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Mildfil 5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Fourrts India Laboratories Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Tadalafil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Mildfil 5 MG Tablet effectively helps in relaxing the muscles that are present in blood vessel walls, thus successfully increasing the flow of blood to certain areas in the body. The drug is thus used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence and benign prostatic hypertrophy, that is, enlarged prostate. Mildfil 5 MG Tablet also aids in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension as well as effectively increases the capacity to exercise in both men and women.

It is important to know that there are a few medicines which react with Mildfil 5 MG Tablet resulting in dangerous side effects. Thus, make sure that you inform your health practitioner about your medical history and provide him with a complete list of medicines that you are taking at present. Also inform him of any health problems that you have currently.

Mildfil 5 MG Tablet can result in some major as well as minor side effects. Major side effects that you may experience are-

In case your experience any of the above symptoms get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible.

When it comes to minor side effects, Mildfil 5 MG Tablet can lead to-

These side effects go away with time. If they do persist it is best that you seek medical help.

If you are taking the medication to treat erectile dysfunction and experience a painful erection or your erection lasts for more than 4 hours contact your medical adviser. An erection that lasts for a long period of time can cause potential damage to the penis.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Urologist before using this medicine.

Erectile Dysfuntion
Mildfil 5 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
Mildfil 5 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.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Mildfil 5 MG Tablet is used to treat the symptoms of age related prostate gland enlargement which may include painful, difficult, and frequent urination.
Mildfil 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a history of allergy to sildenafil or any other component of this medicine.
Organic nitrates
Mildfil 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are currently using any medicine that contains organic nitrates. Example: Nitroglycerin, Isosorbide etc.
Riociguat
Mildfil 5 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, Mildfil 5 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
Heartburn Minor Common
Nausea Moderate Less Common
Diarrhea Major Rare
Flushing Moderate Less Common
Persistent cough Moderate Less Common
Decrease/loss of vision Major Rare
Change in color vision Major Less Common
Decrease/loss of hearing Major Rare
Prolonged and painful erection Major Rare
Dizziness Moderate Less Common
Allergic skin reaction Moderate Rare
Difficulty in breathing Major Less Common
Difficulty in swallowing Moderate Less Common
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Major Rare
Peeling and blistering of skin Major Rare
Upper respiratory tract infection Major Less Common
Pain in the arms, legs and the back Moderate Less Common
Uterine bleeding Moderate Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 36-40 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30-60 minutes of oral administration.
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 Mildfil 5 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. It can be skipped if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose. This applies to conditions like Pulmonary Hypertension where the dose regimen is fixed.
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 Mildfil 5 MG Tablet is not recommended in such patients especially the ones 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 Mildfil 5 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.
Obstructive disease of the lungs Major
Report the incidence of any obstructive disease of the lungs (veno-occlusive disease, emphysema, bronchitis etc.). Use of Mildfil 5 MG Tablet is not recommended as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high.
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 Mildfil 5 MG Tablet.
Disease of the retina Moderate
Mildfil 5 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 Mildfil 5 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
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
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.
Ketoconazole Moderate
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.
Phenytoin Moderate
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.
Cimetidine Moderate
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.
This medicine relaxes the smooth muscles by inhibiting Phosphodiesterase type-5. This results in the increase of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) which relaxes the smooth muscles and increases the flow of blood.
What are you using Mildfil 5 MG Tablet for?
Erectile Dysfuntion
Other
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Pulmonary arterial hypertension
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 6 hours
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Twice a day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Headache
Nausea
Diarrhea
Dizziness
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 29 year old, I am facing problem during sex since 6 months. I am not getting hard erections when I do not take medicines. While taking medicines, I perform well. I had gone to many doctors, no one can diagnose ,so I can stay without medicine. Past medicines are Tazzle 20 mg, ignitor sachet, mildfil 5 mg. When penetration after 5-10 shots it loosen. Please help me to stay without medicines. I do not have anxiety, fear, no any health issues. Lot of tests done but no one can diagnose Please advice me.

