What Does Cialis Do

Cialis is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and benign prostatic hypertension. Cialis works by increasing the blood flow to the penis. This increased blood flow helps a man to gain and keep an erection during sexual activity.

How Cialis Works

An erection occurs when the penis is filled with blood. During sexual stimulation, the blood vessels which bring blood into the penis dilate, allowing for an increases of blood flow, filling the penis and causing it to erect. At this same time, the blood vessels that remove the blood from the penis contract. This blood accumulation is what causes an erection.

When sexual stimulation is present, nitrous oxide is also released into the penis. This enables for the production of cGMP. cGMP is what controls contraction and dilation in the blood vessels.

Another substance is also present called PDE5, which destroys cGMP. This is when the vessels return to normal size and an erection ends. For men suffering from erectile dysfunction, PDE5 is overactive.

Cialis, or tadalafil, stops PDE5 from doing just that. The stop in destruction of cGMP is what causes an erection to last longer. Tadalafil works to destroy this enzyme and works in the penis to help maintain an erection.

Always remember that this medication will only work if sexual stimulation is present. Cialis is not a cure for erectile dysfunction; it is only a treatment for the symptoms.

The same type of blood vessel dilation and contraction also happens in the walls of the lungs. The walls of the lungs also contain PDE5. This is why Cialis can help with the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Cialis is not a cure for either of these conditions but does help to treat the symptoms.

Facts on Cialis and How It Works

Below are some key points to remember about Cialis and how it works in the body;

  • The brand name Cialis, with the active ingredient tadalafil, is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
  • Under the brand name Adcirca, the exact same drug is used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
  • Cialis works by increasing blood flow to the penis, which enables an erection to occur only when sexual stimulation is present.
  • Cialis, as with any medication, comes with side effects, so all prescriptions should be obtained from a reputable source and under medical supervision.
  • Any person that has a heart condition should speak to a doctor before beginning treatment with Cialis.
  • Cialis has shown to work more quickly than Viagra. Cialis can work in the range from fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Cialis is available as an as needed medication, whereas other erectile dysfunction medications are not.
  • Cialis has been proven to last longer than Viagra and studies have shown that it stays in the system for up to thirty-six hours. This means dosages don’t have to be pre-planned.
  • Cialis tablets should not be split because the tablets are not scored down the middle there is no way to evenly cut the tablet in half. This means an adequate dose may not be received, meaning the results will not be what were hoped for.

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