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.

Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) tell me that “part of me is dead.” There is a saying: fear is the first time you cannot get it up, panic is the second time you cannot get it up the first time. A man feels responsibility to be a good lover. When he is unable to function the way he feels he should, his sense of masculinity suffers enormously. A man may see himself as no longer being a good provider. A man may not think a relationship with a new woman is not possible. How do you disclose this when dating, or married? Oh my!

I often say that out of bad comes good. There is help available in the various prescription medications for ED, Testosterone replacement, and penile injections.

Entered May 21, 2011 by Dr. Roberta Foss-Morgan