Month: May 2016

Herbal Viagra for Lasting Longer in Bed

Perhaps no other drug in the entire history of humankind has achieved as much fame (and at the same time, notoriety) as Viagra. Targeted at curing impotency, this drug – developed by the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer – has achieved almost cult status, with sales of over hundreds of thousands of pills everyday around the globe. The success of Viagra itself speaks volumes about how prevalent impotency is among men all over the world.

However, ancient sciences like Ayurveda and Unani have been known and practiced several natural medicines for treating impotence since centuries, and that too with positive results. These therapies are herbal, and most of them have been proven for their efficacies in the western world too.

But before going into details of the natural treatment options available for impotence, let us see what the real Viagra does. Viagra is the trade name for the drug sildenafil citrate. When it is consumed, it helps the blood flow to focus better on the corpus cavernosa of the penis. The corpus cavernosa is composed of several spongy tissues. When these spongy tissues are engorged with blood, the penis becomes hard, which is the state of erection. Thus, Viagra brings about a temporary erection by filling the corpus cavernosa with blood.

There are some disadvantages when a person consumes Viagra. One of the most important ones is that Viagra needs to be continuously used to obtain an erection. No Viagra, no erection. And those who use Viagra know how expensive the little blue pill is! Health-wise, Viagra can produce explained common colds, headaches and dyspepsia. Sometimes, Viagra can produce embarrassing prolonged erections. Prolonged use of Viagra can cause loss of peripheral vision and also total blindness. There have also been cases known of men suffering from heart attacks when having sexual intercourse under the effect of Viagra. Hence, the medical fraternity has always maintained that Viagra is a potentially harmful drug.

This has led both medical experts as well as users to keep seeking for alternatives to Viagra. This has made the herbal supplements ever more popular. The sudden interest of the western world in the Ayurvedic herbs and supplements for the treatment of impotence is due to the success of the Viagra. Before that most men were learning to cope up with their conditions of impotence.

However, now that we know that several herbal supplements exist for the treatment of Viagra, let us see how they affect the male penis. All these are carefully made preparations by mixing just the right amounts of several herbs and then carrying out several intricate processes for blending them. Since the name Viagra has become so common, these preparations are called as herbal Viagras in slang, though they have nothing to do with Viagra. Viagra is a chemical drug, herbal Viagras are made of herbal constituents.

But just like the original Viagra, the herbal Viagras work in two ways:

(i) they improve the circulation of blood to the penis and (ii) they alter the hormones so that the male has better libido.

Herbal supplements are used for the treatment of not just impotence, but several other male sexual problems such as weak libidos, penis curves, penis enlargement, premature ejaculation, etc.

The important herbal constituents used in herbal Viagras are Panax ginseng (Indian Ginseng), Rosemarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Avena sativa (Oats), Muira puama (Potency Wood), Lepidium meyenii (Maca), Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo), Tribulus terrestris (Caltrop) along with scores of other herbs. The first thing that these herbs do is to improve the circulation of blood in the region of the penis, which causes harder and more permanent erections. One more important function is to improve the male sexual hormone, testosterone, which helps in increasing the male libido and also to make the man perform the sexual act better. Some of these herbs can have antidepressant properties, which are very much beneficial in the treatment of men who are suffering from problems pertaining to weak erections.

In the Indian Ayurvedic tradition, there is a whole list of more herbs which are used in the preparation of herbal Viagras. These are different from the above herbs, in the sense that they are used almost exclusively for the treatment of impotence. Some of these herbs are the dong quai, kava, blessed thistle, black cohosh, golden seal, etc. These are the same herbs that are used in the enhancement of breasts in females.

In recent times, a particular substance called as yohimbine has gained a lot of popularity in the treatment of male sexual problems. Yohimbine is extracted in its hydrochloride form from the tree Pausinystalia yohimbe, indigenous to West Africa. Yohimbine hydrochloride has been proved to generate better and more sustained erections in men. It is being widely used nowadays in alternatives to Viagra. Some Ayurvedic supplements are using yohimbine in their preparations.

Herbal Viagras are made by carefully mixing specific herbs like those mentioned above in the proper proportion. They might be mixed in some oils, or burnt into ash, or molten into a semi-liquid semi-solid kind of preparation, or prepared in some other way. The basic intention is to make the best use of the chemicals present in the herbs. The herbal Viagras are generally to be taken with milk.

Since the herbal Viagras contain more than one herb in them, one major plus point becomes that a single preparation can be used to treat several male sexual problems at once. Also, since they are made of natural herbs, they do not have major side effects like the real Viagra does.

But some precautions need to be taken. First and foremost, if you are suffering from hypotension, you need to ask an Ayurvedic doctor whether you can have the herbal Viagra. Some people claim that since herbal Viagras alter the hormonal balance of the body, they are potentially harmful. This is true indeed if the herbal Viagras are taken for a long time. There may be interference with other hormone-driven activities of the body. Some components of the herbal Viagras can also cause depression, dyspepsia, headaches, common colds, etc. when used separately. However, whether they can cause the same effects in their mixture form or not is yet to be studied properly.

For these reasons, the use of herbal Viagras are also considered skeptically by medical experts. However, the general idea is that they are much safer than the natural Viagras and more usable for a wide number of people.

A Retrospective Look at Viagra

Often scientists have created medicines that have turned out not to treat the conditions that they were created to treat, but do treat other conditions or diseases. Viagra is probably the best known example of this since it was originally created to help treat angina. During clinical trials it was shown that Viagra did not produce the beneficial results hoped for when used to treat subjects suffering from angina. It was however noted that the medicine helped to treat erectile dysfunction in the subjects. Since the medication was unsuitable for use in its original capacity, Pfizer decided to release it as an erectile dysfunction treatment.

