Viagra: The Wonder Drug For Peak Performance

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9780440234883: Viagra: The Wonder Drug For Peak Performance

Everything you need to know about the pill that is igniting the second sexual revolution!

The latest research on Viagra
Who should take Viagra--and who shouldn't
What to expect if you take Viagra
How to get optimal results

Viagra--the fastest-selling drug in America--is a medical breakthrough for the millions of men who have experienced diminished or complete loss of potency, or who are interested in enhancing the quality of their sex lives.  But does this amazing little blue pill live up to the expectations of America's male population?

With doctors writing up to 40,000 prescriptions a day and over 30 million men eager to understand what this oral treatment can do for them, Viagra has been in the media spotlight since the FDA approved the drug in March 1998.  In this comprehensive guide, noted urologist Dr. E. Douglas Whitehead and health writer Terry Malloy separate the facts from the myths and, using the most up-to-date medical information, answer the questions men, and their partners, ask most--to help readers decide if Viagra is the best choice for finding renewed sexual vigor.  Find out:

What is the 100mg solution...and is it safe?
Why the pill alone won't provide maximum results
How much you have to pay...and what insurance won't cover
What is "blue vision"...and other Viagra side effects
The truth about Viagra and women
Will Viagra prevent future potency problems?
...And more!

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About the Author:

E.  Douglas Whitehead, M.D., is a board certified urologist and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons with a longstanding special interest in male sexual dysfunction.  He has a private practice in New York City and is also associate clinical professor of urology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and associate attending urologist at Beth Israel Hospital, both in New York City.  He is the founder and director of the Association for Male Sexual Dysfunction in New York and co-editor of the monthly newsletter Sex over Forty, the Lippincott textbooks Current Operative Urology and Management of Impotence and Infertility,and the Lippincott-Raven textbook Atlas of Surgical Techniques in Urology.  He is also the author of more than one hundred articles and book chapters in the field of urology.  As an expert on men's sexual health, Dr.  Whitehead has lectured at many medical meetings, and has been interviewed extensively for newspaper and magazine articles.  He has also made numerous television and radio appearances.

Terry Malloy is a New York-based freelance writer who specializes in medical issues, particularly those relating to male sexuality.

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Introduction

If you're a man who's ever had a problem in bed, Viagra may seem like a miracle come true.

If your erections aren't as hard as they used to be, if they don't last as long as you want them to, or if you sometimes have difficulty getting an erection at all, Viagra may be the answer to your prayers.

If you have diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or have undergone prostate surgery and think that a loss of sexual function is something you just have to live with, Viagra may change your mind in a hurry.

If you're a woman whose husband or boyfriend can't always satisfy you, Viagra might well be the wonder pill that brings sexual fulfillment back into your lives.

Or if you're just someone who wants to know what all the excitement is about and whether your present or future sex life can be even better, Viagra has some wonderful news for you, too.

This little blue diamond-shaped pill from Pfizer is about to change all of our lives. For the generation that refuses to grow old, Viagra is the drug everyone has been waiting and praying for. The pill that promises a lifetime of great sex--for just about everyone.
It was the most dramatic introduction of a new drug in medical history. Overnight, everyone was talking about Viagra, the magic pill promising virile sex to every man--forever.

Despite the media frenzy, no one could get enough of it. Older men with long-term sexual problems, middle-aged men starting to slow down, younger men looking for something to boost their sexual performance, and women hoping to reignite their husbands, boyfriends, and even themselves, all were clamoring for this state-of-the-art love potion. Even the kids were asking what all the talk was about.

Until now, almost every man with an erection problem thought he was the only one. Or at least it felt that way.

Now, with the stunning entrance of Viagra, the pill for impotence, these men have suddenly discovered that there are at least 30 million others in America, and 140 million or more around the world, all dealing with the same condition. That's a lot of company.

Until now, impotence, or more correctly, erectile dysfunction (ED), was something no one wanted to discuss. It was a shameful, dark secret held by millions of men--and their partners.

Whether their erections were not as hard as they used to be, not as frequent, not as long-lasting, or even nonexistent, these men were all suffering from some degree of erectile dysfunction. In short, they were unable to obtain or maintain an erection sufficient to engage in satisfactory sexual intercourse with their partners.

And the really shocking fact is that only 5 to 10 percent actually asked their doctors for help, despite the fact that help was available.

Why? Because the vast majority of impotent men believed that their condition was a natural consequence of aging and they just had to learn to live with it. For others, the problem was a result of medical conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease, or a result of prostate surgery, and the loss of sexual function seemed inevitable.

