Why you Need to Stop Looking for a Viagra Alternative

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Erectile Dysfunction Plano, TX Since its inception, Viagra has been a boon for the pharmaceutical industry. This drug, as well as other PDE5 inhibitors, have changed the lives of millions of men and their partners. Erectile dysfunction is a topic that we discuss much more freely today. In response to this open conversation, numerous manufacturers have developed non-prescription products targeting men who want a boost in performance.

You may have heard the term “herbal Viagra.” You may have even considered purchasing an all-natural Viagra alternative for your use. Hopefully, you have not done this yet. We want to tell you why looking for an alternative to this, or other ED drugs could not only be frustrating, it could also be dangerous.

How Viagra Works

A PDE5 inhibitor like Viagra facilitates erectile function by allowing blood to more easily flow into the penis when a man becomes aroused. The drug does this by dilating blood vessels. It’s relatively simple in the mechanism. However, because the drug is ingested, its effects are not relegated to a singular part of the body. Dilation is dilation, which means circulation increases everywhere. This is why some men get a slight headache after taking an ED drug.

All Natural Doesn’t Mean All Better

We have this inclination to want to believe that an all-natural, drug-free product may be better. Maybe we will get the same outcome without all the nasty side effects, right? Sort of. Sometimes, herbal remedies cause fewer or less obvious side effects. At the same time, some studies have shown that these unregulated products may also contain “all-natural” ingredients you really don’t want in your body (sawdust? Why?). As it pertains to herbal Viagra, the dangers are even more severe.

Some herbal Viagra products contain the same base ingredient as the prescription drug. Great, right? No. The active ingredient in Viagra does not play well with certain medications. The drug also doesn’t play well in the body when certain health conditions are present. This is why doctors perform a thorough medical history and examination before suggesting Viagra or other PDE5 inhibitor medication.

If you want to manage erectile function and maintain your health at the same time, don’t take changes with an alternative. Call your Urologist in Plano at (972) 403-5425.

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