Diabetes and Viagra
You’re more at risk of developing ED if you have diabetes. ED can be caused by various physical factors linked to diabetes.
There is some good news though. Diabetics with ED can be successfully treated with Viagra or other PDE5 inhibitors. A clinical trial showed that close to 60% of diabetic participants with ED reported erection improvements when taking Sildenafil.
If you have diabetes and Viagra doesn’t help your erections then there are other options available, including non-oral alternatives such as injectables, creams and vacuum pumps.
High blood pressure and Viagra
ED is commonly associated with men who have high blood pressure. The hardening of blood vessels can prevent a good supply of blood from reaching the penis, in turn making erections difficult to achieve. Another aspect of hypertension and ED is that sildenafil can interact with some of the active ingredients found in some BP drugs.
Viagra can be used with caution by those with hypertension but the prescriber may wish to keep a check on blood pressure levels.
All side effects experienced when using sildenafil should be reported to your doctor. If you notice any side effects such as a change in blood pressure, or a rapid heart beat then you should seek medical attention.
Does Viagra raise blood pressure?
A change in blood pressure is an uncommon side effect linked to Viagra . If you notice symptoms of a change in blood pressure, speak to your prescriber.
Taking Viagra after age 70
Viagra can still be safely used if you’re over the age of 70. Your clinician may need to factor in the presence of any other health conditions but Sildenafil can still be an option.
It could be that you start on the 25mg dosage to see how your body reacts to the treatment. This is often the case for those with underlying kidney or liver problems, as these conditions can alter the rate at which Viagra is expelled from the body.
Cardiovascular complications, sometimes found in men over the age of 70, can mean that Viagra is not the most suitable form of ED treatment.
If you’re over the age of 70 and generally well, then Sildenafil can be considered as an option to help with erectile dysfunction.
Taking Viagra after prostate removal
It’s important to have a conversation with your doctor or specialist about regaining sexual function after surgery.
If oral medication does not work, there are other ED treatment options available to try.