Chemotherapy And Erectile Dysfunctionby Kurt P. Smith Erectile dysfunction happens when a man is unable to achieve or maintain an erection, even when his sexual drive remains unaffected. A man's penis is normally flaccid, but with increased arousal and increased blood flow to the penis, the organ should become erect. After orgasm, the penis becomes limp again. Impotence can be caused by a variety of reasons, among them age (many men will develop an inability to achieve an erection as they grow older), vascular problems (since an erection is caused by blood flow to the penis, men with circulation problems may experience impotence), medical conditions such as diabetes, and lifestyle choices like smoking and drinking alcohol, medications such as antidepressants, heart medications, and narcotics may decrease ability to have an erection.
However, ED can also be caused by cancer related issues, as most therapies to treat prostate cancer or testicular cancer, including radiation and chemotherapy, can render a man unable to achieve an erection. Moreover, anxiety and depression, both of which are normally experienced due to the gravity of cancer, can also lead to a decreased ability to reach an erection. Chemotherapy will frequently slow down the quantity of testosterone produced. Testosterone is vital to control erectile function.
What to do in such a case, you ask? The best answer comes in the form of generic Viagra. Generic Viagra is a safe and effective treatment for impotence manufactured with the active component sildenafil citrate. Viagra can be used simultaneously with chemotherapy and other cancer therapies without risk to the patient's health. Nevertheless, it is important to consult a personal doctor in order for them to prescribe the proper dosage and help determine the more suitable method of administration. It is bad enough to have cancer and go through chemotherapy, but if there is one thing that could matter worse is erectile dysfunction. Thankfully, Generic Viagra is available.
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