has been seen that in apparently healthy male ed is the first sign of heart disease. So, if you have ed, make sure that i's not caused by your heart problem. Again diabetes is another important cause. Excessive weight gain will also cause hormonal imbalance and thus problems in erection. Some hormone may also cause ed like thyroid, prolactin and even testosterone (male sex hormone). If you have chronic diseases like liver or kidney disease, it may also lead to ed. Diseases of nerves and spines should also be kept in mind. Sometimes, infections or tumour in private parts (prostate, testis etc) will also add to ed. Other diseases of penis like abnormalities in blood vessels can also be responsible, especially in young guys. Apart from these, some surgeries in abdomen and some drugs (like drugs to lower blood pressure, antidepressants, hormonal drugs etc) will also cause ed.

Now, what you can do? if you want to suffer silently, you will land up in other problems like problem in sexual life, problem in family relationships, depression and even inability to make your partner pregnant. But do all men with ed have to go to doctor? initially, the men should try life style modifications like avoiding smoking and alcohol; avoiding stress and anxiety; making good understanding with partner and also reducing weight. The partner should also have sympathetic attitude to the husband who is having ed.

But if still the issue is not resolved you have to consult doctor. It's not a mater of hesitation or embarrassment, as you may think. Rather it is needed to ensure that you are healthy. So, your doctor will talk to you, will check you and try to find out if any cause is there or not (like heart disease, diabetes, hormones etc). He may order some basic tests to ensure that everything is alright. After that he will advise you the treatment. If the cause is found, treatment of the cause (like diabetes) may cure ed. Even if no cause is found, ed can be treated by various ways.

But should you try the drugs shown in television or newspaper? remember, drugs used in ed have important side effects and we advise drugs only when it is absolutely necessary. In most cases simple measures like stress reduction, exercise help. Sex counseling of both the partners helps a lot. And if still ed persists, we advise drugs. There are variety of drugs, all are having own advantages and disadvantages. Particularly sildenafil group of drugs can affect heart and retina. So, we always practice caution before prescribing such drugs. And when patients are advised such drugs we advise to inform us when he feels eye problems, chest pain, fainting or even painful persistent erection of penis (" priapism").

There are other drugs that can be applied directly over penis. Testosterone group of drugs are prescribed only in selective cases as they have serious side effects and even they can reduce the size of your testes. In some cases where drugs cannot be given or drugs fail, we advise penile implants or artificial pump to maintain erection. Finally in very few cases, where blood vessels of penis is blocked, we can cure it by some operations. 

So, if you feel ed, don't get depressed. At the same time don't feel embarrassed to take medical help. Today's embarrassment may harm you in future. So, get cured and enjoy your personal life.

Erectile dysfunction (ed) occurs when the man is unable to achieve or maintain his erection of penis to meet his or his partner's sexual satisfaction.

The problem is often faced by newly married men. Fortunately with experience, most of them are able to overcome this problem. Again it is increasingly common with increased age. 

So, what are the causes. In some male, it is psychological, caused by anxiety, depression, stress, marital disharmony etc. Use of alcohol and smoking will aggravate the problem. Psychological causes can happen at any age but more common at younger age. But in some cases, it is associated with serious diseases, especially at old age. It has been seen that in apparently healthy male ed is the first sign of heart disease. So, if you have ed, make sure that i's not caused by your heart problem. Again diabetes is another important cause. Excessive weight gain will also cause hormonal imbalance and thus problems in erection. Some hormone may also cause ed like thyroid, prolactin and even testosterone (male sex hormone). If you have chronic diseases like liver or kidney disease, it may also lead to ed. Diseases of nerves and spines should also be kept in mind. Sometimes, infections or tumour in private parts (prostate, testis etc) will also add to ed. Other diseases of penis like abnormalities in blood vessels can also be responsible, especially in young guys. Apart from these, some surgeries in abdomen and some drugs (like drugs to lower blood pressure, antidepressants, hormonal drugs etc) will also cause ed.

