Archive for April, 2010


Age and impotence

usually impotence is more common in the age range of 40-70 but impotence can strike at any time through your life, there’s many reasons why impotence can happen.

  • stress
  • unhealthy lifestyle
  • obesity
  • medical reasons
  • smoking

These are just a few to mention, but Viagra UK should be able to help most men who cannot perform from time to time.


Brits are living longer & longer

one in eight people who turn 50 this year will see the ripe old age of 100 according to a survey found yesterday.

That means the number of  Britain’s who live live to see 100 will soar past 300,000 by 2060

Analysts say the booming number of the very elderly is because of advances in medical treatments and a change in the attitudes and lifestyles of the over-50s.

A survey conducted by Saga found that 76 per cent of over-50s are giving themselves a better chance of reaching 100 by being healthier than they have ever been before

Forty-six per cent said they were taking more exercise, 19 per cent said they had climbed a mountain recently and 23 per cent said they had run at least a mile while in their 50s.

One in seven entrants in this weekend’s London Marathon is over 50.

Six in ten over-50s play brain-training computer games and one in eight men over 50 claim to have taken Viagra UK in the past five years.

Only 15 per cent of those of over 50 smoke cigarettes – compared to 40 per cent in the 1970s – and they are four times more likely to take health supplements.

They are six times more likely to be on a low-fat or low cholesterol diet, with 78 per cent saying they are eating a healthier diet.


how does viagra work ?

Viagra UK tablets contain the active ingredient sildenafil, which is a medicine used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (impotence).

An erection is produced via  signals from the nervous system and the release of chemical messengers within the tissues of the penis.

As sildenafil enhances the actions of the chemical messengers responsible for producing an erection, it will only work once these messengers are present. This means that sexual stimulation is required for it to produce and maintain an erection. The dose should be taken approximately one hour before you intend to have sex.


Study Explores Possibility of a Female Viagra

New research might be bringing science a bit closer to a female version of Viagra UK.

In a study that explored the underlying processes of female sexual arousal, British-based researchers say they have learned more about how new treatments might be developed to help women with sexual arousal disorder.

In tests on female lab animals, a team from the drug maker Pfizer found that electrical stimulation of the pelvic nerve increases blood flow to the genitalia. This effect was enhanced if the animals were given an experimental drug called UK-414,495, which is believed to block the breakdown of a chemical messenger that plays a crucial role in increasing blood flow during sexual arousal.

Blood flow to the vagina, labia and clitoris increases when a woman is sexually aroused. The increased blood flow causes the organs to swell and the vagina to relax, and also increases vaginal lubrication and genitalia sensitivity, according to background information in a news release about the study.

“Before this work, we knew surprisingly little about the processes that control all of these changes,” lead researcher Chris Wayman said in the news release. “Now [that] we are beginning to establish the pathways involved in sexual arousal, scientists may be able to find ways of helping women who would like to overcome FSAD [female sexual arousal disorder].”

Women with FSAD find arousal difficult and their genital organs don’t respond to sexual stimulation. The condition affects up to 40 percent of women of all ages, the study authors said.

“While the particular chemical compound studied in this research did not prove appropriate for further development, the implications of the research could lead to the development of a product in future,” Wayman said in the news release.


€1 million spent on Viagra-like drugs in HSE West

LIMERICK CITY and county has the highest public spend on Viagra UK and other erectile dysfunction drugs per head of population in the HSE West area.

Figures released by the HSE show that spending on erectile dysfunction drugs topped €1 million through the medical card system for the first time in 2008 in the HSE West area.

HSE West forum member Cllr Brian Meaney (Green) called on the HSE yesterday to reduce the monthly “allowance” on the drugs to public patients.

The figures show that the spend on erectile dysfunction drugs, including Viagra and Cialis, increased by 6 per cent in 2008 in the HSE West area, which stretches from Donegal to Limerick.

A sum of just over €1.021 million was spent on the drugs in 2008 – an increase of €63,771 on the €957,320 expenditure in 2007.

Public patients are restricted to purchasing four Viagra-type tablets per month by the HSE. Each prescription costs about €25, along with a dispensing fee to the chemist.

The figures show that most of the people receiving the drugs were in the 55-64 age category, accounting for 30 per cent or €306,584 of the spend in 2008.

In the breakdown provided, the figures show that those aged in the 65-74 age category accounted for 25 per cent or €258,205 of the spend, while those aged 45-54 accounted for 22 per cent or €226,750.

Viagra and Cialis are the market leaders, with Viagra being the most popular drug accounting for 57.4 per cent of the spend. Both drugs regularly feature on the HSE’s top 100 most commonly dispensed drugs.

The figures show that the spend on the erectile dysfunction drugs in Limerick represents 22.7 per cent of the total spend in the HSE West area despite having only 18 per cent of the region’s males aged over 24, according to 2006 Census figures.

Some 19.9 per cent of the spend on erectile dysfunction drugs was made in Co Galway; 14.8 per cent in Co Donegal; 11.5 per cent in Co Mayo; 10 per cent in Co Clare; 6.5 per cent in Sligo/Leitrim; and 6.2 per cent in Roscommon. An additional 8.4 per cent of overall spend went to the Limerick/East Tipperary area.

The public spend per head of the male population aged over 24 years of age in Limerick was €3.9 compared with €2.7 in Galway and Clare. The per capita spend was €3.1 in Roscommon; €2.8 in Mayo; €2.4 in Co Donegal; and €2.2 in Sligo/Leitrim.

Nationally, the spend on Cialis and Viagra, the two most popular drugs in 2008, increased by 6 per cent from €2.2 million to €2.4 million.

Yesterday, Cllr Meaney said: “Across the HSE West area, the service is facing significant cutbacks this year and I don’t see why patients receiving erectile dysfunction drugs should be immune from that, and a reduction of four tablets to three per month sounds reasonable. That could save the taxpayer €250,000 per annum in the HSE West area.”

The HSE has said that Viagra is also prescribed for the treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), adding that “it is not possible to quantify how much of the expenditure on medications on the information provided is for treating erectile dysfunction or Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension or other conditions”.


Viagra UK

Viagra was founded over ten years ago now and originally was used for studied for high blood pressure & angina.

It was later found after many studies and clinics trials that one of the side effect included getting an erection. This was then explored and Viagra was born.

Viagra UK is probably the most prescribed drug in the world for men.