Can a person be "cured" of Type 2 Diabetes? Dr. Sarah Hallberg provides compelling evidence that it can, and the solution is simpler than you might think.
Dr. Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at IU Health Arnett, a program she created. She is board certified in both obesity medicine and internal medicine and has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. She has recently created what is only the second non-surgical weight loss rotation in the country for medical students. Her program has consistently exceeded national benchmarks for weight loss, and has been highly successful in reversing diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Dr. Hallberg is also the co-author of www.fitteru.us, a blog about health and wellness.
B.S., Kinesiology & Exercise Science, Illinois State University, 1994
M.S., Kinesiology & Exercise Science, Illinois State University, 1996
M.D., Des Moines University, 2002
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Can somebody confirm who has used her advice and has lowered the blood sugar. I work for a UK based pharmaceutical giant and would need some confirmations before trying her advice. My current sugar is fasting 226 and PP 424. I am taking medications but it has become stagnant between 224 and 300 random.
I love this study! I believe in it, and I am helping my mom with this. Thank you for doing your job as a doctor, saving lives to live healthier. Yes, the big pharmaceutical companies are probably against these sorts of humane studies.
I am Eighty years old and in 1996 took myself into Hospital because I felt so ill, I was kept in, I was Diabetic with a Glucose level ‘off the scale’!!! Since 2002 I have been on Metformin and Glyclazide and I liked it, my Glucose was being very well controlled and Insulin, which I dreaded, was only being hinted at not prescribed. In June 2017 I went into Hospital because my worn out knees caused me to fall down, I refuse to have replacements at my age. While there they discovered my Kidneys function was down to 40% and took me off Metformin and Glyclazide and put me on Linaglyptin instead. Insulin here I come. However, with careful eating, I managed to just avoid using Insulin injections. Six months ago I decided to not knowingly eat Carbohydrates and adopt a One Meal a Day eating Regime and rigidly stick to it. LCHF eating, OMAD, became my life’s purpose. Three months ago I stopped taking Linaglyptin and Three days ago I saw the Diabetic Nurse for my HbA1c result and she told me I am NO LONGER DIABETIC. I am not foolish enough to think I can resume the eating habits of my early life, i gave up smoking 40 years ago and still fancy a cigarette, LCHF, OMAD, with mild exercise on my Treadmill is with me for the rest of my life, not too big a burden considering the alternative??
I was diagnosed 10/16 with type 2 and a fasting Blood Glucose of 306. it’s now 11/14 and my fasting blood sugar was 88 this morning. This was due to a 29 day Keto diet. I’ve done zero exercise so far because of a work injury that I’m healing from but I feel I’ve made great progress in such a short amount of time. My opinion is living a low carb or Keto lifestyle partnered with atleast 30 min per day of exercise a person should be able to reverse type 2 and live a normal and healthy life but it takes patience , persistence and motivation to change. I have no doubt in my mind if I was working out my BC would be perfectly normal. I honestly feel if I listened to how my nutritionist wanted me to do things I probably would still be having high glucose numbers
i work out and have lost 40 lbls, and my sugar is going higher! my meals daily are in morning oatmeal, no sugars, around 10 AM a piece of whole bread with some peanut butter on it, around 2 some spinach with cream of chicken poured on it and around 5 pm, a baked turkey patty and around 9 /10 pm another piece of whole wheat bread with peanut butter, i am depressed about this as the dr's are urging shots i think i woudl rather be dead than to live that way
Everything she is saying right on message!! Her message has more weight since she is a physician. Just Imagine if more people listen & acknowledge the underline truth lots of cookies & donuts store on a every street corner will be out of business, which they should, because in the name of humanity’s free will, folks all walks of life are dying slowly & prematurely due to obesity complications after years of daily poor choice of carbohydrates consumption
let them eat cake That’s what I though! When she said that we don’t need carbs to live I was so shocked! Yes we don’t need candy bars, soda, or chips to live, but we 100% need fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and beans to live! It’s crazy how she’s telling people to stay away from some of the healthiest foods on the planet that can reverse diabetes.
