What No One Tells You: The Risks & Side Effects Of ED Pills

Jan 7, 2020SoundWave Therapy

You have all seen the ads on TV. And if you’ve had any difficulty in the bedroom getting or maintaining an erection, you’ve possibly considered popping one of those little blue ED pills. Young men from their 20’s into their 70’s and beyond in the Syracuse area and across Upstate New York have been plagued with bedroom difficulties and it’s no surprise they’re turning to the “miracle cure” Viagra and Cialis for some extra assistance.

But before running to your doctor for a prescription that you think will change things in the bedroom, it’s important to get the facts and consider a few things – what are the potential risks and is there a better way to address the root cause of the erectile dysfunction issue you are experiencing? Let’s start at the beginning…

How Do Prescription Drugs Work?

Will prescription drugs offer a quick fix to an underlying impotence issue? Possibly. But why do they work? These pharmaceuticals increase nitric oxide in your blood. This allows the blood vessels in your body, especially in the penis, to widen and therefore increase blood flow. With more blood flow to the area, erections are more likely to occur and last for a period of time. But that is not a long-lasting solution. Once the drug is out of your system, the desired effects diminish.  In theory, this sounds good… right? But when you take a closer look at the side effects of these short-term drugs, you may be alarmed by what you find.

The Truth About the Little Blue Pill

Pharmaceutical companies flood the airwaves with tons of commercials every day saying that they can make your life better. The manufacturers of Sildenafil, also commercially known as Viagra, are no different. The little blue pill is the most popular pharmaceutical on the market for treating erectile dysfunction. When taken, they typically activate within half an hour with their effects lasting up to 4 hours. What Sildenafil does to the penis allows for erections hard enough for penetration, but what they don’t tell you is there are some long-term side effects of Viagra. Here’s what you should know about before popping those little blue ED pills…

  • Priapism or a long-lasting erection
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of vision
  • Back and muscle pain
  • Tingling or numbness in legs, feet, arms or hands
  • Light sensitivity
  • Headache
  • Flushes
  • Loss of hearing
  • Stomachache
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Light sensitivity
  • Stuffy nose with dry sinuses

These troubling Sildenafil side effects can be short- or long-term so it’s important to consider all your options to combat ED before making a decision and consulting your doctor.

*Sources https://www.viagra.com/learning/what-are-possible-side-effects and https://www.everydayhealth.com/mens-health/recreational-viagra-why-its-not-good-idea/

The Cialis Side Effects

Cialis, also known as Tadalafil, works similarly to Viagra in that it increases the nitric oxide levels in men helping them to get and maintain an erection. The effects of Cialis can actually last longer – in some cases up to 36 hours!

Sounds great… right? Wrong. The downside is, Cialis poses its own risk factors for men looking to optimize their bedroom performance. What they don’t tell you about taking these ED pills are the long-term side effects of Cialis that occur. These include…

  • Headache
  • Back and muscle pain
  • Dizziness
  • Upset stomach
  • Stuffy nose
  • Flushing
  • Decline in vision
  • Hearing loss
  • Ear ringing
  • Rash or itching
  • Breathing issues

*Source https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-77881/cialis-oral/details

By trying to solve your erectile dysfunction issues by simply taking ED pills you can actually be causing more problems than you are solving. We’ve heard it firsthand from patients. The side effects of Viagra and Cialis have absolutely compromised their quality of life, arguably more so than the original erectile dysfunction issue they were trying to find a solution for. It’s incredibly important to speak with your doctor to get all the facts before making decisions related to prescribing away your ED.

Who Should Avoid These ED Pills?

All medications have complications that can arise. Here in the Syracuse area, we want to make sure that every man is aware of the complications that can arise from their use and administration. If you have certain medical conditions you should steer clear of Sildenafil and Tadalafil altogether. This includes men with conditions such as…

  • Low blood pressure
  • Liver problems or disease
  • Nitrate drug usage (Ex. Nitroglycerin)
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Peyronie’s Disease
  • Leukemia

A Natural Solution To ED

If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction it’s important to understand why. We can help you address the root cause of your ED problem with a clinically proven, natural alternative. The main issue that causes ED is the lack of blood flow to the penis and once corrected, can make achieving erections on your own a new reality that occurs naturally without having to schedule your intimacy around taking ED pills. Instead of popping a pill for a quick fix, consider the natural alternative of GAINSWave® Therapy. Here at Syracuse Medical we successfully use GAINSWave® to treat erectile dysfunction. It’s a safe, all-natural solution that will get things working and have you in optimal shape to perform in the bedroom in no time. 

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