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Are The Meds You Take Harming Your Erections?

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There are a stunning variety of things that can cause or worsen erectile dysfunction (ED). Some are psychological. Others are diet or lifestyle choices.

Others still though, are medicines your doctor may have prescribed to you in order to treat other health conditions you may have.

Some of them are pretty well known and understood, but some of the things on this list might surprise you.

Read on, and if you see anything on this list that you’re currently taking, consult your doctor to see if there might be an alternative that might accomplish the same goal, but without the ED-related side-effects.

Blood Pressure Medications

This is the big one.

If you have high blood pressure, which is quite common among people with CAD (Coronary Artery Disease), then you’re almost certainly on some kind of blood pressure medication.

The problem with these medications is that they work perhaps a bit too well. As your blood pressure drops, it becomes correspondingly more difficult to get and maintain an erection.

If you had ED before you started taking blood pressure meds, they will almost certainly make matters worse.

If you didn’t have ED before, they can often cause the condition to develop. Fortunately there are (a few) alternatives you may be able to try.

Antidepressants

There are more than a dozen antidepressants that can cause or worsen erectile dysfunction.

This can be a tricky issue to resolve, because depression itself can cause the condition, and the drugs they give you for it can make it worse.

Talk to your doctor.

There may be an alternative you can try, but the best bet would be to find a way to treat your depression that doesn’t call for a prescription.

Of course, this is not always possible. In any case, don’t just stop taking your medication. Always seek the advice of a medical professional.

Antihistamines

Allergies are no fun.

They can make life pure misery.

Of course, an inability to have sex can also make your life pretty miserable, so again, this one is something of a two-edged sword.

Fortunately, there are lots of pretty effective ways to mitigate, or even eliminate allergy symptoms, so this may be something you can cure naturally and slowly wean yourself off of your allergy medicine.

Honey, from a local source near where you live, for instance, is a great way boost allergy immunity.

Note that honey does carry some health risks for young children, so again, this is not a decision you want to make on your own and without a consultation from your doctor.

Non-Steroidal, Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Pain killers like Naproxen and Indocin can often make ED worse.

These drugs will seldom actually cause the condition, but if you’ve already got it, you’ll notice a big difference when taking them.

Note that muscle relaxants like Flexeril and Norflex are also big contributors, but in these cases, they can actually cause erectile dysfunction in some men.

Antiarrythmics

If you take a drug called Disopyramide (also known as Norpace), it could make your ED worse, and can, in some cases, cause it.

Histamine H2 Receptor Antagonists

These are medicines like Tagamet, Axid, and Zantac.

If you take any of these for stomach or digestive issues, they could worsen your ED. These medications will seldom actually cause the condition, however.

Medications For the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Almost all of the major medications currently in use to treat Parkinson’s Disease, including Biperiden, Benztropine, Trihexyphenidyl, Procyclidine, Bromocriptine, Levodopa, and their generic equivalents can frequently cause erectile dysfunction.

There are few alternatives here, so in these cases, you may be forced to take ED medications to help offset the effects of these drugs on your sexual performance but again, always check with your doctor before making any decisions about that.

The pace of advancement in the medical industry is blinding, and there may be some new or emerging treatment options available.

Prostate Cancer Medications

If you take Flutamide, Eulexin, Leuprolide, or Lupron, you’re probably going to notice problems with your sexual performance. If you had ED before taking these, it will almost certainly worsen the condition.

Note that this is also true of chemotherapy drugs like Busulfan, Myleran, Cyclophosphamide, and Cytoxan.

These drugs are absolutely critical to your health, however, so it’s unlikely that you’ll have many options here, save for seeing if your doctor can recommend an ED medication in addition to these.

As you can see, the sad reality is that there are numerous drugs for serious medical conditions that either contribute to the worsening of ED, or that can cause it outright.

The good news is that there are, at least in many cases, alternatives your doctor can prescribe. In cases like these though, never make any changes to your prescriptions without first consulting with your doctor.

