Viagra Addiction

Erectile Dysfunction Medication

Viagra or Sildenafil, is one of the most well known and widely used drugs worldwide. It is a prescription medication that is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men and estimates suggest that more than 20 million men worldwide have used the drug. The drug works by temporarily increasing the blood flow to the penis which causes a man to achieve an erection and maintain an erection beyond normal levels. It does not improve a mans ability to perform sexually but it does reduce performance anxiety and increase a man’s confidence in his sexuality.

Recreational or non-medical use of the drug can result in sexual dysfunction. Although manufacturers believe that the drug does not have addictive properties, it is possible for men to become dependent on the use of it to achieve and maintain an erection for long periods. Some men report problems with achieving regular erections or being able to be aroused without the drug and of being obsessed with taking the drug when having sexual contact with others. Others reported painful and long-lasting erections that are the result of taking too much Viagra too often.

Risks and Contradictions

Although a safe drug when taken as prescribed, Viagra is known to contribute to a number of negative health problems. Common side effects are usually minor and include headaches, facial flushing, blocked nose and blurred or altered vision. The drug works by dilating the blood vessels and can increase clotting in the body. This may put those at risk of heart attacks or strokes in a higher risk category of having an adverse reaction.

Viagra is known to cause some serious problems when taken in conjunction with particular heart medications and should only be taken by individuals as directed by a doctor. It should never be combined with nitrate medications such as those that are prescribed to treat chest pain, angina or other heart problems or when using poppers also called amyl nitrate.

Dependency on Viagra

For those who are prescribed Viagra by a medical professional, dependency issues can be monitored and minimized but as there is an increasing amount of Viagra available illegally, these issues are increasing. Using Viagra can lead a person to develop a dependence on the drug to perform sexually. The drug can alleviate some problems with anxiety that is related to sexual performance but it should be used with care. Becoming dependent on the drug can cause someone to experience sexual dysfunction when they do not have the drug because the person may believe that they are unable to have sex without it. Additionally, because the drug causes a man to have an erection even with minimal stimulation, he may have sex without being fully aroused which will cause problems in the future.

Young Men Abusing Viagra

Some studies suggest that there is an increasing culture of young men using Viagra who see the drug as an opportunity to increase penis size, enhance sexual performance and boost libido. Viagra does not do any of these things. Viagra works on increasing blood flow to the penis only and does not increase a persons sexual responses or ability to perform in the bedroom. Many young people combine Viagra with other drugs such as alcohol, cocaine or MDMA which are known to cause erectile problems. By taking Viagra in this way, a young man is placing himself at risk of adverse reactions and causing more serious health problems.

Young men typically are in a high risk group for being involved in risky sexual activities such as multiple partners, unprotected sex and are also at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections. Some critics of Viagra believe that young men who are taking the drug are more likely to have recreational sex with partners without protection. This is particularly the case in some gay communities and with those who take the drug in combination with illicit substances. Having unprotected sex places a person at risk of contacting potentially fatal diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis or from contracting and spreading infections such as chlamydia, genital herpes or syphilis. Untreated these infections can lead to very serious health problems which include sterility issues.

Black Market Drug

Viagra is one of the most popular black market drugs all over the world with men having access to the drug online or through a dealer. In some cases, the drug that is being sold in this way is not Viagra and instead a mixture of other drugs or even a placebo drug colored and shaped to look like the distinctive diamond shaped pill. Many men take the drug without being consulted by a doctor and may be placing themselves at risk of having an adverse reaction, especially if they are combining it with other substances. Additionally, a man could spend a considerable amount of money on illegal Viagra only to find out the drug does not work or is a fake. Any man who is seeking help for erectile dysfunction should consult with a medical professional rather than putting themselves at risk.

Share this:Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page
DARA Alcohol Rehab

Our centers have helped thousands of clients from over 50 countries start a new life. Affordable help in tranquil environments is only a click away.

Visit DARARehab.com

or contact us at