How Viagra Works to Achieve an Erection


Since 1998, Viagra has helped men get erections. This little blue pill is a popular treatment for erectile dysfunction. Does it make the penis grow bigger? How does it work?

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Viagra (sildenafil) does its work on the cellular level. In the vascular system, the cyclic nucleotide cGMP lets walls of blood vessels to relax. Blood will flow more smoothly since blood vessels become dilated. The erection is the effect of the increased blood flow.
Within the corpus cavernosum (main body of the penis) there is an enzyme known as PDE5. The normal state of the penis doesn’t need to be erect all the time. The PDE5 acts to break down cGMP to reduce blood follow, thus making the penis soft and flaccid. The blood vessels can relax and expand without the aid of the PDE5. Blood can rush to the penis, making it hard and erect.

Effects of Viagra


The makers of Viagra recommend that those using it should wait for an hour so that the maximum effect will be achieved. However, the benefits can be felt more quickly by some users.
Here’s how the drug affects the body within 24 hours. This is according to Superdrug’s Online Doctor service.
12 minutes
Viagra gets absorbed in the bloodstream rapidly.
Some men can get an erection after 12 minutes. It’s not clear though whether the effect is due to Viagra or the placebo effect of popping the pill.
27 minutes
M
ost men will notice an erection in just under half an hour. 57 minutes
This is the maximum erection time. Viagra will be at its peak concentration within one hour of ingestion.
4 hours
Viagra will be half-gone from the body after four hours. 10 hours Viagra’s effects can still be felt within the body, even after 10 hours.
Some men can still get an erection enough for sex. However, the ability to maintain an erection will be for a shorter. 24 Hours
All traces of the drug and its effects will be gone from the body within 24 hours. It is also recommended that you don’t take more than one dose within the 24-hour timeframe.

Viagra and the Effect on the Penis

Viagra aids in making the penis grow erect. In its flaccid state, it is shorter compared to its state when it hardens. The actual length of the penis grows in size due to the effect of the drug which makes it erect. After 24 hours, when the effects of the drug are gone from the body, the penis will return to its normal size.
Viagra is not a miracle drug to enlarge the size of the penis. It is used to achieve an erect state of the penis which will make it possible to have sexual intercourse with a partner. Having a satisfactory sex life is a reward in itself.

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