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Why ED Drugs Are NOT The Answer

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You’ve probably seen the commercials for Viagra, Cialis, and the other popular drugs used in the treatment of ED.

The big pharmaceutical companies are constantly bombarding you with ads, both on television and online, hyping the benefits of their latest class of “wonder drugs.”

They’re so popular that many people who don’t have even ED try to get their hands on some of the pills for occasional “recreational use.”

Have you ever wondered though, why pharmaceutical companies would target YOU in their ads?

After all, you can’t get these medicines without a prescription, so showing you an ad about these drugs seems counter intuitive.

But when you think about it, it starts making more sense…

The first time you start experiencing problems with your sexual performance, you’re almost certain to ask your doctor for one of the drugs you’ve seen on TV.

Then, of course, once you see that the “magic pill” works for you, you’re hooked.

They’ve got a new customer for life!

The real problem here, is that the big pharma companies have absolutely NO interest in curing you of erectile dysfunction.

They’d much rather see you hooked on their very expensive drug forever.

That’s guaranteed monthly revenue for them, but for you, it’s not really a cure, but a workaround and a financial drain.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that ED treatments are the only class of drug they do this with though.

Big Pharma is in the business of selling temporary fixes rather than permanent cures.

If they were genuinely interested in fixing your problem, they’d essentially be in the business of putting themselves out of business, and no for-profit company is going to do that.

The reality is that there ARE viable ways to treat erectile dysfunction.

Not just treat it, but utterly cure it. Permanently.

Of course, the big pharmaceuticals don’t want you to know about them, because if you did…

if you could find a natural way of curing your condition, then you wouldn’t need them anymore.

You’re a cash cow for them.

A living, breathing sponge that they can suck dollars out of until the day you die, and they’d just as soon keep you that way.

If you’re going to have any real hope of solving your sexual performance issues once and for all though, you’ve got to really understand the condition.

ED is kind of a “catch all” condition. It has a number of different possible causes, some mental, some physical, some lifestyle, and sometimes, it can even be caused by other medications you’re taking to treat other serious medical issues you might have.

This, of course, works well for Big Pharma. If they can get you taking one medicine, and it has a side effect that causes you to have to take a second, they just doubled their money, right?

Now, I know what you’re thinking.

The problem with this is that the same company might not make both drugs you’re taking.

That can happen, sure, but the reality is that there are only about half a dozen major pharmaceutical companies that make almost all of the most common drugs used by the modern medical establishment.

Is it really such a stretch to imagine a scenario in which they might do a bit of friendly cooperation? Everybody wins.

They all get richer, month after month and year after year at your expense, so really, that’s not quite right.

Everybody wins but you, but of course, they’ve got you convinced that you win too, because they’re disguising their treadmill as a “fix,” when really, it’s just a temporary workaround.

The good news is that there are people who have poured hundreds of hours into sifting through all the garbage and BS to ferret out real, effective, natural remedies that don’t just treat your symptoms and put you on a treadmill of a different sort, but actually cure your condition once and for all.

The big pharmaceutical companies are predictably none too amused by their attempts to find actual cures, and they have been known to issue cease and desist orders on occasion.

Most of the time though, they don’t have to resort to such tactics, because they know that most of their customers won’t believe that there’s an actual cure, and will go right on faithfully paying them money, month after month, even if they hear about a permanent cure online.

Why? Because advertising is a powerful mechanism.

They spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year convincing you that what they’re selling are cures.

If you hear the message enough times, you’ll believe them. If you believe them, you’ll comply. You’ll be a good little lamb and keep giving them money every month.

They don’t have to chain you to the treadmill, they know that more often than not, you’ll do it for them.

ED medications aren’t a cure.

At best, they’re a temporary workaround to a problem you can fix yourself, for good. At worst, they’re part of the problem. So don’t allow yourself to get sucked in.

You may also like to read several common mistakes you could be making to make ed get worse.

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