How Does Cialis Work?

If your doctor has prescribed medicine for your erectile dysfunction, you may be wondering how Cialis works. Cialis is a drug used most often to treat erectile dysfunction in men, although it has another use as well for both men and women. When used for treating sexual dysfunction, it's important to note that cialis only treats the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, it doesn't cure the cause. Cialis will also not increase sexual desire.

  1. When used for treating erectile dysfunction, cialis works by increasing blood flow to the genital area. Cialis is in a class of drugs known as PDE5 inhibitors. This stands for phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors.These drugs work on a certain enzyme, preventing the enzyme from working too fast. One of the areas where this enzyme works is the penis. By controlling this enzyme, cialis helps erectile dysfunction by increasing the blood flow to the penis, which helps you get and maintain an erection.
  2. Cialis only works when there is physical stimulation to the penis. In other words, you will not be walking around with an erection after taking cialis, you should only get an erection during sexual activity.
  3. Another condition that cialis is sometimes used to treat is pulmonary arterial hypertension in both men and women. In this condition, high blood pressure occurs in the artery that moves blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs. The enzyme that is affected by cialis is also in the lungs, and cialis works by relaxing blood vessels in the lungs, which increases blood flow to that area so the heart and lungs don't have to work as hard.

Cialis can only be used by men for sexual purposes, but may be prescribed to men or women for pulmonary arterial hypertension. When using cialis for sexual dysfunction, remember that cialis does not provide any birth control or protection from sexually transmitted diseases, it's only use is for improving erections.

 

 

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