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Dr. Masroor Mir 91% (479 ratings)
SLE, Fellowship In Diabetology, Diploma In Psychology Mental Health And Illness, PLAB (MANCHESTOR, UK), FAGE, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore  •  16 years experience
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION AND VIAGRA/SILDENAFIL

Erectile dysfunction is a condition where a man is unable to have a penile erection sufficient enough to penetrate and ejaculate. It is caused due to blocks in blood circulation in the blood vessels of the penis. It is also common also due to psychological factors.

The role of viagra/sildenafil is to dilate the blood vessels in the penis so that the blood circulation improves and enables a sufficient erection. However since it is a blood vessel dilator it can lead to fall in blood pressure if more than 2 are taken in a day. Also long term abuse can lead to failure of the drug to acheive its function. In cases where there is an actual block in penile blood vessels it is the suitable choice but often we see that people percieve it as a magic pill that will make someone who uses it a super performer in sex which is untrue.

The biggest aphrodisiac is a not a pill but a partner whom you like and are comfortable with. Spending pleasant time with your partner and having a good relation are very important for good sexual performance. There is nothing more powerful than the perception and emotions for your partner in your mind that can influence your sexual performance. When negative emotions and mental blocks arise in a relationship then sexual performance is bound to suffer. When your mind does not like something about your partner or the act of intercourse itself for some reason it is of no use to abuse viagra as some kind of magical remedy for all problems which it is not.
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