BHMS, PGDHM
Homeopath, Nandurbar
I am 29 year old, I am facing problem during sex since 6 months. I am not getting hard erections when I do not take m...
Dear lybrate-user it is possible, you can hav erections without medicines. But before that you hav to stop using these medicines. Start homoeopathic medicines. You have to take my homoeopathic medicines for atleast 3-4 months. U can notice favourable effects from 3rd week but you need to take medicines for 3-4 months for long lasting effects. Homoeopatic medicines does not have any side effects. They r safe, acts potencially faster with long standing effects.
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Good afternoon sir What is the difference between vigora and Viagra please tell me?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Good afternoon sir
What is the difference between vigora and Viagra please tell me?
Vigora 100mg Tablet is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Vigora 100mg tablet is a phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitor. It works by increasing blood flow to the penis by relaxing the muscles in penile blood vessels. While Viagra works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of blood vessels in certain areas of the body. In most cases, Viagra works well and has changed people's lives for the better. Viagra is the brand name for sildenafil citrate and is used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Here are some key points about Viagra. More detail is in the main article. Viagra was initially designed to treat hypertension and angina pectoris. Viagra's main competitors are Cialis (tadalafil) and Levitra (vardenafil). Viagra pills are blue and diamond-shaped. Individuals with kidney disease should not take Viagra. Some people use Viagra recreationally, although it is not thought to have any benefit for people without penile dysfunction.
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I have Premature Ejaculation and have undergone treatment for a month taking tadalafil suggested by a doctor but no use. My Penis is very sensitive and as soon as it touches the vagina it ejaculates. Please help.

Registerd Medical Practitioner
Sexologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have Premature Ejaculation and have undergone treatment for a month taking tadalafil suggested by a doctor but no u...
Hi, Per mature ejaculation problem occurs due to nerve weakness which leads to loose your erection and penis gets down suddenly and loose it's hardness and thickness and gets ejaculate soon.
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I am 40 years old. I hv pain in my penis while erect. But now a days there is pain even when not erect. I use to masturbate daily. My penis is bent towards left. I hv done sex thrice in my whole life and faced premature ejaculation and erection problem then. I am thinking of sex every second and use to masturbate 2 to 3 times a day. And there has been pain in my penis for da last 2 months. I went to a urologist last month but no any improvement. He gave me tab septran, paracetamol 500, vit e tab evion and tadalafil tab. But no improvement. please help.

MCh [Urology]
Urologist, Mumbai
I am 40 years old. I hv pain in my penis while erect. But now a days there is pain even when not erect. I use to mast...
Premature ejaculation is very common problems account for 30 percent of normal male suffer from this issue It is very common misconception and self diagnosis made after seeing porn videos Please don't compare yourself with Porn Star Ejaculation is very normal for 2-3 minutes Don't rush for the sex Try to be relaxed Talk to your partner Orgasm's for female different from male Stimulate her Do plenty of foreplay Your partner is backbone of your treatment Take her into confidence Even if ejaculated early Try to do sex for second time While doing sex if feeling like ejaculation withhold it You can increase your latency time T.duralast 30 mg hour before sex T.tazzle 10 mg half hour before Regular exercise Healthy diet Dry fruits Be relaxed Control your anxiety you are also suffering you Peyronie's disease from your symptom as you have described acute phase you might have pain KINDLY continue with tadafil 10 mg daily along with Evion capsule for 2 week.
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Will tadalafil tablets cure erectile dysfunction? Using tadalafil is dangerous to health? Please advice

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Will tadalafil tablets cure erectile dysfunction? Using tadalafil is dangerous to health? Please advice
Yes, it may be dangerous. By the way, This is happening due to insufficiency of hormones and improper functions of serotonin. The good news is that this is easily treatable with our herbal tablets. These tablets improve blood supply to penis and nourish muscles and blood vessels of penis thereby making erection long and hard. At the same time, these tablets improve functions of serotonin thereby delaying ejaculation significantly. As a proof of our Good work, you can check our Feedbacks on Lybrate website.
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Popular Health Tips

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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Erectile Dysfunction - Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Allahabad
Erectile Dysfunction - Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Erectile dysfunction can be quite a depressing and stressful problem. It can jeopardize the sexual life of a person. In recent times, the problem has been on an exponential rise. As per a survey, 1 in every 1000 men suffers from erectile dysfunction. To top it, some men, out of embarrassment, delay the treatment and medications.

In Erectile Dysfunction, a person is unable to maintain an erection necessary for a sexual intercourse. A man's confidence and self-esteem often take a beating in such cases. In some cases, the affected person completely detaches himself from the outside world. The erectile dysfunction in men can be due to lifestyle habits, psychological problems, injury, and diseases, such as;

  1. Stress and anxiety.
  2. Hormonal imbalance.
  3. Medical conditions, which include, diabetes, cardiovascular problems, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension.
  4. Treatment for prostate cancer can result in erectile dysfunction.
  5. Obesity.
  6. Older men are more likely (not always) to suffer from erectile dysfunction.
  7. Unhealthy lifestyle habits (drinking, smoking, and drug abuse).
  8. Peyronie's disease.
  9. Parkinson's disease.
  10. Injury to the pelvic area.

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction:
A person with erectile dysfunction may exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:

  1. A person with erectile dysfunction may have difficulties in getting an erection.
  2. There is a problem in holding on to the erection for a longer duration of time.
  3. Erectile dysfunction can also affect a person's sexual desire (low libido).

