All You Need to Know About Female Viagra

10 Jun
2019
By Amelia Smith

Female sexual dysfunction is very common in women of all ages, more so in menopausal women. The female Viagra, also known as fibanserin is suitable for premenopausal women who have low interest in sex.

This condition is known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). The pill is being hailed as a big breakthrough in the sexual health of women.

Viagra for men and women

Viagra blocks an enzyme that inhibits the flow of blood. In men, this causes the penile tissues to swell. Blood flow to the genital areas increases and this helps to treat erectile dysfunction in men. The same enzyme that affects male sexual dysfunction also has an influence on the pelvic blood flow in women. Female Viagra is also helpful for women to treat sexual dysfunction due to the side effects of other medicines.

Factors affecting women sexual health

Research has shown that almost 43% of women suffer from some kind or the other of sexual dysfunction. The symptoms are a lack of sexual desire or orgasm. Low sex drive is the most common complaint in women suffering from sexual dysfunction.

Some factors that have an adverse effect on the sexual health of women include:

  • Relationship concerns
  • Family issues
  • Illness
  • Childcare responsibilities
  • Financial worries
  • Physical or emotional abuse
  • Depression
  • Fatigue

Some physical ailments that can have an impact on the sexual dysfunction in women are:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Cancer
  • Neurological diseases
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Autoimmune disorders such as lupus

There are three things that are important for an improved sex life for women: mental health, relationships, and physical health. Women, suffering from mood disorders, anxiety and depression, suffer from a low sex drive. A woman who never exercises or feels unattractive can feel less interest in sex. A woman suffering from conditions such as diabetes or any other kind of chronic illness can also suffer from low sex drive. The next factor, relationships can also have an impact on a woman’s sexual health. At the beginning of a new relationship, the lust of a woman is equal to that of a man but after a year or two, the desire in women begins to decline. To treat female sexual health, these issues also must be addressed.

Women who suffer from low sex drive can now bank on the pink pill. The female Viagra is the first FDA-approved pill to treat sexual dysfunction in women. As per some studies, women who took the drug experienced an almost 37% increase in their sexual desire.

Difference between male and female Viagra

One difference is that men take Viagra before a sexual encounter. Women, on the other hand, need to pop the pill every night. Viagra for men treats erectile dysfunction, which is a physical problem. The pill for women, on the other hand, works on the central nervous system. Viagra works on the neurotransmitters in the brain and is thought to be in the antidepressant category of pills.

One of the drawbacks is that women who are taking the female Viagra cannot take alcohol due to some adverse reaction between the two. The mixing of the two can be pretty serious and can cause fainting and a dip in blood pressure levels. Also, Viagra cannot be given to women with some conditions such as high blood pressure. This can have a dangerous effect on her body.

It can take up to four to eight weeks for a woman to start seeing the effects of the drug on her body. Some common side effects of the female Viagra can include nausea, dizziness, insomnia, fatigue and dry mouth. If you experience any other problem after taking Viagra, consult your doctor immediately.

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Amelia Smith

Nutritionist, herbalist, health and medicine writer and yoga enthusiast, Amelia Smith, is a professional in the health, nutrition and diet industry.

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