I wish she hadn’t said intake of carbohydrates is not essential .... ok by definition. Great, you will go on living but not without a toll on your kidneys and glucose is the preferred energy source for your brain. Intake of 20g per day should be considered bare minimum as stated by ASPEN for proper brain function. Okay don’t eat simple sugars like breads. Fantastic do NOT cut of vegetables!!! We do know we need all the colors!! Have a great day!! -registered dietitian.
There is no meaning in beating around the bush.
No medical science could so far make artificial blood.
Human bodies have different blood groups,
and as such, the insulin so produced in different blood groups got to be of different groups.
What i mean to say is this . The insulin is so complicated and as such no medical science can ever make original insulin .
The insulin so injected into human body is not original and as such our body donot accept it. THIS IS CALLED INSULIN RESISTANCE.
Sugar is a combination of glucose, fructose and galactose.
How can you say blood glucose is blood sugar ?
If so will you say sodium is called salt (Na Cl)
So also, hydrogen is not water (H2O).
Excess salt and excess sugar is drained out from body through urine .
There fore if urine sugar (excess blood sugar )is a disease,
YOU GOT TO CREATE ANOTHER DISEASE CALLED BLOOD SALT.
Your invention and treatment is so unscientific .
Why the type 2 diabetics is called insulin resistance?
You dont say type 1 as insulin resistance.
A Type 2 diabetic patient has already seen original insulin and as such the artificial insulin is not accepted by type 2 body .
MUCH respect to Dr. Sarah. The world would be a much better place with more M.D.s like her.
I do not take any medicines... NONE, since the 70's! Almost 50 years without ANY pharmaceutical drugs. In perfect health, BMI = 22, I basically live on 1 meal a day, only organic, NO processed food, about 50 years without any soft drinks.
If more people would understand how effective is intermittent fasting and longer fasts...
The BEST healing method fore ANY disease is actually the easiest and cheapest... FASTING!
Whoever is reading here check Dr. Jason Fung and Dr. Thomas Seyfried videos on YT.
Loved it up till the naturalistic fallacy kicked in. Such they put "chemicals" in. Such "it shouldn't come in a box".
All food is nothing but chemicals, and it doesn't matter WHERE the right chemicals came from.
Still totally endorsing this.
Just a proof of what I suspected long time ago, and this doctor clearly voiced it at 17:25 that they want us to be sick, so we have to pay for those expensive medications, treatments, doctors' fees, operations, etc. And they can pay there huge bills & have a lux life. It's all about money again. Sad.
This lady is dangerous spreading these lies! The diet is not sustainable as the consequences will unquestionably lead to cardiovascular disease. Nevermind the fact that the people who live the longest in the world eat carbohydrates!!!
Does this also work with Type 1 Diabetes? Because i can go 24 hours without eating and my blood sugar will go up between 300 to 500. I thought literally starving myself to death would make my blood sugars go low, but i guess not for Type 1. I guess why they say its the worse of the 2 types of diabetes. ✌️
diet disease eat write write rite right got it biggey small geez weez As an autistic person who sees a lot of misinformation about about autism, I wanted to write a short description of not only what autism is but what it is like to have it. This is based off of my own experiences as well as other autistic people I have talked to.
Autism is a different way the brain can be "wired". Some observations may lead an outside observer to think one way, but without the rest of the context it can be very misleading. People with autism take in more information from their surroundings. While doing some activity the neurotypical person (not autistic) may take some time to process said activity and some of their surroundings, an autistic person takes in everything around them that is going on while doing an activity. Take eating lunch in cafeteria for example; while sitting with their friends a neurotypical person will be eating food, talking with their friends, and listening to what they are saying while an autistic person will be doing the same while taking in every sound difference in their friends voice, eye movement, body language, and doing all of these things with anything they also see and hear. Because of that a delay in time to respond may occur as they are taking in and processing more information before they can respond.
A lot of autistic people also have Sensory Processing Disorder, which is a disorder that manifest itself in such a way that the individual with it processes their senses either more dramatically or less. Let’s use the cafeteria example again: the autistic may be hearing every noise and conversation at once in that room, and while the lights may be fine for some people, they may be so bright for an autistic person it is physically painful. This can get overwhelming as all of this stimulus can be too much.
