For Cialis Users: Priapism Info

This is important information for Cialis users. It is about a condition known as priapism. This is a much more serious situation than some minor Cialis side effects (i.e. dizziness, drowsiness, headaches, back pain, or stuffy nose).

What is Priapism?

It is a painful or harmful erection that lasts longer than four hours. This is a condition of course that usually is attributed to men who use an erectile dysfunction drug such as Cialis.

It should also be noted though that women can also experience priapism. The concept is the same in that the clitoris does not ever return to its flaccid state. However, since there is no such thing as “female Cialis” yet we are mostly concentrating on the male version of priapism. Therefore, you are going to learn more facts about this condition.

Causes

Nerve and/or cardiovascular and circulation problems is one main cause of it. It also could possibly be the result of a blood disease, or the result of certain spinal cord conditions. More recent research suggests that the cause of priapism could be linked to raised adenosine levels. This is a chemical compound that plays a role energy transfer. It is believed that during the process of getting an erection priapism takes place for this reason: blood vessel dilation and increase penile blood flow.

Priapism Treatment

Cialis users are warned that if they have a painful erection and/or an erection that lasts for longer than four hours to seek medical help immediately. A variety of treatments for priapism may be used. One option would be to give the patient an oral drug called pseudoephedrine. There also is ways to help stop the blood flow to the corpus cavernosum (erectile chambers) of the penis.

This is a process that is done very carefully by a trained urologist while the patient is under a local anesthetic. There are also other measures of treatment. One involves phenylephrine injections. This is another process that should be administered by a highly trained specialist such as an urologist.

One of a variety of surgical procedures may also be administered on the priapism patient. It depends upon the severity of the situation and if it is not corrected any other way. In any event, a man who suffers from priapism is usually advised to stop using Cialis. He must find another way to make his sex life enjoyable. These alternative erectile dysfunction treatment plans should be further discussed with a specialist or doctor.