What Does Cialis Do?
Erectile dysfunction or the inability to attain or maintain a penile erection is a common medical problem that can affect up to 60% of men over 40 years old. Additionally, many young adults who suffer from diabetes or high blood pressure can develop erectile dysfunction in their twenties. During the last two decades, several new medications have been developed to improve men´s sexual health. Among the new drugs, the most widely used are called phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE5) inhibitors. These new drugs can be taken by mouth as small pills causing a temporary recovery of the normal male sexual response. Cialis, whose generic name is Tadalafil, is one of the most effective treatments available for treating partial impotence or erectile dysfunction.
What Does Cialis Do? (Explained the Easy Way)
The easiest way to explain what Cialis does would probably be the following: once the patient takes a pill of Cialis by mouth and gets proper sexual stimulation, the drug increases the blood flow into the penis, producing an erection, which lasts long enough to allow sexual intercourse. Just one dose of Cialis can ensure perfect performance in bedroom for up to 36 hours – not straight, of course – it only means that you will be able to have sex any time within those 36 hours. And yes, that includes several intercourses while the drug works. The long-lasting effect and the proven efficacy of Cialis have helped it to gain popularity among men with erectile dysfunction.
How Does Cialis Work? (The Scientific Explanation)
Human penis is made of three major compartments, which can be filled with blood to increase its size and hardness. In order to get a better understanding of how Cialis works, it is necessary to understand how penile erection is attained in normal conditions.
The man needs to get some kind of sexual stimuli, which cause a positive sexual response, or sexual arousal.
After the brain interprets the positive sexual stimuli, it sends signals to the nerves of the pelvic area including the penis to increase the production of a chemical called Nitric oxide (NO).
Nitric oxide (NO) causes the arteries to increase in size or dilate increasing the blood flow through them. Additionally, nitric oxide (NO) causes the production and release of a chemical compound called cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP).
cGMP dilates the small arteries inside the penis, increasing the blood flow considerably.
The increased blood flow blocks or obstructs the veins, this temporary obstruction resulting in the three compartments of the penis staying enlarged and rigid for a period of time sufficient for a normal sexual intercourse.
Now that you know how a normal erection is attained, you will understand better how Cialis works.
After the patient takes Cialis it is absorbed into the bloodstream
Once the patient gets aroused (through physical or psychological stimulation), the previously explained process takes place in the exact same order.
Cialis blocks the activity of the phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5 – the so-called ‘worst enemy of cGMP’), thus supporting a healthy level of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) in the body.
An increase in the cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP), produces a penis erection by increasing the blood flow to and retention of blood in the corpus cavernosum.
In a nutshell, Cialis enhances the physiological response to the sexual stimuli, allowing to get a complete erection for a period of time sufficient to maintain satisfactory sexual intercourses, by improving the blood flow towards and inside the penis.
How Long Does It Take for Cialis to Start Working?
After you take the Cialis pill, the medication reaches the bloodstream in adequate concentration to produce its effects in as short as 30 minutes. In fact, most customers report that they feel the effect even sooner – 15 minutes after taking the pill. The effect lasts for up to 36 hours after its ingestion.
What Does Cialis Do for Men without ED?
The use of Cialis has not been restricted to the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It can also help treat several other medical conditions with very good results. Some of these conditions include the following:
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – tadalafil has been proven to relieve the inflammation of the prostatic gland and also reduce its size.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - blood vessel dilatation caused by tadalafil helps to reduce the blood pressure in the pulmonary vessels.
Muscular Dystrophy (Duchene) – tadalafil increases oxygen supply to the muscle tissue improving the condition of the patient.
Recreational Use of Cialis
Healthy adults without any symptoms of erectile dysfunction have reported using tadalafil for recreational purposes. They take the medication to enhance their perfectly normal sexual performance further. Some of them reported improvement in the duration and frequency of their sexual intercourse and a marked reduction of the latency period (waiting time between erections). Other reported getting fuller and harder or stronger erections. However, current clinical findings have failed to provide reliable statistical proof of those claims in the general population. Furthermore, there are certain negative outcomes reported among the recreational users, such as the inability to get a complete erection due to general anxiety and developed psychological dependence on the drug impeding a natural erection without it.
Recreational Use of Cialis by Bodybuilders
Some bodybuilders take tadalafil every day to increase their muscle mass. Even though this use is completely off-label and has no facts backing it, it is believed tadalafil increases the blood flow to the muscles (hence improving the supply of oxygen and nutrients) and increases training time capacity by reducing fatigue and improving muscle strength and exercise resistance. The bodybuilders tend to take the beneficial effects measured in patients with muscular dystrophy as a clear indication of muscle enhancement or its anabolic proprieties. Once again, we would like to warn people against using Cialis for such purposes as, firstly, it may cause unwanted serious side effects and, secondly, the effectiveness of such use hasn’t been proven by any researches or clinical trials.
Tadalafil might cause dangerous and potentially fatal low blood pressure in some patients who take certain other medications including nitrites (both recreational drugs and heart medications). Additionally, extremely low blood pressure may be experienced by tadalafil users with certain medical conditions.
Healthy males taking Tadalafil as a sexual enhancer, might develop a dependence on it and be unable to achieve a healthy erection without the drug later on.
Tadalafil might cause priapism. Priapism is an erection lasting much longer than usual, which may or may not be painful. Priapism causes by tadalafil use might damage the penis tissues and blood vessels, resulting in further physical incapacity to get an erection or complete impotence. Some priapism cases require surgical intervention to drain the blood from the patient’s penis.
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