Diagnosis and Treatment:
As serious as it may appear, there is nothing to press the panic button. The problem is temporary. With timely diagnosis and treatment, erectile dysfunction can be easily managed and treated. Diagnosis of erectile dysfunction include;

  1. Blood and urine tests play a pivotal in identifying the root cause (diabetes, cardiac problems, hormonal imbalance or any other medical conditions) of the erectile dysfunction.
  2. Physical examination.
  3. An Ultrasound.

Treatment:

  1. Medications like Stendra (Avanafil), Viagra (Sildenafil), and Cialis (Tadalafil) can prove to be helpful in treating erectile dysfunction. The medications magnify the influence of nitric oxide (nitric oxide helps in relaxing the penis), thus enabling a person to get an erection on being sexually aroused.
  2. Low levels of the testosterone hormone interfere with and adversely affects erectile dysfunction. In such cases, the doctor may recommend testosterone replacement.
  3. Alprostadil Injection when injected helps in increased blood flow to the penis (by muscular relaxation of the penis), thus helping a person to get an erection.
  4. Penile implants are also helpful in case of erectile dysfunction.
  5. Many men with erectile dysfunction have benefitted immensely from counseling and sex therapy.

A person also needs to

  1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Exercise regularly.
  3. Indulge in limited alcohol consumption and smoking.
  4. Refrain from drug abuse.
  5. Maintain a healthy body weight.
  6. Seek expert help in case of severe depression, stress, and anxiety.
  7. Do not compromise with your sleep.
  8. If need be, discuss the problem with your partner. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.
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Can Viagra Cause Skin Cancer?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Lucknow
Can Viagra Cause Skin Cancer?

Sildenafil (Viagra), whose function is to inhibit a substance called Phosphodiestarase-5 or PDE5 - was initially used only for the treatment of angina pectoris (a cardiovascular problem) and pulmonary hypertension. Incidentally, it was discovered that it could help the issue of erectile dysfunction too, and thus became hugely popular in the late 1990s. The little blue pill, as it was called, ruled more than 50% of the sexual dysfunction market for more than 15 years. However, as its popularity and usage increased, so did the scientific information about this drug, and now there is an increased speculation that it could be contributing to skin cancer, specifically melanoma. This is considered as one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer and so the safety of Viagra sildenafil came into question.

Research has shown that users of Viagra sildenafil are at a higher risk for developing melanoma. There are reports stating that about 45 million men are at an increased risk of developing melanoma due to associated Viagra sildenafil use. The risk of developing melanoma was found to increase in men using ED drugs by 21%. Though there is no conclusive proof as yet that sildenafil is the cause, research is increasingly pointing out its role in melanoma. For example, PDE5 inhibitors (sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil) are known to promote melanin synthesis, which may exacerbate melanoma development.

The analysis of biochemical pathways of this correlation suggests that Viagra sildenafil triggers a special biochemical action involving the growth-stimulating cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate (an intracellular signaling molecule) which in turn promotes the growth of malignant melanoma. In normal cases, the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) regulates the cGMP preventing any adverse cellular activity. Sildenafil inhibits the production of this enzyme, and potentiates a specific cGMP-related biochemical mechanism (called cGMP-cGKI pathway) , and thereby contributes to malignant melanoma. This has been proven to happen in mice and is yet to be proven in humans.

However, there are also reports which suggest that this does not happen due to Viagra sildenafil per se, but due to greater exposure to sun, which even otherwise increases the chances of skin cancer in general, and melanoma in particular. The countering theories also say that the population in which skin cancer was detected, comprised mostly of high income individuals who spent a significant amount of time holidaying on beaches and are not connected to the extensive use of Viagra per se. 

Therefore, though there is a correlation that has been established, there is no definite proof that Viagra sildenafil causes skin cancer. It is however, advisable to use ED drugs after medical consultation. If a patient has a genetic predisposition to develop melanoma, it is advisable to seek medical advice before the use of ED drugs. Occasional use should not be harmful. Also, when going out in the sun, limiting exposure to direct sun and UV protection should be managed too. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.

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Working on a Bent Penis: Treatments for Peyronie's Disease

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Working on a Bent Penis: Treatments for Peyronie's Disease

A bent penis can be a source of genuine concern for a man. Yes, a little curvature in the penis is common, but when the curvature is severe, it can create both physical and emotional problems. Most men with a severely bent penis are considered to have Peyronie's disease, named after the doctor who first described it medically. Since sexual and penis health can be impacted by Peyronie's, it helps to be aware of what treatments are out there for this condition.

In 2016, the World Journal of Men's Health published "Nonsurgical Interventions for Peyronie's Disease: Update as of 2016," an overview of the existing treatments for a bent penis. Following is a distillation of the information contained in that article.

