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Sildenafil For Women

Sildenafil For Women

Viagra as a fertility treatment?

Female sexual dysfunction is not the only condition Viagra has been trialled for. Researchers from the Sher Institute of Reproductive Medicine in Nevada also investigated using Viagra as a fertility treatment. It is not uncommon for infertility in women to be linked with the lining of the uterus being too thin for the egg to implant. Viagra is hoped to prove useful in thickening the lining of the uterus to improve the chances of pregnancy. However, it is still early days and although the first trials showed promise, it is still not known whether Viagra is safe for women to take.

Which effects does Viagra have on women?

Although it has proven very effective in treating men, the erectile dysfunction medication Viagra is not suitable for women. There is some anecdotal evidence that Viagra may increase sexual pleasure in women but so far, medical trials have failed to produce conclusive evidence that it works for women.

The most promising study so far was a trial run by the UCLA Female Sexual Medical Centre in Los Angeles. Study participants reported that taking Viagra improved their sexual enjoyment, prompting further research into the possible use of Viagra as a treatment for women. The scientists hypothesized, that similarly to the effect it has on men, Viagra could increase the blood flow to the female genitalia, thus improving sexual experience. However, further studies failed to replicate the successful outcome of the first trial and researchers came to assume that the women who experienced a positive result may simply have done so by chance.

As there has never been a widespread medical trial of Viagra in women, the exact effects the drug may have on female patients are not known. It is currently unclear whether Viagra is safe for women to take or which side effects and long-term effects it could have on the female body. Therefore, Viagra is only licensed for use in men.

A daily pill, Addyi may boost sex drive in women with low sexual desire and who find the experience distressing. Potentially serious side effects include low blood pressure, dizziness and fainting, particularly if the drug is mixed with alcohol. Experts recommend that you stop taking the drug if you don't notice an improvement in your sex drive after eight weeks.

Could Viagra be used to treat menstrual pain?

In addition to being considered as a possible fertility treatment, Viagra could also be used to treat period pain in women. Researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine hypothesize that Viagra’s impact on your blood flow qualify it as a possible treatment for menstrual problems such as period pain and cramps. A small sample of 25 women confirmed that they perceived their monthly symptoms as less painful under the influence of Viagra. It is not currently clear whether there may have been a placebo effect at play or whether Viagra actually treats period pain. Further trials are planned to investigate this possible use further - and to confirm that there are no adverse effects.

Does female Viagra work?

“Female Viagra” is a term often used by online sellers to promote herbal supplements. Promising sexual benefits, illegitimate pharmacies promote a range of pills, powders and jellies. As with herbal Viagra for men, there is often no evidence to support any claims that these remedies actually improve sexual experience.

One particular type of female Viagra which has shown some promise in increasing a woman’s libido is Prelox, a herbal supplement sold in many pharmacies and health food shops. During trials, women who took the supplement found that their sex lives improved as a result. However, gynecologists and urologists have voices doubts over the effectiveness of Prelox, claiming that its benefits may be down to the placebo effect. Prelox is legally sold at UK health shops and safe to buy. However, you should be wary of online sellers offering a range of medications as “female Viagra”, as you might be putting your health at risk if you take them. There is an abundance of illegitimate online pharmacies which may be selling unlicensed or dangerous medication.

Purpose and benefits

There are several reasons that women would seek out a Viagra-like pill. As they approach middle age and beyond, it’s not uncommon for women to observe a decrease in their overall sex drive. A decrease in sex drive can also originate from daily stressors, significant life events, or chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis or diabetes. However, some women observe a decrease or absence in sex drive due to a condition called female sexual interest/arousal disorder. FSIAD has also been referred to as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). According to one expert panel and review, FSIAD is estimated to affect about 10 percent of adult women. It’s characterized by the following symptoms:

  • limited or absent sexual thoughts or fantasies
  • reduced or absent response of desire to sexual cues or stimulation
  • loss of interest or inability to maintain interest in sexual activities
  • significant feelings of frustration, incompetence, or worry at the lack of sexual interest or arousal

 

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