FDA Approves Female Version Of Viagra, Could It Help Overall Health?

 

FDA Approves Female Version Of Viagra, Could It Help Overall Health?

I am not going to state the obvious, okay I am. If a man were having libido problems, the medical community wouldn’t have taken fifteen years to find something to cure it. Finally, the FDA approved a female version of Viagra. It may be that it isn’t just the kids, the house, the housework, the lack of time, or the full-time job that is killing your $exual desire. Your lack of libido may not just be all in your head.

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Just last month the FDA approved flibanserin, which is a drug that’s sole purpose is to increase $exual desire in women. Until this point, women have been presumed to have a low $ex-drive as a natural function of stress and getting older. This drug, which has twice been rejected in the past over the worry of side effects of use, has gained more support with each clinical trial.

There are many who believe that the denial of this drug in the past has been predominantly based on $exism. Many women’s rights groups feel as if the side effects experienced in clinical trials are nothing serious enough to result in a down vote of the medication. After all, they wouldn’t deny a man an erectile drug because it may make him dizzy, feel nauseous, or have low blood pressure. Many drugs like Viagra can increase the likelihood of men having an erection that needs medical attention, or cause blindness, but the FDA has felt those are chances that a male should take because his libido is so important to who he is.

The new “little pink pill” is gaining strength after clinical trials of some 11,000 women have showed that not only does it increase their libido, but it may affect mood and have another substantial benefit for women’s health. It is no news that a healthy $ex life can increase longevity, support a healthy immune system, stave off chronic pain conditions and improve your overall quality of life. Those are all things that are worthy of the minuscule side effects witnessed in experimental participants.

The medical community has long ignored a condition called HSDD, or Hypoactive $exual Desire Disorder. It is a condition stemming from the loss of $ex drive that can bring about depression and other damaging emotional side effects. The makers of flibanserin, Sprout Pharmaceuticals, concluded that not only did the drug increase the libido in trial members, but it also made $exual experiences more satisfying, and it decreased the depression that is symptomatic of a decreased $ex drive in women.

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Although likened to Viagra, flibanserin works in a very different way. Viagra, and drugs like it, work by increasing the blood flow to a man’s genitals. The new female counterpart works by increasing hormones in the brain that are responsible for good feeling and libido. For most women, the lack of desire stems more from emotional issues than from any real physical ones. With hormones being at the heart of most female $exual issues, this drug works on the hormones that are responsible for $exual motivation.

Many advocacy grounds are outraged about the lag behind the release of a man’s erectile medication. After two failed trials they challenge why it has taken so long to get the approval from the FDA. The bias is apparent with over six different types of erectile drugs on the market for men, which translates into 26 choices. Women? They have only one choice and it has taken all these years to approve.

The psychological consequences of a low $ex drive can lead to depression and depression to a host of other health conditions. Women are told that losing their $ex drive is their fault. Many physicians, if they are in good health, tell them they just need to relax and that it is all in their head. They are right, it is all in their head, but $exual problems stem from some real physiological conditions,  hormones, so technically women have been misled for decades.

The good news is that the drug is now available for women to try. It isn’t a miracle pill that is going to take your screaming child away, or allow you to put your thoughts of laundry, errands, or overdue schedules at work at the wayside to enjoy a little $exy time. What it will do is improve your feelings of well-being. Stimulating those emotions you used to have before your over-scheduled day and your children squashed them. With not many harmful side effects to using, it is worth giving it a try. Don’t be dissuaded by the time it took to approve this drug, or that it failed two times, according to many experts there was no real basis for denial.

Author Bio: Daniel Mezherit, in home personal trainer and owner of the Fitness on The Go.

 
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