The Medical and Non-Medical Uses of Sildenafil Generic

It has been assumed that the problem of impotence, erectile dysfunction or sexual dysfunction affects around 150 million men all over the world.  More than half of these men who suffer from impotence are believed to have a cause that is physically or medically related.  The rest who suffer from it are believed to have a cause that is psychogenic.  Medically-related causes of impotence include ailments such as diabetes as well as urological, neurological or circulatory conditions.

Sildenafil generic has been released around mid-2013, after the patent on its brand Viagra expired in many European countries.  You can buy sildenafil generic tablets in 11 European territories such as Germany, France and UK.  Bulgaria, Iceland, Spain and Canada are areas where you can also buy sildenafil generic.

Most people are aware of the fact that sildenafil generic is a certain medication that is used for treating erectile dysfunction.  However, sildenafil generic can also treat other medical conditions such as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).  Essentially, sildenafil generic acts mainly by stopping an enzyme called cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) which degrades cGMP, which in turn regulates the flow of blood into the penis. Ever since sildenafil generic has become available via prescription in 1998, it has been deemed as the main treatment for erectile dysfunction or impotence.

The Medical Uses of Sildenafil Generic

Erectile dysfunction (ED) – The main purpose of using sildenafil generic in the medical setting is that it is for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, impotence, or the inability to get and maintain an erection long enough for intercourse.  Sildenafil generic is considered a standard treatment medicine for erectile dysfunction in all patient cases, including those who have diabetes.

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) – Aside from treating erectile dysfunction, sildenafil generic is also found to be effective in treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).  Sildenafil generic tends to relax the wall of the arteries, which results to a significant decrease in pulmonary arterial pressure and resistance.  When this happens, the workload of the right ventricle of the heart is reduced, which improves the symptoms of someone who has right-sided heart failure.

High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema – Sildenafil generic has been proven to be quite useful in preventing and treating cases of high-altitude pulmonary edema that is related to altitude sickness experienced by mountain climbers.  While this has only been recently found out, sildenafil generic is already been deemed a treatment that is acceptable for this edema condition, especially in situations where the mountain climber cannot, due to some reasons, descend quickly after going up a high mountain.

The Non-Medical Uses of Sildenafil Generic

Recreational Usage – Sildenafil generic has been very popular with young adults throughout the years, leading to its recreational use.  The brand name of sildenafil generic, Viagra, has been believed by many to improve sexual performance, increase libido, or even permanently increase the size of the penis.

Research of Jet Lag (in hamsters) – Three individuals of the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina have been awarded the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Aviation thanks to their discovery that sildenafil generic (Viagra) helps significantly in treating jet lag recovery in hamster subjects.

Lengthens the Life of Cut Flowers – Australian and Israeli researchers found out that 1 mg of dissolved sildenafil generic in a vase filled with water can help lengthen the life of cut flowers, which makes them stand up erect for a period of 7 days beyond their normal life span.  Also, sildenafil generic has been found out to slow down the process of ripening in some plants including broccoli, legumes, roses, carnations, strawberries, and many more.  Sildenafil generic slows down the breakdown of cGMP-specific PDE5, thereby increasing the vase life of the flowers.