Why I am not taking Viagra for ED?

I have already discussed previously my reasons for not applying AndroGel or Axiron as a low-Testosterone therapy.  Now as any middle aged male experiencing low-T and loss of libido knows that there is some degree of erectile dysfunction as well.  There is always this temptation to simply get a prescription for Viagra, Cialis or Levitra, and generally speaking, if your situation is like mine, a few tests here and there, consultation with the doctor, and you are all set (I have no other conditions and I am otherwise in good health).

But, guys, the reason I am giving natural ways to bring my Testosterone level back is because each medication has side effects, and the risks of Viagra are widely discussed, though, it has not stopped people from taking it.  In fact, its use is growing and even people without ED are abusing it. 

So what can go wrong with Viagra?  A lot, actually.  According to Pfizer, the most common one is vision problems and someone who started using reading glasses just a few years ago, even the thought of further damage to my eyes scares the hell out of me.  In the worst case scenario, you could go blind suddenly but more likely you will have blurred vision or just have trouble focusing and might see things that don't exist.

In addition you might have headaches or facial flushing, which are tell-tale signs of using Viagra, so be prepared to be teased by friends and colleagues.  There are also reports of people losing their hearing.  Ouch!  And there are other warnings that you have probably memorized by heart without even trying because they are repeated on television non-stop, the whole thing about chest pains (you might be prescribed the so-called nitrates for this pain and the two chemicals hate each other), the fact that you should be healthy enough to have sex, and finally, if your wife wants to go to sleep after half an hour and you want to go for more than four hours, call your urologist.  I am in no way declaring a lifelong ban on Viagra, but till the moment comes that I have to choose between sex and vision/hearing, I am sticking to zinc supplements, multi vitamins, and avocados.

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