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Viagra for women?

Viagra for women?

Is there an alternative to Viagra that is capable of providing effective results when it comes to increasing sexual desire in women?

About 43% of women suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction in women is characterized by a lack of desire, arousal, or orgasm.

Does Viagra work for women?

Viagra blocks an enzyme that acts as an inhibitor of blood flow.

In the mensThis causes an increase in blood flow to the genital areas, thus helping to treat erectile dysfunction or impotence. In the women, also promotes blood flow to the pelvic area.

Several studies have tried to find a relationship between arousal in women and increased blood flow to the pelvic area.

The data they have not been conclusive, as genital arousal does not necessarily produce sexual desire in women, as it normally happens in men. In women, sexual arousal can be influenced by both mental and emotional factors, as well as by biological factors.

Therefore, the use of Viagra or an alternative to Viagra can only be useful in those women who suffer from sexual dysfunction due to the side effects of other medications. In cases where sexual desire is inhibited or decreased by emotional or psychological factors, the female Viagra solution may not be applicable.

Viagra for women.

Currently pending approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a drug called flibanserin or female Viagra. Until now his approval had been rejected twice Because according to studies it caused more negative side effects than benefits.

The effect of flibanseride appears to be somewhat subjective. Results from clinical trials found that its use produced a menhancement of women's sexual arousal. Specifically, there is talk of an increase of 0.7 "events that satisfy sexually" per month. But the data also shows that the use of this drug increases the amount of dizziness and the risk of drowsiness in women taking the drug.

Also, flibanserin, if taken with birth control pills or alcohol, could increase the risk of breast cancer.

Alternatives available to Viagra.

Currently, pharmaceutical companies are trying to provide a Viagra-like treatment for women that would increase blood flow to the genitals in order to increase lubrication and relax the vaginal muscles. None of the options has been scientifically validated, and even have not been approved due to possible adverse effects on women's health.

Some products and treatments already available are:

  • Cream with amino acid L-arginine. L-arginine is used by athletes to increase muscle development, and in the case of women, this drug would claim to increase vaginal blood flow.
  • DHEA hormone. Using supplements of the male hormone dehydroepiandrosterone, produced by the adrenal gland and ovaries, is converted to testosterone and estrogen. The use of these supplements is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and breast cancer.
  • Testosterone patches. For women who have had their ovaries removed (oophorectomy) or uterus (hysterectomy), the use of testosterone patches improves their sexual health.

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