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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Viagra (Definition)

Treats erectile dysfunction (trouble having an erection). Helps a man have an erection or have a better erection with his penis during sex. Also treats pulmonary arterial hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) in both men and women.

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What is viagra?

What is viagra?

Erection medication: Viagra is a brand of medication to aid with erectile dysfunction. It inhibits the breakdown of a substance in the blood, to allow for prolonged filling of the penile blood vessels. ...Read more

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What are the concerns regarding use of viagra?

What are the concerns regarding use of viagra?

Priapism/cardiovasc.: Main concerns are priapism, which is n erection lasting >4hours. Needs to be treated promptly to avoid permanent erectile dysfunction. Of concern if subject has significant arteriosclerosis putting him at risk for stroke + stroke-like symptoms of loss of vision, hearing and severe headaches. Severe allergic can also occur after repeated usage. Fortunately severe side-effects or problems are rare. ...Read more

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Heart attack (Tip)

Heart attack

People may think viagra is safe after heart attacks, but if you use nitrites, you can't use viagra. ...See more

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Please describe the medication: viagra?

Please describe the medication: viagra?

Erectile dysfunction: Treats erectile dysfunction (trouble having an erection). Helps a man have an erection or have a better erection with his penis during sex. Also treats pulmonary arterial hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) in both men and women. ...Read more

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Angina and Chest Pain (Tip)

Angina and Chest Pain

Nitroglycerin for angina and viagra should not be taken together. ...See more

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Can one become dependent on the cialus/viagra type drugs being prescribed for temporary erectile disfunction.?

Can one become dependent on the cialus/viagra type drugs being prescribed for temporary erectile disfunction.?

No.: There is no evidence that taking erectile dysfunction medications like viagra and Cialis make you dependent on them to get natural erections. In fact, these medications are used in 'penile rehabilitation', where patients who lose their ability have erections after prostate surgery are given these medications on a scheduled basis to regain natural erectile function. ...Read more

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I m 24y boy. I m maaried boy I want use viagra. Its is safe for me please tell me.?

I m 24y boy. I m maaried boy I want use viagra. Its is safe for me please tell me.?

Safe but why?: You are 24 years old and should not be have ED problems at this age. If you are, then you need to have this evaluated by your family doctor or a urologist because you are too young to need this unless you have an underlying medical problem. ...Read more

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Sildenafil (Definition)

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