MDiTV anchor Cathy Marshall shows why health news can be misleading. She offers a clear view of the recent research surrounding men, sex, and heart disease. Dr. Andre Araujo, the author of a recent study from the New England Research Institute, clears up any misunderstandings. Julie Jeske weighs in on possible implications and offers some advice and caution to couples who may try to put this research into practice.
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The class of drugs that Levitra, Viagra, Stendra, and Cialis belong to are called PDE5 inhibitors. They work by relaxing tight blood vessels, allowing more blood to surge into the penis and cause an erection, says Gregory Bales, M.D., an associate professor of urology at the University of Chicago.
The little pills do the trick for more than two-thirds of men with Viagra protects the heart (ED). They also work for guys who simply need them for a short time to get their “confidence back,” says Michael Eisenberg, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford University.