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Viagra – How It Was Discovered

Viagra was discovered somewhat serendipitously. Viagra (Sildenafil) was a medication known to have a significant effect on clogged arteries. Viagra didn\'t work so well for all the clogged arteries, but men noticed it did help with the blood vessel disease of their penis. Pfizer won the sexual olympics and the first "anti-aging" medication was approved. [...]

Testosterone Replacement and Male Andropause

It is rare to find a man over 45 who does not have low Testosterone levels. However, the correct tests need to be ordered. And in case you were wondering, yes, men experience a kind of Male Menopause which is affectionately named Male Andropause. Testosterone isn't just for sex any more. Yes, it does increase [...]

Psychology of Sexuality for Men

Men are usually heartwrenchingly desirous to please their partner. One of the few human endeavors that fails to improve with concentration and determination is CREATING an erection. So we can forget Maxwell Gladwell\'s 10,000 hour rule for greatness when it comes to achieving and maintaining an erection. Viagra does make a normal erection firmer and [...]

Psychogenic Impotence

Masters and Johnson did important work on sexual dysfunction in the sixties. Unfortunately, their findings that most men with erectile dysfunction (ED) have a psychological problem set progress back a bit. Medicine is dynamic, not static. We are always learning which is only one of the things I love about practicing medicine. With much research [...]

Prostate Issues

My male patients often have higher Estrogen levels than my female patients.  Have you noticed that you are developing very small breasts?  Did you see the Seinfeld episode suggesting the need for a Male Bra?   For men, the prime of life is when your Testosterone levels are at their peak.  Testosterone, just like the other hormones, does [...]

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation (PE) affects a man's self esteem and his sense of sexuality and attractiveness. PE may even interfere with a man's willingness to enter into loving and intimate relations. Viagra has no effect on ejaculation. Ejaculation has more to do with nerves and muscular contractions. But Viagra can help by allowing the man to [...]

Penile Injections

If you have a penis, I can help you get an erection thanks to medical science. Penile injections have been in use for close to thirty years. Some of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction (ED) are hypertension, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, smoking, alcohol, nerve problems from Multiple Sclerosis or injuries, spinal cord injury, [...]

Other Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

There are vacuum devices which some men love, perhaps because they don't know about penile injections. There are penile implants which are often inserted at the same time as a prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate) which work fairly well. Two hollow chambers are placed within the paired cavities of the penis called the corpus [...]

Loss of Libido

If your Testosterone has been tested and interpreted correctly (using an equation which involves your Albumin, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin and Testosterone levels), a Testosterone deficiency is often found. Treatment with Testosterone usually helps a man regain his former desire. Viagra does not increase libido because it doesn't work on the part of your brain [...]

How to Take Viagra For Maximum Effectiveness

There is a rumor that Viagra will be off patent in December, 2011. We shall see. Men in their 20s are taking Viagra, FYI. Pfizer Pharmaceuticals hit the ball out of the park. But I digress. The usual dose is 100 mgs, some men do well with 50 mgs. Viagra is to be taken on [...]