At $10 a pill, Viagra brings in over $2 billion a year. That’s more money than it costs to run both Fiji and the Bahamas for a year.
It’s a monster money-maker for Pfizer but they aren’t the only ones in on the action.
Eli Lilly is bringing in over $1.5 billion worldwide on their “weekend pill” called Cialis. Now Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline are seeing sales for Levitra grow past half a billion dollars each year.
Drug companies are hoping to ride the tidal wave for as long as they can. And why wouldn’t they? They’re making huge profits from men who are desperate for a solution.
But the truth is they’re just selling empty promises– because what these companies know (but most guys don’t) is that ED drugs eventually stop working.
They don’t give you your sex drive back…they just deliver a short-term fix that winds up making your performance problems worse than ever.
Top doctors are seeing the effects in their own offices every day.
One Harvard physician says many men are defeated when drugs like Viagra stop working and their sexual problems come back.
A University of Alabama doctor agrees. He says his patients are crushed by how quickly drugs like Viagra stop working.
And a practicing urologist in the UK says over 50 percent of men using ED drugs discover they’re not a long-term solution to their problems.
The 5 Million Man Myth
While it’s most common at age 75 and up, men can suffer from ED at any age. About 5 million men in the U.S. currently suffer from ED and that figure continues to rise.
Many of these men turn to ED drugs in desperation thinking they’ll fix the problem.
After all, plenty of studies show that these drugs do work. The catch is, they only work for a short time.
An associate clinical professor of urology at Harvard Medical School has seen the failure of these drugs in his own patients. His name is Dr. Abraham Morgentaler and he recently wrote a book called The Viagra Myth.
He says his patients don’t understand why the drugs stop working.
One of those patients is a 58-year-old man who has been struggling with erectile dysfunction for years and turned to Viagra for help. Let’s call him “Bill” to protect his privacy.
Bill took 100 grams of the drug regularly. And just like the ads promise, his sex life dramatically improved and he felt like a new man.
Bill also noticed some unexpected side effects like breathing problems and chest pain… but he paid them no mind. All that really mattered was that these drugs were doing their job and he was back to being a bedroom champ.
Then, just like that, the drugs stopped working — and everything went right back to the way it was before.
What happened to Bill is all too common-men everywhere find that their bodies naturally adapt to these drugs…and as they adapt, the improvements they experienced disappear.
Tackling ED a Different Way
Dr. Geoff Hackett is a consultant in sexual medicine at Good Hope Hospital in the UK and has been a well-respected physician for over 28 years.
In front of the British Society for Sexual Medicine, Dr. Hackett made his point about ED drugs very clear. He thinks everyone’s looking at ED the wrong way. They should be looking at it as a warning sign for arterial problems.
He continues to say that the drugs aren’t even treating the true problems of sexual dysfunction.
He believes low testosterone levels are responsible for ED, which helps explain why drugs don’t work for a lot of these guys.
“If low testosterone (“T”) is the problem then Viagra won’t be the answer,” he says.
Dr. Hackett believes many men have “low T” and that’s what leads to ED. More than one in five men with ED has low testosterone levels.
A better solution for these men is testosterone replacement therapy.
“It can change the lives of patients,” he says.
We’ve talked about testosterone therapy many times before and we agree with Dr. Hackett: research shows it can make a big difference to a man’s sexual and physical health.
If you’re experiencing performance problems, you may want to investigate this option further.
We put together a comprehensive report all about this and how testosterone can help combat Male Aging Syndrome (MAS).
To get that report, click here.
Wishing you good health,
Editorial Director, NHD “Health Watch”