For years, Viagra and Cialis has been the most well-known quick fix for men (ages 20-70+) having issues maintaining an erection or experiencing difficulty in the bedroom. However, before you become too eager to pop the little blue magic pill, it is important to get more educated and consider a few things such as the potential risks involved and understand the root causes first.

Today we will be discussing all of that today, as well as a better and safer alternative solution to help you gain back the confidence from your better years.

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Erectile dysfunction pills

Prescribed drugs such as Viagra and Cialis can usually provide a fast but temporary solution for erectile dysfunction (ED), but how does it really work? Pills such as these help increase the nitric oxide in your blood which allows the blood vessels in your penis to widen and increase blood flow. This allows you to create and maintain erections for longer periods of time. The effects of the drug will fade once the drug has been cleansed from your system. Although in theory this works perfectly, it is important not to ignore the alarming side effects associated with these short-term fixes.

The hidden risks behind erectile dysfunction drugs

When it comes to treating ED, Viagra has been hands down the most popular pharmaceutical on the market. Typically, the pill is activated within half an hour of consumption and can have lasting effects up to 4 hours.

Although Viagra allows for easier erections, there are some major short-term and/or long-term side effects you should be warned of before taking including:

  • Tingling/numbness in hands, arms, feet, or legs
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Long-lasting erection (Priapism)
  • Loss of vision
  • Loss of hearing
  • Back/Muscle pain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Flushes

Because the side effects of pills such as Viagra and Cialis can affect your quality of life, we at Healthy-Aging Medical Centers highly recommend consulting with your doctor before taking erectile dysfunction drugs.

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Who should not take erectile dysfunction medications?

Anyone interested in taking medications like Viagra and Cialis should be aware of the potential complications that may occur from usage.

However, people with certain health conditions should avoid these types of drugs altogether, such as:

  • stroke
  • heart attack
  • high blood pressure
  • low blood pressure
  • liver problems
  • leukemia
  • Peyronie’s Disease (PD)

Understanding the root cause of ED – Consider GainsWave

If you have been having issues getting or maintaining an erection in the bedroom, understanding the underlying causes can help lead you towards the right solution. For many, the main issue is due to the lack of blood flow to the penis. Instead of resorting to the well-known blue pill for your quick but temporary fix, consider GainsWave. GainsWave therapy is a revolutionary drug-free and surgery-free solution to treat ED and Peyronie’s Disease by utilizing pulsed acoustical waves to improve erections as well as overall sexual function and performance without having to deal with alarming side effects that come with taking ED drugs.

Our certified staff at Healthy Aging Medical Centers of New Jersey will review your symptoms and recommend the right treatment plan for you, based on your needs. These non-invasive treatments typically take about 15-20 minutes with little to no side effects and no downtime. Men are usually able to enjoy the full benefits after 6-12 treatments, although many report immediate improvements within the first few treatments and benefits can last up to 2 years.

Request a GainsWave consultation with Healthy-Aging Medical Centers today to learn more about how we can help you!

These issues you have been dealing with whether it has been years or more recently may have impacted your performance in the bedroom and quality of life. Fortunately, there are solutions available to help you. Sure, there are quick and convenient erectile dysfunction fixes like Viagra and other ED medications you can take to get the job done, but this option often comes with several short-term to long-term side effects that may result in worse conditions than you started with. However, seeking a non-invasive and safer solution with no downtime required like GainsWave may not only provide you the solution you’ve been looking for, it comes with little-to-no side effects and has lasting benefits you can enjoy for years at a time. Make sure you visit Healthy-Aging Medical Centers to learn more about our wide range of anti-aging services that we offer and find out more information on how we can help you today!