Is There a Correlation Between BPH & Prostate Cancer?

24 January of 2018

With age, many men begin to have problems with the prostate. These problems are mostly associated with benign tumor, but in some male persons, prostate cancer develops.

Some people ask themselves: "Is prostate cancer related to benign enlargement of the prostate?".

Below we will try to answer this question. But first, we will tell you what benign prostatic hyperplasia is & what prostate cancer is, so that you can understand the nature of these diseases and the difference between them.


How Was ED Treated Before Viagra Invention?

23 January of 2018

Viagra, without exaggeration, caused a revolution in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. Since 1998, everyone suffering from ED has received a quick and effective way to deal with this unpleasant disease.

But how was ED treated before Viagra invention?

The old approaches were sometimes very strange. Ancient Hindus boiled oil with alligator testes; physicians of the late 19th century tried to treat ED with radioactive cocktails, etc.


Functions of Estrogens in the Male Body

22 January of 2018

Estrogens are considered “female” hormones, whereas testosterone is usually called a “male” hormone. Despite this, both these molecules are present in organisms of both sexes.

What functions do they perform in the male body? Are they important for sexual health?

Let’s figure it out.

What Are Estrogens?

Hormones are chemical messengers present in the body. They are responsible for many functions. Estrogens are a collective designation of a group of hormones that include estradiol, estrone & estriol.

The most important ones are estradiol and estrone.

Estriol is the most plentiful of them, however it is the weakest.

Estradiol is 80 times more active than estriol.

There are other types of estrogens, but they are insignificant.

7-dehydrocholesterolAs we have written above, estrogens are traditionally considered “female” hormones. At its core, this is an incorrect concept, since all sex hormones are members of one hormonal family.

They are synthesized from a single biochemical precursor (7-dehydrocholesterol) and have a common hormonal “ancestor” called progesterone. (more…)

ED of Psychogenic Nature and Its Treatment with Viagra

19 January of 2018

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In 10-20% of all cases of ED (erectile dysfunction), the problem is due to various psychological factors, such as stress or sexual trauma. How to cope with such an unpleasant disorder? Will Viagra help in the case of psychological erection problems?

Definition of Psychogenic (Psychological) ED

Psychogenic (psychological) erectile dysfunction is a permanent inability to get or maintain a penile erection satisfactory for a normal sexual intercourse, mainly or solely because of psychogenic or interpersonal factors. This diagnosis is not used if the origin of the disorder is uncertain or unknown. Men who have a combination of physiological (organic) and psychological factors are considered to be those who have a mixed organic-psychological ED. (more…)

Non-Prescription Drug – the Future of Viagra?

10 January of 2018

In most countries, to start using Generic Viagra, patients need to consult a doctor first. That is, this drug is a prescription (RX) product.

However, Viagra is very likely to become over-the-counter all over the world!

The UK is to become one of the first countries where the drug can be purchased over the counter (now OTC Viagra is available in New Zealand and in some other countries).

Viagra Over the Counter – the Background

Viagra was developed in the 1990s by the American company Pfizer. By the way, the discovery of the main active agent of the drug took place in the UK (more precisely, in Kent). In 1998, this drug appeared in the pharmaceutical market. Pharmaceutical regulators of different countries, such as the US FDA, decided that this drug should be a prescription one. (more…)

Viagra and Male Fertility: Does any Effect Exist?

06 January of 2018

Some men with ED also face the problem of infertility. Those who are treated with the help of Viagra may worry whether the drug can positively or adversely affect their ability to conceive a child? So, let’s take a closer look at this issue. 

What is Viagra?

Generic Viagra is a top drug for treating male ED. The branded version of the drug is produced by American pharma giant called Pfizer. It is used by millions of male persons around the world. Since the original Viagra has a high price, the generics of this drug have gained great popularity in the pharmaceutical market. Regardless the version of the drug you use (branded or generic), its main active agent is sildenafil. It belongs to the class of PDE5 inhibitors.


How to Get Rid of a Migraine

05 January of 2018

A migraine is a specific health disorder which differs from a conventional headache. It can be rather disturbing causing unbearable pain, sound & light sensitivity, nausea and even vomiting. The thumping headache experienced by patients can significantly affect their daily life preventing them from performing their routine activities.

Sitting tight expecting for the migraine symptoms to subside is not the best option. If you want to return to your habitual life style, you should learn how to handle a migraine.

Migraine Definition & Symptoms

Migraine is a condition featuring periodical headaches of different intensity: from moderate to severe. As a rule, the headache of throbbing character lasts 272 hours and is felt in either left or right part of the head. People having this health disorder are substantially limited in performing their daily routine.


Viagra for Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

27 December of 2017

LUTS, BPH, BOOImpotence in men is often combined with urological diseases. This is due to the fact that erectile and urinary problems mostly begin to occur at about the same time, namely after 40. Fortunately, some drugs for ED treatment like Viagra can also help in case of urinary symptoms. These drugs are inhibitors of PDE5. Keep reading to know more.

How do PDE5 Inhibitors Influence Lower Urinary Tract?

Some disorders of human urinary tract may be treated by influencing the smooth musculature of urethra, prostate, and urinary bladder.

These disorders include:

  1. urinary stones;

  2. urinary tract problems associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (or BPH, formerly known as adenoma);

  3. detrusor hyperactivity.


Viagra and Heart Diseases – What Does the Science Say in 2017?

18 December of 2017

It is a well-known fact that Viagra was originally created for treating heart diseases. But something went wrong (in a good sense). It turned out that the drug was more efficient for the treatment of erectile problems. However, independent researchers did not stop investigating the possibility of using this medication for initial purposes. Below we will tell you what the science says about Viagra and heart diseases.

Some Historical Facts

In 1989, chemists of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer synthesized the active substance called UK-92480 in the laboratory of the English city of Sandwich. The main mechanism of action of this substance was that it inhibited the activity of PDE5 enzyme, which led to better vasodilation. At first they thought that the new drug would be useful for the treatment of angina and other heart diseases associated with weakening of blood circulation. In 1991, they secured a patent in which the drug was named sildenafil and had to be used as a heart medication. However, two scientists – Peter Ellis and Nickolas Terret – noted that PDE type 5 inhibitors might be effective in erectile dysfunction.