Now, what you can do? if you want to suffer silently, you will land up in other problems like problem in sexual life, problem in family relationships, depression and even inability to make your partner pregnant. But do all men with ed have to go to doctor? initially, the men should try life style modifications like avoiding smoking and alcohol; avoiding stress and anxiety; making good understanding with partner and also reducing weight. The partner should also have sympathetic attitude to the husband who is having ed.

But if still the issue is not resolved you have to consult doctor. It's not a mater of hesitation or embarrassment, as you may think. Rather it is needed to ensure that you are healthy. So, your doctor will talk to you, will check you and try to find out if any cause is there or not (like heart disease, diabetes, hormones etc). He may order some basic tests to ensure that everything is alright. After that he will advise you the treatment. If the cause is found, treatment of the cause (like diabetes) may cure ed. Even if no cause is found, ed can be treated by various ways.

But should you try the drugs shown in television or newspaper? remember, drugs used in ed have important side effects and we advise drugs only when it is absolutely necessary. In most cases simple measures like stress reduction, exercise help. Sex counseling of both the partners helps a lot. And if still ed persists, we advise drugs. There are variety of drugs, all are having own advantages and disadvantages. Particularly sildenafil group of drugs can affect heart and retina. So, we always practice caution before prescribing such drugs. And when patients are advised such drugs we advise to inform us when he feels eye problems, chest pain, fainting or even painful persistent erection of penis (" priapism").

There are other drugs that can be applied directly over penis. Testosterone group of drugs are prescribed only in selective cases as they have serious side effects and even they can reduce the size of your testes. In some cases where drugs cannot be given or drugs fail, we advise penile implants or artificial pump to maintain erection. Finally in very few cases, where blood vessels of penis is blocked, we can cure it by some operations. 

So, if you feel ed, don't get depressed. At the same time don't feel embarrassed to take medical help. Today's embarrassment may harm you in future. So, get cured and enjoy your personal life.

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L-Carnitine For Penis Health

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
L-Carnitine For Penis Health


As anybody who searches the internet for vitamins and supplements knows, there is a seemingly endless supply of ingredients out there which may or may not be useful for promoting penis health. In some ways this is good, as it means there are plenty of nutrients, amino acids and other ingredients that might be useful for a guy to know about. But finding out about these ingredients can take some time. That's why this article is going to focus on L-carnitine, with a specific look at how it might be beneficial in terms of penis health.

An amino acid

L-carnitine falls into the group known as amino acids - but what exactly are amino acids? Basically, they are organic compounds consisting of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen, and they may include other elements as well. They are important in muscle and tissue composition, as well as neurotransmission (the way in which messages are transmitted from nerve endings to the brain and vice versa). And amino acids are key to the way that fat gets turned into energy.

Everyone has some amount of L-carnitine in their bodies. It's naturally created in the liver and the kidneys and is usually stored in the muscles, brain and heart. Men also store some L-carnitine in their semen.

In addition to being an amino acid, L-carnitine is also an antioxidant. Antioxidants are important because they fight free radicals, which if left unchecked can cause serious damage to the body's cells.

Benefits

What specific penis health benefits can L-carnitine confer? Studies indicate it is helpful in the following areas:

- Neuroprotection. Since L-carnitine plays a role in neurotransmission, it is considered to have neuroprotective properties. This means that proper amounts of the ingredient can have a positive impact on keeping the nerves working at an appropriately high level. This is especially key for penis health, as the delicate nerve endings in the penis are what create the exquisite sensations when the organ is touched. When a penis undergoes too much rough handling, these nerves can be damaged. Use of L-carnitine should protect the penis from an unwanted loss of penis sensation.

- Infertility. As mentioned, L-carnitine is stored in semen (as well as in other parts of the body). Lack of sufficient L-carnitine is theorized as one reason why a male may have infertility issues. Increasing the levels of the amino acid may lead to increased male seed count and motility.