Stimulus is any information gathered by any of your 7 primary senses: sight, touch, hearing, smell, taste, proprioceptive (sense of where you are in space and movement), and vestibular (sense of balance). While these are external stimuli, internal stimuli can affect an autistic person in the same way; internal stimulus being things such as stress or anxiety to name a few. It is important to let an autistic person know how they live and process information is normal and fine, there is nothing wrong with them. They are perfectly normal people, just with a nerotype that isn't typical.
Too much stimulus can cause a meltdown sometimes, or a shutdown. A shutdown is straightforward as they just shutdown like a computer and need to rebute away from all that stimulus. A meltdown is when the autistic person goes into a fight or flight response, where they will act accordingly as does anyone when their subconscious feels threatened. Keep in mind, too much stimulus is painful, and can be drastically so. You could say that a shutdown is when the fight or flight response goes so extreme they freeze. To combat all of this stimulus an autistic person needs to do one of two things, and may sometimes need help doing them: 1.) Remove the negative stimulus, say like going somewhere darker or quieter 2.) Stim. Stimming can be with any of the 7 primary senses as it replaces bad information, or stimulus, with good. This may be repeating some sound, rocking back or forth, touching some textured object, or hand flapping. These are just a tiny few examples of stimming.
Stimming is good stimulus, so an autistic person may stim sometimes just because it feels good to do so with no other reason or maybe to express themselves as is natural and feels good to them. Sometimes when an autistic person has too much negative stimulus they may become nonverbal, or in other words may not be able to talk or use their words. Sometimes they may still be able to make sounds, write, or communicate in some other alternative fashion. Some autistic people take in more stimulus than other autistic people, and can be prone to experiencing more meltdowns and being nonverbal. Nonverbal occurs when the mind and body has to divert resources to dealing with other tasks. An autistic person may normally not be nonverbal but become so during a meltdown or when overwhelmed. Sometimes instead of being nonverbal, there might be a stutter instead.
An autistic person has a certain amount of “spoons” they have for every day. Spoons are the resources (mentally, emotionally, physically) you can use to do some task. Some days you may have more spoons, and other days you may feel like you have none. Getting up out of bed cost spoons, dressing oneself cost spoons, brushing your teeth, showering, eating breakfast, going to work, going to class, anything you do cost some amount of spoons; with little resources of spoons available, you may only be able to accomplish only a few tasks, and that is perfectly okay. Sometimes a task can cost a lot of spoons, and sometimes the same task may cost more spoons than other times.
Sometimes looking at a person's face or communicating with someone can be difficult. Communication is like a dance, and can be very difficult to follow. There are 3 ways of communication: what is said, how it is said, and body language. A person's face goes through a lot of changes over a short period of time to reflect how they are feeling, and looking at a person while talking can take a lot of spoons at time. It can be very overwhelming to try to pick up on a lot of cues people have in any form of communication. A lot of times an autistic person may only focus on one form of communication, if any, to be able to communicate. Communication in of itself (talking, listening, changes in subject) yet alone looking at some, taking in all the noise, and light, among some many things happening at once can be too much. If things feel that way, that everything is overwhelming, it is okay to remove yourself from that situation or choose not to be there in the first place. There is nothing wrong in taking care of yourself.
Also ….the body language is very aggressive - actually combative - again, she presents in the manner of an angry child - just lacks credibility. The content of her message may be valid - in fact it probably is - especially the part about eating real food and avoiding or reducing carbs. However, when the person is speaking in childish, shrill tone of voice, making childish facial expressions and hammering her right arm up and down faster than a polish roofing installer --- we have a credibility problem.
Excess carb is never recommended. Like foods with high glycemic index is advised to be taken in moderation. So also refined food stuff. Vegetables are recommended because they produce a sense of satiety. No hunger feelings. No spike in blood glucose levels due to their fibre contents. Then there are drugs which reduce absorption of glucose. But will they affect the complications.
Problem with gluconeogenesis is loss of amino acids which are the building blocks of our body. We need carbs to spare the amino aminoacids.Or else we will loose our muscles and a catabolic state will supervene. Energy requirements needs to be met with carbs. They are more efficient than proteins and fats.
