What is Cialis?
Cialis is one of the most popular prescription only, oral erectile dysfunction treatment medicines. Marketed by Lilly ICOS, LLC, Cialis was approved by the US FDA as a prescription only impotence treatment drug in 2003, five years after the mega launch of Viagra and a few months after the release of Levitra. Cialis helps men with erectile dysfunction to achieve firm and sustained erections sufficient enough to complete sexual intercourse simply buy taking the pill 30 minutes before anticipated sexual activity.
Cialis is currently the most prescribed male impotence treatment drug. The major factor behind the astounding popularity of Cialis is its fast acting and long lasting properties. Unlike Viagra and Levitra - the other two major impotence treatment drugs, Cialis only takes about 30 minutes to become effective in the body while Viagra and Levitra takes an hour to become effective. Further, while Viagra and Levitra remain effective in the body for just 4 hours, Cialis remains effective in the body for about 36 hours. The long half-life of Cialis offer sexual freedom to men and lets them enjoy spontaneity in love making. For its long effective period, Cialis is fondly called, 'The Weekend Pill' by many men.
Specific causes of erectile dysfunction
Anything that disturbs the complex sequence of events that leads to erection can be a cause of erectile dysfunction. Broadly the causes of erectile dysfunction can be categorized as physiological or psychological causes.
Leading physiological causes of erectile dysfunction include:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Kidney disorders
- Multiple sclerosis or other neurological diseases
- Hardening of the arteries, which can lead to high blood pressure, angina or poor circulation
- Pelvic surgery
- Injury to the penis, spinal cord, prostate, bladder, and pelvis can lead to ED
- Alcoholism and drug abuse
- Side effects of prescribed drugs such as blood pressure drugs, antihistamines, antidepressants
Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction include:
In young men the causes of erectile dysfunction are mostly psychological and can be treated with counselling and sex therapy. Some of the leading psychological causes of erectile dysfunction are:
- Performance anxiety
- Sexual boredom
- Problems within relationship
- Stress and anxiety from work or home
- Worrying about poor sexual satisfaction
- Low self esteem
- Unresolved sexual orientation
- Guilt (in the case of infidelity)
How Cialis works?
The active ingredient in Cialis called Tadalafil belongs to the class of medicine called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. Since Viagra (sildenafil) and Levitra (vardenafil) also belong to the same class of medicines, the three drugs essentially work the same way.
In the normal course of events, when a man is sexually stimulated signals are transmitted from the nervous system which cause a release of chemical 'messenger' called cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). The cGMP causes the smooth blood vessels in the penis to become dilated so that more blood can rush into the penis, causing a man to achieve an erection. The function of cGMP is hindered by another chemical in the body called PDE5 in the body. Cialis tadalafil inhibits the PDE5 enzyme from breaking down the cGMP and helps a man to sustain a firm and prolonged erection.
It may be noted that Cialis helps a man to achieve firm erection only in response to sexual stimulation. Following sexual intercourse the erection should dissipate and the penis should return to its normal shape and size.
Ingredients of Cialis
Cialis is available in a yellow film-coated almond shaped tablet. Each Cialis tablet contains 2.5, 5, 10, or 20 mg of active ingredient of tadalafil depending on the dosage strength and following inactive ingredients:
- Lactose monohydrate
- Croscarmellose sodium
- Hydroxyproply cellulose
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Sodium laurel sulfate
- Magnesium stearate
- Lactose monohydrate
- Hypromellose, triacetin
- Titanium dioxide (e171)
- Iron oxide
- Yellow (e172)
Please do not purchase Cialis tadalafil if you are allergic to any of the above listed Cialis ingredients, else it may cause you side effects such as hives, rashes and other allergy manifestations.
By Mark Bevan
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