A large amount of publicity was generated since this was the very first anti-impotence drug that had been released on to the North American market. The reaction to the advent of Viagra created publicity for the product which was far beyond what Pfizer could have or possibly would have expended. This reaction is still present over a decade after the medication was initially released. The use of Viagra has changed significantly over the years as it has become more and more accepted in mainstream society, by people of all ages.

At first the “little blue pill” was seen as something that no man under the age of seventy should use, but that perception has gradually changed. Now Viagra is not viewed as something that people have to be ashamed of buying. This is largely due to its use for purposes other than that for which it was originally intended. Viagra’s popularity as a sexual stimulant has increased over time and it’s not abnormal for both partners, regardless of their sex, to take one in order to heighten their sexual experience.

A lot of the publicity is generated by adverse reactions that people can have to using Viagra, but what is often discounted is the total number of people who take it. This shows that the adverse effects are by far the exception rather than the rule for people making use of Viagra. There are a lot of ways that people Viagra that are not recommended and in fact there are some that are absolutely prohibited. Misuse of the drug is the cause of the great majority of all adverse reactions that occur. This misuse may be unintentional, but the effects can still be just as devastating and tend to provoke just as much publicity and the cases where the misuse has been intentional.

Health Tips to Enjoy Your Air Travel

With the approaching vacations most of the people either plan to visit their relatives or go for a holiday trip. In order to have a safe and relaxing journey most of them prefer to travel via airways. Though airways is considered as the most convenient and comfortable way to travel from one place to another, there are some people who face certain health issues during their journey. If you are also planning to travel via airplane in the upcoming days and have a phobia of traveling via aircraft, this article is tailor-made for you.

Motion Sickness

If you often face health issues like motion sickness the following health tips can help you to a great deal.

· Avoid having late night spicy dinner and alcohol.

· Make sure that you get a window seat booked for you.

· Eat a healthy but light breakfast before boarding the flight.

· Drink plenty of juices and water.

· If you feel the symptoms of nausea keep your head still and relax in your chair. Make sure that the air vents are open.

Fear of flying

There are some individuals who have a phobia of flying and often experience discomfort during the flight. The ones who are boarding the flight for the first time also feel uneasiness. In order to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable journey following tips are highly effective.

· Relax in your chair and close your eyes at the time of take off and landing.

· Take deep breaths in order to relax your body.

· In order to drain off the tension, imagine things that you would do during your trip. The best thing is to enjoy the scenic beauty and panoramic views of the land from the window.

Inconvenience due to changes in cabin pressure

The inside pressure of the aircraft is liable to change at the time of landing and take off. The passengers having health issues like cold or infection in the respiratory track might feel discomfort as their ears might get blocked. To avoid this discomfort you can do the following:

· Drink boiled sweets and move your jaw regularly.

· Avoid sleeping at the time of landing and take off.

· The children can be made to drink fluids like milk, juice or sweets.

· Nasal drops can also be used as per the prescription of the physician.

Food and Drinks

The passengers are offered relishing cuisine on the flight but the changes in inside pressure can lead to discomfort and mild bloating. Following the below suggested tips can help you in enjoying your meal during the flight.

· Avoid eating heavy meals and alcoholic beverages. Instead of heavy meals you can go for fluids like juice and water.

· Excessive intake of coffee or tea is also not recommended as it might lead to dehydration.

Airplane Medical Kits

The contents of the medical kit of the aircraft are approved by the physicians. No additional medicines can be included without the approval of DGCA. Hence, the travelers are advised to carry the medication they might need during the journey.

Viagra: Takes You Back to Manhood

Male impotence is such a nightmare that every man shudders to think of it. But still the fact is that sometime or the other in his life, every man has to confront with erectile dysfunction, or to say in a common man’s language, impotence, for some or the other reason. A man’s psychology plays a great role in the sexual relationship of a man. If he is depressed, stressed or tensed it will surely have an impact on his sexual relationship too. Often the anxiety about a man’s sexual performance makes him more stressed and therefore his performance degrades even further. Erectile dysfunction or ED-the inability to have or maintain an erection long enough to enjoy a satisfactory sexual intercourse, is afflicting nearly 30 million men in America alone and is a cause of great worry for them.

The answer to all such performance problems lies in the little blue magic pill-Viagra. Viagra has been a boon to all such men who have erectile dysfunction for any reason or may be suffering from a minor to a major degree of male sexual dysfunction. Since the launch of Viagra there has been a great enthusiasm in the patients of erectile dysfunction whether suffering due to physical reasons or psychological reasons. Viagra revives that feeling of self-esteem and the feeling of manliness which seems to be lost if you are suffering from ED. Viagra works by increasing the flow of blood in the penile region of a man making it erect. The sexual lives of innumerable men have improved because they now have got Viagra. With Viagra around, you do not have to go to bed stressed, thinking about your low sexual performance.

Viagra can proudly claim to be the first anti-impotence oral pill. The basic chemical composition is of sildenafil citrate. It is this chemical which treats the male sexual dysfunction, known as erectile dysfunction. Medically, erectile dysfunction is the inability to have an erection or the inability to have it long enough to enjoy the sexual intercourse satisfactorily. Many people have the misconception that Viagra would increase their libido or sexual desire for a great sex, but those people are greatly mistaken. Viagra can surely be called a sex pill, but for that matter it is not a libido enhancer drug at all. Viagra simply acts on the chemicals or enzymes present in our body due to which there is an enhanced flow of blood in the penis region making it grow harder and cause an erection. So people who are suffering from erectile dysfunction can highly benefit from this drug if they want to have a great sex life in spite of their male sexual dysfunction.