Male potency depends on many factors, one of which is alcohol. Alcohol can cause erectile dysfunction and even lead to impotence – the inability to complete sexual intercourse. Men need to know this, because erectile problems can lead to prolonged depression and infertility.
Alcoholism and impotence: what is the connection?
There is an opinion that alcohol in a small dose increases desire and prolongs sexual intercourse. This is partially true and has a medical justification: alcohol reduces the sensitivity of nerve endings, and therefore sex may last longer. At the same time, regular alcohol consumption leads to the opposite effect – libido, excitability and erection decrease, and later impotence develops.
A big problem is a beer. It contains alcohol in very small doses, but with regular use causes dependence. In addition, barley drinks contain female phytohormones (phytoestrogens), the action of which is opposite to testosterone, which is responsible for male sexual function. A man who constantly drinks beer, does not consider himself an alcoholic and often thinks that the reasons for the inability to perform sexual intercourse are different.
Another misconception is that alcohol taken in the evening sometimes stimulates a strong erection that occurs the next morning. This phenomenon is explained by the fact that by deactivating alcohol, the liver begins to actively develop substances that stimulate the release of testosterone into the blood. There is a spontaneous erection that convinces a man of his health and makes him delay the visit to the doctor. The result of this lifestyle often leads to sad consequences. Many men who take alcohol on a regular basis are impotent. Read more myths about alcohol...
Alcohol as a cause of erectile dysfunction
If you discover that your potency decreases, erection disappears during sexual intercourse, do not delay the visit to a specialist. First of all, you need to visit a urologist and therapist, consult a narcologist, neurologist, endocrinologist, psychologist and sex therapist. You should understand that alcoholism is not just a bad habit, but it can cause sexual impotence. The most common symptoms in this case are as follows:
- Alcohol does not cause a desire to have sex, on the contrary, the erection weakens or disappears completely;
- Sexual contact can be prolonged, but there is no ejaculation. The brightness of sensations decreases, unpleasant sensations and soreness may appear;
- Alcohol is able to change the composition of sperm. The number of spermatozoa with a defective structure increases, the activity of spermatozoa decreases, which can lead to a problem with conception. Often, alcohol is the cause of the birth of children with serious health problems;
- If you write off your sexual weakness for fatigue, great physical exertion or stress, but continue to consume alcohol, complete impotence will occur. A man does not want intimacy, he does not get an erection, and alcohol no longer causes an increase in desire.
It is important to remember that alcohol and drugs are the main causes of sexual weakness. In this case, to restore sexual function, you will need to completely stop taking alcohol, increase physical activity and start taking drugs that have a positive effect on the male body. The most popular and available drugs that restore natural erection are PDE-5 inhibitors – Viagra, Cialis and Levitra.
Viagra and alcohol
According to doctors, a man will not have any adverse effects after simultaneous intake of Viagra and alcohol. Of course, if alcohol consumed in a moderate amount. For example, a man with a weight of 80-85 kg, will not experience any health problems if he drinks 100 grams of any alcohol and one pill of Viagra. From the chemical point of view, the main component of the drug – Sildenafil – does not interact with alcohol. This conclusion even has scientific evidence.
On the other hand, excessive alcohol consumption can be detrimental to erection. And in some cases, it can cause impotence.
From a medical point of view, alcohol is compatible with Viagra, but there are a number of unpleasant nuances that you should pay attention to. First, the use of alcohol increases the load on the heart. Viagra acts the same way. As a result, we get just a frenzied contraction of the heart muscles. As a consequence, a person can develop headache and increased pressure. Redness of the face also be attributed to adverse effects of simultaneous administration of Viagra and alcohol.
Like other medications, Viagra has a number of side effects, and alcohol may aggravate them. These include: dizziness, muscle pain, upset stomach, and even diarrhea. Therefore, one should think carefully before combining these two products.
Cialis and alcohol
The main goal of taking Cialis is to increase erection. As well as Viagra, the main component of the drug does not interact with alcohol. But it is scientifically proven that excessive doses of alcohol can affect the action of the medicine. Cialis is recommended to be taken immediately before intercourse. The compatible dosage of alcohol: 100 gr. of vodka or cognac, a glass of beer or 200 grams of wine or champagne.
With excessive doses of alcohol, a man can suffer from a sharp drop in blood pressure. This happens due to the expansion of blood vessels, which the combination of Cialis and alcohol provokes. Alcohol can also increase a number of side effects of the drug. The action of Cialis is lasting – about 36 hours.
If a man has problems with blood pressure, he should not take the drug.
Levitra and alcohol
The main component of Levitra is Vardenafil. The studies on the compatibility of the drug and alcohol has not revealed any danger of interaction. Levitra expands the vessels. When you add a large dose of alcohol, you may experience dizziness, tachycardia and low blood pressure.
It is safe to combine the drug with 200 g. of vodka or a glass of beer. The instruction on the drug warns about the impossibility of combining the drug and alcohol. But clinical trials confirm the opposite. A small dose of alcohol is allowed.
What to do if…
Many men are wondering what to do if they drank alcohol and planned sex? Here are some tips that really work in this situation:
If you want to have sex any way, drink a glass of water. This adjustment of the body’s water balance will increase the amount of blood flowing to the genitals;
If you took a little alcohol and already doubt your abilities, try using Cialis tablets. Cialis is better compatible with alcohol than Viagra or Levitra. But the drug is only compatible with small doses of alcohol. It is used 20-30 minutes before the planned sex. Generic Cialis also copes with this task perfectly. The main thing is that the tablets contain the active substance Tadalafil. You should start with a small dose of 5 mg.
Alcohol-containing drinks can inspire you for new sexual achievements, but you should use such “support” very carefully. Remember, just one extra glass can lead to the opposite effect. When you take drugs for erectile dysfunction, think carefully before taking risks with alcohol.