- Erectile function. The exact reason why L-carnitine may have an impact on erectile function is not clear. However, some studies have shown that when used in tandem with sildenafil, it can have a significant impact on improving erectile function in men with issues in this area.

- Bent penis. At least one study indicates that use of L-carnitine might help men with Peyronie's disease, in which the penis bends at an extreme angle. There appeared to be some diminishment of the curvature as well as of pain associated with the curvature in this study.

More studies need to be undertaken to clarify what possible benefits L-carnitine may have in terms of penis health. However, the results are promising. And fortunately, many men can get additional L-carnitine through the daily application of a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Be sure the crème contains both L-carnitine and L-arginine, as the latter provides benefits in terms of keeping penis blood vessels open and receptive to a greater influx of blood. And it's also well to find a crème that includes alpha lipoic acid, another antioxidant that can help keep penis cells healthy.

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Viagra - Why It Is Important To Consult Your Doctor Before Using It?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), L.C.P.S, PhD,D.P.S.M
Sexologist, Ahmednagar
Viagra - Why It Is Important To Consult Your Doctor Before Using It?

Some people experience symptoms of erectile dysfunction and think of consuming Viagra. Viagra is the market name of a substance called Sildenafil, which is used for the correction of erectile dysfunction. It creates hypertension in the blood vessels, enabling you to get an enhanced erection. Viagra is quite useful for boosting your sexual performance. However, you may experience several side effects on your health. Before deciding on using a pack of Viagra, it is advised to consult a doctor to know the exact dosage that would work for you.

Dosages

1. 50 mg is the recommended dosage for men in general. The dose can be sometimes increased up to 100 mg. It depends on tolerance and effectiveness. The dose may also be decreased to 25 mg in some cases. It is also advised not to take Viagra more than once a day. The dosage will have to be altered if you take other prescribed medicines.

2. Viagra single packs are also prescribed by doctors. Single packs are available in dosages of 25, 50 and 100 mg.

When should you avoid viagra?

Viagra should be avoided in some cases.

These include the following:

1. In case you take prescribed nitrates for chest pain or pulmonary disorder, your doctor would advise you not to use Viagra due as it increases the risk of high blood pressure, which can be quite disastrous for your health.

2. Many people are allergic to sildenafil, which is a substance present in Viagra.

Side effects of consuming viagra

Viagra causes several serious side effects on the body. Therefore, it is very important to take a doctor’s advice and know about the different adversities. The most common side effects include the following:

1. Priapism: This is a condition where your erection lasts for about four hours or longer and does not end. Permanent damage to the penis is indicated if this condition is not treated.

2. Loss of vision and hearing impairment: Viagra may cause Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION). This disorder may lead to loss of vision in one or both the eyes. Tinnitus or hearing impairment is another condition, which may occur as a side effect of consuming Viagra.

You should always consult a doctor before you decide to take as he would know best about the dosage required by your body. He will also advise you about an ideal method of usage.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - What Type Of Treatment Is Given?

MD , MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Pulmonary Hypertension - What Type Of Treatment Is Given?

Pulmonary hypertension mainly occurs due to narrowing of the arteries of the lungs as a result of which the flow of blood is restricted. In this kind of condition, blood fails to carry oxygen to your heart and thus your heart gets adversely affected. The blood pressure of your body will get increased to a great extent if this situation remains untreated, thus leading to bdreadful consequenses, specifically situation like heart failure, serious pulmonary diseases, blood clots in lungs and congenial heart defects, etc.

There are certain forms of pulmonary hypertension, which are serious in nature and worsen with time, so much so that they are even fatal at times. It also includes forms which are non curable in nature, however, in order to improve the quality of life, symptoms can be reduced with proper treatment. The treatment for pulmonary hypertension is often complex and it takes some time to find the most appropriate treatment and requires extensive follow-up care. Your doctor might also need to change your treatment if it's no longer effective. However, when pulmonary hypertension is caused by another condition, your doctor will treat the underlying cause whenever possible.

