Pharmaceutical

Viagra use doesn’t equal satisfaction with sex life

viagra Viagra use doesnt equal satisfaction with sex lifeMen who use prescription medication to boost their erections along with their libidos continue to complain about their sex lives compared to men who don’t suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a survey conducted by University of Manchester researchers.

The study involved more than 2,600 English men ages 50 to 87 participating in a national survey on aging. The men were asked specific and detailed questions about their sex lives, including whether they were taking a PDE5i drug to treat erectile dysfunction, such as Viagra or Cialis. About 7 percent reported using one of these medications during the previous three months, and 21 percent said they had untreated erectile dysfunction. Nine percent of men who used ED drugs said they continued to have difficulty achieving or keeping erections.

Researchers found that four out of five men who used an ED drug said the medication had a positive effect on their lives. But a whopping 30 percent said they remained concerned about and dissatisfied with their overall sex life. This includes worrying about their erections, orgasms, level of sexual desire and frequency of sexual activity.

Men who used Viagra and other ED medications reported being more sexually active as compared to men without the condition, and said that their sexual function improved. However they weren’t any happier with their sexual relations.

Part of the problem may be physical, researchers said. Men taking ED drugs were found to have other health ailments such as high blood pressure and diabetes, which can interfere with a man’s ability to achieve orgasm.

The findings add another dimension to the risk-benefit profile of ED drugs. Viagra side effects can be bothersome as well, but one adverse reaction many men may not be aware of is that the medications may increase a man’s risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Viagra and other ED drugs affect the same genetic pathway that allows skin cancer to be more aggressive. Not only are current users of Viagra at greater risk of melanoma, so are men who have ever used the drugs.

Source: NewsMax