Hypercaloric meals must be the cause which causes neutrophilic infiltration of the gut. Inflammation of islet cells. Then circadian rhythm alteration increased light exposure. Craving for food is due to inflammation of hypothalamus. Diet cokes and junk food changes our oral skin and gut microbes which protects us. Pancreatic inflammation is followed by systemic inflammation which causes inflammation elsewhere like atherosclerosis.
This message to all mothers to stop giving sugary drinks, candies, too much of sugary pop. Eating any food or drinks made with cane sugar as a very young age is addictive. Just as a drug, smoking is addictive, so is sugar which ultimately leads to obesity (70% of White Americans are obese and 90% of Blacks are obese) at age 2, then by age 10 to type 2 diabetics. I have watched type 2 just collapse, hurt and bruised. Type 2 leads to extreme pain in the legs swelling and leads to both legs amputations and kidney failure. Why not start avoiding sugary food (cakes, pastries, cookies) early in life. Every mother and school teacher should teach all children the danger, a killer by drinking too much sugar. All addiction starts with the first candy, cigarette, marijuana, drug and, pills.
8 years of high blood sugar and bad diabetes advice from the Standard American medical community. Then I found wellness medicine and was introduced to the anti-inflammatory/low glycemic/organic whole foods eating lifestyle. One year later, my blood sugar A1c is now normal. In fact, my blood sugar daily readings became normal after only 1 week! Sending big raspberries out to the handful of MD's who told me I couldn't live without meds. ;-)
Is there any other doctors/dieticians here that are in Raleigh, North Carolina that would be willing to help me with this no carb lifestyle? I'm in pretty rough shape ATM, blood sugar and weight of of control and i could use some guidance before it's too late... TBH I don't think I have much longer the way it's going and idk what to do...
I had one of the most physically demanding jobs you could imagine. 8 hours a day all I did was push,pull,lift, and go up and down 20 feet of stairs. I did that plus went to the gym and lifted rigorously. I started to develop chest pains (which turned out to be the pectoral and shoulder muscles) and the doctors stuck me on propranolol for blood pressure. Propranolol mimics hypoglycemia when you haven't eaten much. One year on propranolol and they tricked me and said I'm type 2 diabetic and prescribed me metformin. I asked one doctor if I could reverse it with diet and exercise? He told me that, "If I didn't take it I was going to die." So when I saw my NP I asked her why she hadn't told me I was type 2 diabetic? She said that all my chart said is my h1ac was just under 7 at my last check...This is our medical industry....The same doctor who said I was diabetic also prescribed me hydrochlorothiazide...which raises blood sugar!!! Coincidence? 😢
My buddy suggested this “amazing fivu com” (Google it) for my weight and diabetic issues. This informative guide has shared me the optimal exercise as well as diet program to follow. I was able to reduce Thirty-five points from my blood sugar levels after a day on the diet program. After Four days, I lost 60 points from my blood glucose levels. That worked well, however, and that I felt great. I am happy that my blood sugar is a lot better now...
Dr Berg, Dr Fung, Thomas Delauer, Slim Land, Butter Bob, Cole Robinson, I could go on and on with more sources of info on YouTube and the internet.
Fasting, intermittent fasting, low carbs, cut out sugar, organic healthy whole foods. You can cure most health problems by changing your lifestyle.
For those that say it's not cured or in remission or things like that... well, then everybody is a diabetic in remssion not just diagnosed folks. The answer is clear, no carbs and it's not conspiratorial when the medicine industry agenda is brought up... 250 billion dollars per year, think about that massive amount of money. I was just watching that food pyramid from the 50's that said most of your diet should consist in bread lol. Thing is, the medicine industry is also very pompous in general and they would take a huge hit on their ego, especially academia. Fortunately, the internet is making it easier for doctors like Hallberg to go against the flow, and not just her, many doctors are finally catching up and speaking up against the 250 billion dollars per year machinery.
I love this. "Carbs are not an essential ingredient". No more strawberries, bananas, and vegetables. Bacon, oil and steaks 4ever. Thank you so much. Very inspirational. We need to educate the rural Asian, South American populations to eat more healthy.
Thanks for the Video! Forgive me for chiming in, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you considered - Patlarny Sugar Outcome Principle (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? It is a great one of a kind guide for reversing diabetes minus the headache. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my GF after many years got great success with it.
