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The Truth About Viagra

The Truth About Viagra -Supplementrant
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In 1989 two British Scientists Peter Dunn and Albert Wood created what would soon be considered the No.1 erectile dysfunction pill in the world by complete and total accident. They had originally set out to create a pill to treat high blood pressure and chest pain associated with coronary heart disease. It was then Dr. Nicholas Terrett that patented sildenafil citrate as a heart medication called Viagra.

In the early 1990s Pzfizer completed several trials to prove its use for heart disease relief, but those trial participants reported no improvement. What they did report though, was that they seemed to be having more erections in the course of one week of treatment.

In 1998 Pzifzer patents the blue pill in the United States and it takes the media by storm. More than 40,000 prescriptions were dispensed initially and the Washington Post bragged that the CIA was using it to help with diplomacy in Afghanistan as a creative bargaining tool in the face of Taliban insurgency.

So everything about Viagra sounds great and innovative? So far so good? Well it was not until 2000 that clinical statistics surfaced from that first year of Viagra use. One Dr. Sanjay Kaul presented research that claims 522 patients died during that first year Viagra hit the US. There seemed to be adverse cardiology affects, which was what the drug was supposed to prevent in the first place, ironically.

The Ugly Truth

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While the drug may be effective for some men, giving them the erections they so craved, there is definitely a high risk and many negative side effects for this quick fix blue pill. It could be argued that no drug on the market is completely flawless, but Viagra is far from it. When ingesting any pill that is meant to target one area of the body, it is important to remember that the same pill flows through all other systems first before reaching the target area. This is why there are side effects, what effect will the treatment for the one part of the body have on the rest of it?

Here are the main side effects of Viagra that patients often ignore or are unaware of:  
  • The dreaded blue tint. Viagra can affect the color of users’ vision. People taking Viagra refulgarly report perceiving colors much differently than they use to especially blue and green. They also report seeing everything with a tint of blue for several hours. It might be hard to get a long-lasting erection if everyone around you looks like they are next of kin to Papa Smurf.
  • You also might not be feeling so sexy when uncomfortable gastrointestinal ailments set in. The most common being indigestion and diarrhea. You may spend your night on the toilet instead of in the bedroom.
  • There is another problem for those consuming drugs meant to treat angina, for a completely different purpose. Nitroglycerin leads to an increase nitric oxide, and it aids with angina by opening up the arteries, which brings more oxygen to the heart. If one takes nitroglycerin for there heart problem because they are unaware that Viagra was originally designed to treat angina and Viagra mutually, the enlarged nitric oxide can lead to serious health consequences.
  • Headaches are one of the more minor but most common side effect associated with all erectile dysfunction medications. This is also the culprit of increased nitric oxide promoting blood flow. The sudden shift in flow can cause major headaches
  • Risk of heart attack. With Viagra there is always a risk of heart attack every time you pop that little blue pill.
  • Another side effect that may not seem problematic at first, but definitely will after four hours, is the never-ending erection. These erections are incredibly painful and will need immediate medical attention to remedy. Nothing hotter than sitting in the ER waiting room with a raging and painful boner for hours.
  • Toxicity potential for Viagra is high. If you accidently eat grapefruit while on taking Viagra Grapefruit products can hinder the breakdown of sildenafil, causing it to be absorbed in larger quantities that can reach toxic levels in the body.
  • Flushing in the face, neck, and chest is another more annoying and less deadly side effect of Viagra. The flushing will is another side effect from rapid change in blood flow.
  • Allergic Reactions are also common. Some may not know they are allergic until they try it and it is important to know the difference between side effects and a serious allergic reaction to the drug. Symptoms of a reaction include: rash, itching, unusual swelling, severe dizziness and trouble breathing.
  • Recreational abuse. Some younger men think it is wise to take Viagra recreationally and don’t really need it for physical reasons. They may end up with a drug dependency. That is, they may not be able to maintain an erection without resorting to Viagra. They will develop erectile dysfunction when not using the drug while adopting the same cardiovascular risks as users that are
The major signs to watch out for that indicate a life-threatening Viagra experience:
  • Change or loss of vision
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    Headaches

  • Ringing in ears or hearing loss
  • Chest pain or irregular heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness
  • Swelling in the hands, ankles, and feet

If you are looking to enhance your erections and get an extra boost in the bedroom there are a myriad of all natural ways and supplements that can boost your testosterone and erections. Living an all around healthier lifestyle is the first step to having complete sexual health and potency. Taking erectile dysfunction drugs when you do not need them in the first place is very dangerous to your already good sexual health. Viagra also is not a solution to not being attracted to your sexual partner or making sexual expereicnes necessarily more erotic. It will also not help you to orgasm, so, if you are maintaining erections but just unable to orgasm Viagra is also not for you. The bottom line with Viagra is that its risks far outweigh any benefits.

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