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Where's the Viagra for women?

 

Women's reproductive and sexual health has been secondary in the male-dominated world. Seven years after Viagra's approval, there's still nothing on the market for women ...

 

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Date : July 26, 2016

 

Women's reproductive and sexual health has been secondary in the male-dominated world. Seven years after Viagra's approval, there's still nothing on the market for women. Women are asking whether there is a Viagra-like solution for them or not? The answer is no-at least not yet. There are no prescription drugs approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration to treat female sexual dysfunction, but several over-the-counter supplements are available.

The advent of Viagra made it easier for men to speak up about their sexual problems and seeking treatment for it. Now women are increasingly doing the same. But talking about it and treating it are two different things.

In most cases, male sexual dysfunction usually is caused by physical problems. Viagra helps men achieve erections by opening blood vessels to the penis, which allows extra blood to distend the balloons that cause an erection. In women, the situation is much more complex. The most common problem is lack of desire, but difficulty becoming physically aroused, lack of orgasm or painful sex also can be issues. For women, sexual problems are more likely to stem from psychological rather than physiological issues.

Viagra has improved the love life of men, will it do the same for women? Viagra helps men achieve erections by opening blood vessels to the penis, which allows extra blood to distend the balloons that cause an erection. Women may not benefit from increased blood flow to the clitoris, but vaginal secretions that lubricate the vagina during lovemaking come from the blood, and increasing blood flow to the vagina should increase secretions and help women who feel pain during lovemaking because they do not lubricate adequately.

Can Viagra work for women?
Lets us discuss how Viagra can work for women. Viagra is a selective inhibitor or blocker of Cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate (cGMP) specific phosphodiesterase type 5. Viagra works on an enzyme that resides in the corpus cavernosum, the spongy cylinder in the penis and the clitoris that serves as the erectile body. The difference between the penis and the clitoris is that there is a reduced ability in the clitoris to develop what is termed a veno-occlusive function. In other words, the clitoris doesn't achieve the rigidity of the penis that turns into a structure with which to penetrate. Rather, it's a structure that becomes swollen and helps support the protrusion of the inner structure known as the glans. During sexual stimulation, nitric oxide is released which activates an enzyme called guanylate cyclase that acts to increase levels of cyclic GMP. The release of this enzyme causes the smooth muscles inside the spongy tissue to relax and allows blood to flow in. The end result is tumescence of the clitoris and increased vaginal blood flow. Interestingly, Viagra by itself has no effect on tissues isolated from the vagina and clitoris.

While Viagra-like drugs may help women who have difficulties with lubrication (blood flow to the female genitals increase lubrication), it is yet unknown whether these drugs can help women who are uninterested in sex altogether.

Testosterone patch for women
The products which are slated to hot the market aim to increase testosterone levels. Proctor & Gamble is all set to release this year a testosterone patch named "Intrinsa".The products will deliver testosterone through the skin and are aimed at women who have had their ovaries removed, causing them to go into menopause. However, testosterone cannot fix all causes of low libido in women, such as vaginal dryness or relationship problems.

Overall, an estimated 40 percent of women suffer from sexual dysfunction. But the majority of women have trouble developing desire for sex in the first place. This shows that treatment is challenging because much of women's sexuality takes place above the neck instead of below the waist. Women are different at the biochemical level and different in terms of their sexual function. So it is not necessary that pills which work for men, will also work for women. s Viagra For Women An Illusion? Only time will tell.

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