Great Video clip! Forgive me for the intrusion, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you ever tried - Patlarny Sugar Outcome Principle (do a google search)? It is a great one of a kind guide for reversing diabetes minus the headache. Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my cousin at very last got amazing success with it.
This is amazing! She is SPOT ON and the certified diabetes counselors are making money to teach people to eat carbs and how is that diet working? according to her numbers, it is making them worse. They are all in bed together, the government, pharmaceuticals, and Diabetes association, it is all based on keeping Diabetes type 2 going so they can make money. One thing she mentioned that blew me away was that the medication LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR which, in turn, causes one to crave more carbohydrates, which causes the disease to worsen, also increasing need for more medication, increasing $$$ going to the drug companies.
Nice Video clip! Apologies for chiming in, I would appreciate your opinion. Have you ever tried - Patlarny Sugar Outcome Principle (probably on Google)? It is a smashing one off guide for reversing diabetes minus the hard work. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my m8 after many years got astronomical success with it.
Excellent video content! Forgive me for butting in, I would appreciate your opinion. Have you considered - Patlarny Sugar Outcome Principle (google it)? It is an awesome exclusive guide for reversing diabetes minus the normal expense. Ive heard some incredible things about it and my cooworker at very last got amazing results with it.
Sounds like a Keto Diet ad. Tried it with no results. 2 years ago I was A!C prediabetic. Went on calorie restriction and lost 25 LBS. A!C fell to 5.6. Now I have only regained 7 of those 25 lost pounds and A!C back up to 6.2. Went on calorie restriction for a month - no weight loss. Switched to extreme low carb 10 carbs per day for 3 weeks till I was to weak to continue - no weight loss. Next, the Keto diet, 50 carbs per day, lots of healthy olive oil, avocados fats etc. No weight loss after a month. Then tried same Keto plus intermittent fasting 14hr off, 10 hours on. 4 weeks and no weight loss. Then back to calorie restriction combined with the fasting. 4 weeks, no wieght loss and A!C at 6.2. All of this was accompanied by exercise most days HIIT and aerobic work 30 mins per day. My normal diet is fruits, vegs, protien, reduced carbs, very few simple carbs. Now I am trying Fortmin for a couple months to try and reduce insulin. Been taking Berberine & tumeric too with no results.All this "science" is contradictory BS.
In many patients, it has been observed that keto diet has cured the cancer. Making cancer cell deprived of glucose and forcing them to do apoptosis. While human cells switch to beta oxidation (An alternative to generate ATP ).
I sent this video to a friend with diabetes 3 years ago. Didn't think about it for myself. I started getting sick and researched the internet for answers and found Dr. Berg. He explains the keto diet and I've been on it for over a year. I'm blessed that these doctors are now coming out with the truth. Yes I have an allergy to carbs.
My good friend proposed this “amazing fivu com” (Google it) for my weight and diabetic issues. I had been following a rigid fitness and diet plan. I was able to decrease Thirty-five points from my blood glucose levels right after a day on the diet system. Right after Four days, I lost Sixty points from my blood glucose levels. That worked well, having said that, and I felt great. I`m happy that my blood glucose is better now...
They are still teaching in High School that low carb or keto diets are fad diets....I had cancer and I started the low carb keto diet and within a week, my hair stopped falling out, it was falling out by the handfuls, my fibromyalia went away and I had more energy and my narcolepsy was pretty much gone, I lost 50 lbs in a few months without exercise. but you do have to watch you don't get too much protein . I ate a lot of pork rinds instead of high carb snacks. and veggies and meat and coconut oil , milk and flour, and replaced my rice with cauliflower, i put in my food processor, , everything changes on this diet , and because you get enough to eat its a diet i could stay with, believe me , me and food are in a relationship. But the right foods is the difference.
Ancel Keyes (K~Rations are named after him!) is the one who falsely represented his research findings to the AHA who then convinced the 180 member international nutrition council to create the food pyramid with Carbs being the biggest segment of it and fats (which btw our brain needs to thrive!) minimilized!