Common Treatments for pulmonary hypertension:

Medications:

  1. Blood vessel dilators (vasodilators): Vasodilators open narrowed blood vessels. They are one of the most commonly prescribed vasodilators for pulmonary hypertension is epoprostenol (Flolan, Veletri). The drawback to epoprostenol is that the effect lasts only for few minutes. This drug is continuously injected through an intravenous (IV) catheter via a small pump that you wear in a pack on your belt or shoulder.
  2. Ventavis: Another form of the drug, iloprost (Ventavis), can be inhaled six to nine times a day through a nebulizer, a machine that vaporizes your medication. Because it's inhaled, it goes directly to the lungs.
  3. Treprostinil (Tyvaso, Remodulin, Orenitram): It is another form of the drug, which can be given four times a day and can be inhaled or can be taken as an oral medication and can also be administered through injection.
  4. Endothelin receptor antagonists: These medications reverse the effect of endothelin, a substance in the walls of blood vessels that causes them to narrow. These drugs may improve your energy level and symptoms. However, these drugs shouldn't be taken if you're pregnant. Also, these drugs can damage your liver and you may need monthly liver monitoring.
  5. Sildenafil and tadalafil: Sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis, Adcirca) are sometimes used to treat pulmonary hypertension. These drugs work by opening the blood vessels in the lungs to allow blood to flow through more easily.
  6. High-dose calcium channel blockers: These drugs help relax the muscles in the walls of your blood vessels. They include medications, such as amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac, others) and nifedipine (Procardia, others). Although calcium channel blockers can be effective, only a small number of people with pulmonary hypertension respond to them.
  7. Soluble guanylate cyclase (SGC) stimulator: Soluble guanylate cyclase (SGC) stimulators (Adempas) interact with nitric oxide and help relax the pulmonary arteries and lower the pressure within the arteries. These medications should not be taken if you're pregnant. They can sometimes cause dizziness or nausea.
  8. Anticoagulants: Your doctor is likely to prescribe the anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) to help prevent the formation of blood clots within the small pulmonary arteries. Because anticoagulants prevent normal blood coagulation, they increase your risk of bleeding complications. Take warfarin exactly as prescribed, because warfarin can cause severe side effects if taken incorrectly. If you're taking warfarin, your doctor will ask you to have periodic blood tests to check how well the drug is working. Many other drugs, herbal supplements and foods can interact with warfarin, so be sure your doctor knows all of the medications you're taking.
  9. Digoxin: Digoxin (Lanoxin) can help the heart beat stronger and pump more blood. It can help control the heart rate if you experience arrhythmias.
  10. Diuretics: Commonly known as water pills, these medications help eliminate excess fluid from your body. This reduces the amount of work your heart has to do. They may also be used to limit fluid buildup in your lungs.
  11. Oxygen: Your doctor might suggest that you sometimes breathe pure oxygen, a treatment known as oxygen therapy, to help treat pulmonary hypertension, especially if you live at a high altitude or have sleep apnea. Some people who have pulmonary hypertension eventually require continuous oxygen therapy.

Surgeries:

  1. Atrial Septostomy: If medications don't control your pulmonary hypertension, this open heart surgery might be an option. In an atrial septostomy, a surgeon will create an opening between the upper left and right chambers of your heart (atria) to relieve the pressure on the right side of your heart.
  2. Lung Transplantation: In some cases, a lung or heart lung transplant might be an option, especially for younger people who have idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Reducing Complications:

  1. The complications need to be reduced by taking proper health care. Healthy diet needs to be taken regularly along with proper medications. Smoking should be stopped and exercising sessions should be attended daily without any fail
  2. Overweight or obesity needs to be controlled properly for reducing the complications. Specialized caring strategies need to be maintained for avoiding severe kinds of health complications that are quite annoying. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pulmonologist.
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