The Alarming Truth About Viagra aka “The Little Blue” Pill That Could…Kill
The Simplest Explanation Of How Viagra
Does and Does Not Work In The History Of Ever
There are two words that should never appear in the same sentence due to the cringe inducing fear that they cause men. Kill. Penis.
Unfortunately that is technically what Viagra does. That doesn’t make for a great ad campaign so you will never hear them say it but that is literally what happens. To understand this (you may wanna take some notes) lets break down…
How Your Erections Works
Blood is flowing in and out of your penis all the time. If you happen to be hard right now, (Dude…I know my writing is sexy buts thats kind of weird) it just isn’t flowing out.
This is because your brain controls the movements of your body through the release of chemicals that move blood to where your body needs it. Gotta take off running? Chemicals are released to move blood to your arms and legs and at the same time slows down the blood flow to your stomach.
It just so happens that there is a chemical family in your body called the PDEs. These 11 cousins are the messengers from the brain that stops the blood flow in a particular part of the body. PDE5 stops the blood flowing out of the penis.
How Viagra Works
Viagra kills PDE5. Thats pretty much it.
What some call ingenious, I call scary. When it was discovered what PDE5 did for a living and his home address…all Pfizer needed to find was a chemical that would selectively block PDE5 and nothing else. With the PDE5 blocked the blood flow did not leave the penis causing an erection.
Now that’s gangster!
Why There Are Side Effects
As cool as it may have seemed to be able to invent sildenafil citrate (aka Viagra) to block/kill poor PDE5, your body doesn’t take kindly to that kind of behavior. So there are going to be ramifications…
Turns out PED5’s closest cousin is PED6 and Viagra can take her out like an innocent bystander in a drive by. She handles the cone cells in the retina, so Viagra can have an effect on color vision. This side effect causes a bluish tint in your vision which is why airline pilots can’t use Viagra for 6 hours before take-off.
The possibility of heart attacks is one reason why Viagra is a prescription drug rather than an over-the-counter drug like aspirin. A doctor needs to understand your medical history and make sure that Viagra won’t cause a heart attack.
As a side effect in some men, Viagra opens up arteries in the brain’s lining and causes excess pressure.
That 4 Hour Erection
This is Viagra’s most famous side effect. That is what happens when you kill/block something that is supposed to naturally happen. The emergency room visit results in blood being drawn by needle from the penis. (Yes…needle and penis shouldn’t be in the same sentence either.)
The Bigger Problem
While scientist may think this is all fascinating, the problem is that it mask the real problems which could be very serious. Erectile Dysfunction can be caused by many things and Viagra doesn’t address any of them.
So while you are being opened up to side effects, the real problems like cardiovascular disease, low testosterone, oncoming diabetes and too much stress hangs around.
I call it the antacid effect. People take an antacid to relieve heartburn but the problem is you have so much of the wrong combination of food in your stomach that the acid is bubbling over into your heart. Taking an antacid relieves the pain but now you have less acid to digest the food.
The result is you have a pile of undigested food in your stomach but you feel good enough to eat more. Cure: drink a teaspoon of apple vinegar and stop eating. The acid from the vinegar and time will digest the food and cure the problem…not mask it.
What Should Happen
Nothing beats eating right, sleeping well and exercising to prevent most diseases including ED. Taking a liquid testosterone food like African Fly will help balance your hormones which can help a great deal in our imbalanced hormonal environment.
Then your body will start curing itself. Otherwise you can get your meds in and wait to see what other chemical in your body gets killed.
Tincture Vs. Pills
If you want to go deeper into why pills in general have issues then check out tis video.
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