Background

First, a little about Peyronie's disease. The Mayo Clinic describes this disorder as "the development of fibrous scar tissue inside the penis that causes curved, painful erections." This scar tissue usually develops due to injury to the penis. For example, a man might be struck in the penis by a baseball, might slam his erection into a hard surface or might simply experience repeated rough (if pleasurable) handling during sex. Such activities create trauma in the penis; as it heals (even from small traumas like rough handling), scar tissue forms. If that tissue forms repeatedly in one area, it prevents the skin from stretching properly, causing the penis to bend during an erection.

Treatments

Among the treatment options are:

1. Oral options. A wide range of pills are sometimes used in treating Peyronie's, including vitamin E, tamoxifen, L-carnitine and tadalafil. Such options are typically employed first, as they are the easiest treatment available. Typically, these therapies show results in cases where the scar tissue is less intense. Some of these options are also available for topical application directly on the penis skin.

2. Injections. More persistent cases may respond to the injection of medication directly in the area where the scar tissue build-up is pronounced. As of this writing, only one drug is approved for this method in the U.S. Many men resist this treatment as, understandably, the idea of injecting a needle into the penis does not appeal to them.

3. Traction. Traction therapy essentially works to pull the penis back into shape. A man wears (for several hours each day), a device that attaches to the penis and exerts force to pull it in the opposite direction of the curve. Traction devices tend to work best in conjunction with other therapies rather than on their own.

4. Shock wave therapy. A more recent addition, shock wave therapy uses high amplitude pulses of energy directed at the penis. Typically used on joint and tendon issues, the therapy seems to help with the pain that some experience from Peyronie's but has not yet been shown to make much difference in the curvature.

5. Surgery. There are several surgical approaches to correct the curvature of Peyronie's. Because some cases correct themselves over time, surgery is usually recommended only when the bent penis has been an issue for a year or longer and/or when the physical or emotional distress it causes is significant.

Whatever approach a man may take to treat a bent penis due to Peyronie's disease, he is better positioned if his penis is in good health - and that is more easily obtained when he regularly utilizes a top drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Some of the best crème contains both vitamin E and L-carnitine, which are sometimes used to help treat Peyronie's. The best crème will also include vitamin D, the "miracle vitamin" that has proven benefits in fighting diseases and supporting healthy cellular function.

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Impotency In Men - How To Treat It?

BASM, NDYSE, Mater of Yoga
Sexologist, Allahabad
Impotency In Men - How To Treat It?

Impotence is not a matter of joke. Medically called erectile dysfunction or ED, this condition affects a man’s ability to perform in bed and achieve or maintain an erection, and/or ejaculate. This condition restricts or completely forbids penetrative sex.

Though impotence can occur in men of all ages, its risk increases with age. The common causes of impotence range from the emotional, psychological to the physical like:

  1. Diabetes: It can causes nerve damage, impairs blood flow and screws up hormone levels.
  2. Neurological and brain degenerative conditions: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, brain or spinal tumours, multiple sclerosis, stroke and temporal lobe epilepsy can increase the risk for impotence. Men who’ve had prostate gland surgery can also experience nerve damage and impotence.
  3. Medications: Beta-blockers, cancer chemotherapy drugs, CNS depressants as well as stimulants like cocaine can cause ED. Diuretics and Prozac can also depress desire.
  4. Heart problems: Can lead to ED as blood is not pumped all over the body including the penis. Atherosclerosis which causes blockages of arteries is also a cause. High cholesterol and blood pressure both, are associated with an increased risk for impotence.
  5. Depression: It can cause performance anxiety and can lead to drug and alcohol abuse

Treatment

  1. Medications for ED include PDE-5 inhibitors like sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Staxyn, Levitra). These drugs are to be taken 30-60 minutes before sex. However, a doctor must prescribe these drugs after ruling out any heart condition in the patient. Neither are these drugs completely safe. The side effects associated with them include flushing, visual abnormalities, hearing loss, indigestion and headache.
  2. Vacuum erection devices are a mechanical way of producing an erection. They are preferred by men who do not want or cannot use ED drugs. These devices work by making the penis rigid by the use of a vacuum pump sealed around it that draws up blood. The blood is then prevented from leaving the penis by the use of an accompanying rubber band which is rolled to the base of the penis before penetrative sex can begin.
  3. The other treatments include testosterone replacement, blood vessel surgery and psychological counselling. It is especially useful for younger men who become impotent due to anxiety and stress. Alternate therapies like acupuncture have also been very effective for treating impotence. Lifestyle changes like denouncing drugs, smoking and alcohol can improve the condition significantly. So can exercising more and eating healthy.

The good news is that impotence is a treatable condition. But the challenge is not to take it lightly and ignore it because it can signal serious underlying problems like heart disease and diabetes. It is advisable that a man affected by impotence should consult a doctor immediately, even if he thinks it’s just caused by stress or his current partner. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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