Erectile dysfunction is such a widespread condition and yet still suffers an enormous stigma. While the stigma remains it’s hard to ask for advice on how to deal with something so personal. Many fear being judged when in reality there’s nothing to judge! Bodies are weird, sometimes things don’t work exactly the way we were taught in high school biology and penises are no exception! So what can you do about it? There is a lot you can do!
There are numerous medications marketed towards people with erectile dysfunction but I think we all know there is only one household name. Viagra! That little blue pill is a pop culture phenomenon having featured in movies, television series and other multi-media. But what you may not know is that Viagra is not the be-all and end-all. There are other pills that do the exact same thing! The active ingredient in Viagra and other generic variants does the same thing according to Manual.co’s research. This is true for many other types of medications as well. The active ingredient is the important one and most generics differ only in very small ways, so small they are mostly irrelevant. Except for cost: that is certainly not irrelevant and generics are much cheaper than name brands such as Viagra. Finding a solution for this doesn’t have to cost you a small fortune.
There are many alternatives to pharmaceutical medicines. While many may consider it may seem like the healthier route, you should exercise more caution with natural remedies than anything else. Herbs and other natural products often do not fall under any jurisdiction and as such are not subject to regulation by any organizations. This means that what they say is in the bottle may not actually be in the bottle. That is a worst-case scenario though, sometimes the dosages mentioned may not be ideal, or perhaps there are side effects that are unknown. There isn’t sufficient scientific evidence to prove that these things work and many companies selling these natural products rely on anecdotal evidence: “It worked for Jim in California” for example. Still, it doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. Just make sure that you have done your research and that you are prepared in the event of serious side effects. If something does go awry, you have to be honest with your doctor about what you have taken, when you took it, and why. However, there are also certain foods that are claimed to enhance your performance, which would be worth considering; even if they only aid a healthier diet.
With so much misinformation out there about the condition and body, it’s easy to make impulsive decisions to try and feel better about yourself. The truth is that every single person is different biologically. What works for one may not work for another, so before you rush out to get treated after a single incident makes sure you understand what is happening. Sometimes it’s more connected to a situation and emotional matters than anything physical. Choose wisely and take care of yourself!