There are more than 20 million men in the world who suffer from erectile dysfunction. In the early 1980 and 1990, there was not much of a treatment available for erectile dysfunction. In the last couple of decades, there were many medicines made available in the market. Levitra is one such medicine. It is available in various countries across the globe. This medicine has a high success rate among the patients.
Let us talk about the various events associated with an erection. The body produces a chemical messenger called cyclic GMP. This chemical causes the blood vessels to widen. It happens when the thin layer of the blood vessel walls are relaxed. This allows more blood to enter the penis and makes it rigid and erect. The cyclic GMP is broken down by another chemical known as phosphodiesterase type 5. This medicine helps in stopping the phosphodiesterase type 5 from working properly. This, in turn, stops the breakdown of cyclic GMP. It leads to improving the blood flow to the penis and helps maintain the erection. It is also important to know that this medicine will work only when these chemicals are released in the body. For this, there should be a sexual stimulation which further releases these chemicals in the body. The medicine can be taken with or without the food. Preferably one should take this medicine empty stomach. This is important because the fatty acids from the food can help slow down the absorption of this medicine in the blood. Levitra should be taken whole and with a lot of water. In case you have certain side effects while using this medicine, then you can even take this medicine with food. It will help you maintain an erection for 4 to 5 hours and even longer in certain cases. Take this medicine 30 minutes to one hour before the sexual activity.
Sometimes this medicine may take its time to show the effects. In such cases, you can either take the medicine, well before time or check with the doctor to change the dose to a higher dose. This medicine can help revive your sex life and can boost your self-confidence and make you feel happy.
If you have a medical history of heart attack, strokes, liver and kidney problems or if you are taking other erectile dysfunction then do not take this medicine without proper guidance from your doctor. It is important because the contradictions can be fatal at times. Take proper medical guidance and follow the instructions.
Apart from taking the medicine, you and your partner should engage in foreplay. This will only help the medicine to work. Do not drink alcohol especially in large quantities, as it can reduce the chances of an erection. Also, do not drink grapefruit juice along with Levitra. This is mostly because grapefruit can increase the amount of this medicine in the blood stream and the chances of side effects increases.
Discuss with your doctor about the progress after using this medicine for more suggestions and lessen the side effects if any.