What is the safer alternative for viagra?

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Viagra should only be prescribed by a doctor after evaluating the cause of erectile dysfunction and all other risk factors.

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What you need to know:

  • Being unable to achieve an erection once in a while is not a cause of concern.
  • However, if it persists, it may be due to either a physical and/or a psychological issue.
  • It may be due to psychological issues like stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, performance anxiety among others.

Dr Flo,
What is the best medication for erectile dysfunction or the inability to maintain an erection? It seems sildenafil is highly dangerous to humans hence the many deaths reported. Is there any other medication?
M K


Dear M K,
Being unable to achieve an erection once in a while is not a cause of concern. However, if it persists, it may be due to either a physical and/or a psychological issue. It may be due to psychological issues like stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, performance anxiety among others. You may also have a physical problem affecting the quality of your erections such as reduced testosterone levels, heart disease, high cholesterol levels, blocked blood vessels (atherosclerosis), diabetes mellitus, hypertension, nerve problems, some hypertension medicine, sleep disorders, obesity, alcoholism, smoking or other drugs, injuries to the spinal cord or pelvic region or peyronie’s disease (formation of scar tissue in the penis).

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