Effective treatment was available for these men, but they and their partners just didn't know it. Or if they did, they were turned off by the menu of available therapies, which included injections or plungers into the penis; cumbersome vacuum devices resulting in an unstable erection that interrupted lovemaking; and costly, irreversible penile implants. So they never made a move to get help.

Now, with the coming of Viagra, this picture has dramatically changed. The second sexual revolution is upon us, and now it's perfectly acceptable to talk openly about erectile dysfunction. Whether your erections are too soft, too infrequent, don't last long enough, or never even show up, there is now an easy solution.

Unlike previous treatments, Viagra is easy to take, works naturally and is readily available. And while it may not work for every man, it has certainly changed the lives of millions of formerly impotent men and their partners. Viagra marks a significant difference in our lives. It lifts a tremendous burden from millions of men who were unble to perform sexually or were having serious problems with their erections or were living in fear of the day their sexual abilities would begin to fade.

From now on, it will be perfectly normal to go to your doctor, admit you have a problem and ask for help.

Yet, as doctors complain of cramped hands from writing so many prescriptions (some have even ordered rubber stamps), many questions still remain unanswered:
Will Viagra work for me?
How does it work, anyway?
Are there any dangerous side effects they aren't telling us about?
Will my erections be firmer? Longer lasting?
Will it improve my orgasms?
Will one dose give me more than one erection?
If it doesn't work the first time, could it still work later on?
Will it work if I'm not attracted to my wife anymore?
If I'm not having sexual problems, will it enhance my sexual pleasure and performance anyway?
Can I take it if I'm using other medication?
If I haven't had an erection for a long time, can it still give me one?
If my wife takes it, will it make sex better for her, too?
Men and their partners are filled with such questions, and this book will provide the answers. It will tell you everything you need to know about Viagra and explain how your body and your erections work--or don't work. We will examine the history of treatment for erectile dysfunction and the therapies developed prior to Viagra. We will see why Viagra is a groundbreaking medication, the first in a class of new drugs that will revolutionize medical treatment.

The minute Viagra was approved by the FDA, a media blitz began. The story was so hot that you couldn't get away from it. Viagra was on the cover of Time, Newsweek and Business Week. It made the front page of every newspaper and various aspects were reported on every television and radio news broadcast for weeks afterward. It was featured on television magazine shows and discussed on talk shows and Sunday morning political programs. The Internet was inundated with stories from men who had taken it and people who wanted to buy and sell it. Viagra was even endorsed by the Vatican, which said it would improve marital relations.

And the constant stream of reports from patients were nothing less than glowing. "It's a miracle," one announced. "I feel like I'm starting my life over," declared another. It all sounded too good to be true.

As a result, men rushed to their doctors demanding prescriptions. Men who had never admitted having a problem suddenly saw an easy solution. Men who were using other therapies were eager to try the pill. Wives and girlfriends who had suffered with their partners for many years urged their husbands and boyfriends to try this new wonder drug. And men who had no erectile problems hurried in, too, hoping that a dose of this new magic pill would make their sex lives even better.

But with everyone expecting a miracle, there were bound to be a few who were disappointed. Because of the stampede, people weren't that well informed about Viagra and some had to learn the hard way that it doesn't work for every man, and not every man can or should take it.

Not too long ago, everyone got their medical information from their doctors. You went to your physician, accepted whatever you were told and followed directions. That was pretty much it.

Today, things are quite different. In this age of managed care, most people spend only a few minutes with their doctors, hardly enough to get the full and accurate information they need.

But people are also far more proactive. They take responsibility for informing themselves about every aspect of their health, and do all they can to remain vigorous and youthful for as long as possible.

For the baby boomers, Viagra may seem like the fountain of youth. Men report, "I feel like I'm eighteen again," as their wives or girlfriends smile by their sides. "It's a great drug," agreed Elizabeth Dole, president of the American Red Cross, responding to reporters' questions at a news conference, when asked about her husband Bob Dole's statement a few days before, on the Larry King show, that he was in the Viagra drug trials. She, too, was smiling.

But Viagra is more than just a drug. Its widespread use and effectiveness will have vast consequences for our entire society. There is no doubt that it will change relationships and the very way we relate to one another.

The story of Viagra is just beginning and it's a fascinating one. As it unfolds, we are all watching, waiting to find out what happens next. It's as exciting as any science fiction movie--and the best part is that it's real.

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