You cannot reverse your diabetes. You may be able to lower your blood sugar, but you will always have the disease, and will die early because of it. It is damaging your body, damaging your liver, and gives you increased cancer risk.
oh! someone is gonna get all of these vegans mad. LOL!! along with "nutrition specialists" and "exercise specialists" out there. LOL!!! I loved this video! followed keto, for more than a year now, and brought my weight down from 260 pounds to my current 185. :) I am also not pre-diabetic anymore too. My glucose tends to be below 95 throughout the day. :)
IDIOTS LOVE TO STAY ILL AND TO BE AFFRAID OF POSITIVE INFORMATION. LIKE YOU ARE TELLING THEM:"THERE IS A DOOR TO GET OUT OF THE PRISON" AND THEY ANSWER : " YOU ARE LYING- IT CANNOT BE ANY DOOR" . WELL...THAT'S WHY I CALL THEM IDIOTS.
Prednisone was utilized to treat my pneumonia, nonetheless, the medication also stimulated the increase of my blood glucose levels which resulted in diabetes. At that time, my A1C is 10.1, which is extremely high. Thankfully, I have read about this straightforward guide “amazing fivu com” (Google it). I have undergone a retesting 2 months later and the final result implies that (my A1C had decreased to 6.8 simply .3 above normal)..
Prednisone was applied to cure my pneumonia, nonetheless, the medication also stimulated the increase of my blood sugar levels that resulted in diabetes. At that time, my A1C is 10.1, that is high. I just read “amazing fivu com” (Google it) - which is basic and easy to comprehend. I`ve undergone a retesting Two months later and also the final result implies that (my A1C had decreased to 6.8 simply .3 above normal)..
Omg, at first I was shocked that TedX would ever put on this quack, when they have had so many whole food plant based vegan doctors on in recent years. And then I saw it. This was in 2015, and this is 2015 thinking, as is the generic use of the word, "carbs" If this was the answer, people wouldnt be reversing Type 2 diabetes on a wfpb diet. Science now - thankfully - tells us that fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are wonderful. Carbohydrates ONLY ARE A PROBLEM AFTER THE CELLS HAVE BEEN FULL TO BURST WITH....FATS. NOT plant fats, but saturated animal fats. . Quinoa, oatmeal, and some homemade and a few commercial breads, barley, millet and all the other single whole grains. Maybe dont eat too many bananas or dates and dried fruits - everyone is different in their fruit intake. But most have no issues.
Dr. Neal Barnard is the man. He will tell you the truth. He is not only an MD, but he founded and heads PCRM - Physicians Commitee for Responsible Medicine., which successfully sued, I believe it was the Egg Board for dishonest health informationin food labeling.
I am so glad this old thinking is on its way out. Other wfpb MDs to check out include, Dr T. Colin Campbell, DR, Essylsten, Dr. Garth Davis, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Dean Ornish, DR. Michael Greger, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Joel Kahn, Dr. Kim Williams, Dr, Milton Mills...and thousands of others.
I can attest to this. I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 23 and I actually reversed it with a no low carb diet. I only ate meats, eggs, cheese, and lettuce. I don’t recommend doing exactly what I did without checking with a doctor like this because I actually got blind spot migraines after about 4 or 5 months. Gl to whoever.
Insulin levels rise when you eat carbs and have lots of fast-acting fuel in your blood, but it causes hunger? This makes literally no sense. Now what's more probable, your body's regulatory system making no sense, or this talk? This is only working because people who have lived their whole life like slobs watch their macros for the first time in their life, and lose weight. I'd love to make a study where I reverse diabetes by having obese people go on a cocain diet. Would probably work.
Bodies are jacked up bc of the hormones in the animal carcasses eaten...the farm industry is jacked up in the usa.... If you have never seen what the health...its free on youtube...it explains in-depth
I easily lost 40 pounds doing this. went back to eating like a moron for a while and will resume doing this. despite my huge weight, the 2 year period of low carb lifestyle has my heart and veins and trigs and fats and liver in amazing shape - like a 30 year old and most 30 year olds are twice as bad as me for all levels. dropping the weight again and forever because i've tried every amazing food america has offered me now that i'm no longer a broke guy. the dream of a poor kid fulfilled - now, on to the next dream.
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.