Your Options To Treat Erectile Dysfunction Extend Beyond Viagra
When sildenafil began marketing in 1998, the drug company Pfizer sold half a billion dollars’ worth of its brand name, Viagra, in its first quarter. It was luck when the drug failed its study as an antihypertensive, but its male participants began reporting all of the erections they were experiencing.
Now there was a drug which took the closeted “impotence” out into the open, made it a “dysfunction,” and offered a treatment for it. Because it did not cure erectile dysfunction (ED) and required continued use, for Pfizer it was the gift that kept on giving.
Today, there other colors the “little blue pill” has to compete with—orange: tadalafil (Cialis); and yellow: vardenafil (Levitra).
Choosing Levitra, Viagra, or Cialis
Cialis is dubbed “the weekend pill” because it can last up to 36 hours; the two that are the most alike, however, are Levitra and Viagra. ...
The Treatment of Bladder and Kidney Infections
The GU system (genito-urinary) is involved with eliminating waste and clearing metabolized substances from the bloodstream. It is comprised of
ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder)
urethra (tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside world)
When infected, most commonly happening in the bladder (“cystitis”) and the kidney (“pyelonephritis”), in that order, antibiotics are necessary to limit suffering and damage. Damage to the kidneys, especially, can impact it function and even cause problems like hypertension and electrolyte imbalances; heart problems are therefore only one oversight away.
The bladder is only one urethra away from the outside world. In men this isn’t much of a problem, but in women, where the urethra is much shorter, it is. Exposure to bacteria can allow contact and colonization, via the urethra, lik ...