... patch? Can one be used in place of the other with the same affect?
I have been taking viagra on and off when needed for 5 years now. I am 57 and in good health, although I had a heart attack 4 years ago. The viagra enables me to maintain rigidity throughout. I sometimes soften otherwise, making intercourse impossible. I recently started with testosterone therapy since I was suddenly having trouble in my desire for sex and feeling weak. I was also having trouble having an orgasm. It has already started helping get my desire back and orgasm, but I still will use viagra to make sure I stay rigid.
In short, the answer to the question if one can be used in place of the other is NO. E.D. medicines make it possible for a man to complete sex. It "opens up the blood vessels, allowing for a more firm erection.
Low-T patches,gels or shots MAY increase desire for sex, but doesn't necessarily solve a man's Erectile Dysfunction. It might, or might not, depending on who is using it and how vocal they are about their success.
I would think it might be very frustrating to have the desire, but not the ability.
Speak with your doctor about which you are experiencing, or which you want help with. Be frank. That way he can match the dosage with your situation.
- Testosterone Information for Consumers
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