Crazy “treatments” for erectile dysfunction
Nicknamed “Erection Wine,” this rice-based wine contains brown and black sugar, chestnuts and 15 or so fruits and roots. It’s one of many Asian so-called “aphrodisiacs” that’s not angering PETA. But while dog meat, rhino horn and tiger bone are believed by some to treat erectile dysfunction, they’re hardly as innocent as a few sips of the 13% alcohol that makes up “Erection Wine,” so go ahead and try some if you. or someone you know, brought some home from the Olympics!
A legitimate way to treat erectile dysfunction
If you have erectile dysfunction and are seeking a legitimate and cruelty-free way to treat it, make an appointment with your doctor to discuss Viagra.
Viagra is the top-selling erectile dysfunction drug and works for more than 80% of men. It’s available by prescription to help ensure that it’s safe and effective.
Viagra side effects and warnings
Some men experience side effects, including flushing, muscle or back pain, upset stomach, runny or stuffy nose, headache or dizziness, and abnormal vision. But most men report that these issues are so minor that they can continue taking the Viagra.
Certain medications can interact with Viagra, so you’ll need to discuss anything you’re currently taking with your doctor. Nitrate drugs are especially of concern when taking Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs, as they can cause a sudden and dangerous drop in blood pressure. Other drugs, such as alpha blockers, blood thinners, antifungals, high blood pressure medications and beta-blockers, can also be a concern.
To be safe, tell your health provider about any drugs you take: prescription, nonprescription, recreational, illegal and dietary. Even herbal drugs, such as St. John’s Wart, should be noted.
Although talking to your doctor about erectile dysfunction might feel uncomfortable, in most cases, Viagra will be all you need to engage in sex again.