The Bad Side Effects of Viagra
Viagra has been praised for helping many men with erectile dysfunction, but nobody ever really talks about the bad side effects of Viagra or the damage it can cause to your body. In some cases, the bad side effects can actually outweigh the good that Viagra can do. In addition, the label only tells you about the least dangerous and more common side effects, which can make it difficult to make an informed decision.
Common Side Effects of Viagra
Some of the most common side effects of Viagra include:
- Nasal congestion
- Urinary tract infection
- Abnormal vision – including color tinge, sensitive to light, blurred vision.
These side effects are the ones that you will find listed on the drug insert. But it is important to also keep in mind that these pills are mood killers that can potentially leave the male erect but unable to perform due to the discomfort of the side effects. In addition, the effects can last anywhere from an hour to seven hours.
Less Common Bad Effects of Viagra
Some of the less common but more serious bad effects of Viagra include:
- Respiratory infection
- Asthma in people who never showed signs before
- Face swelling
- Liver test become abnormal
- Unstable diabetes
- Sudden onset of diabetes
- Bone pain
- Joint pain
- Weak legs
- Loss of strength
- Back pain
- Vertigo – sensation of the room spinning
- Ejaculating too soon or not at all
- Conjunctivitis – swelling in and around the eyes
- Breast swelling – both men and women
- Abdominal pain
- Allergic reactions
- Accidental injury to the penis.
With these possible side effects, you would think that would be the worst of it, but there are still other, even more dangerous potential side effects of Viagra. These include:
- Rectal hemorrhaging
- High blood pressure and low blood pressure
- Blood clots
- Broken bones
- Tendon tares
- Profuse sweating
- Skin ulcers
- Loss of hearing
- Cardiac arrest – your heart stops beating
- Abnormal heart beat
- AV block – heart attack causing you to have surgery
- Lung bleeding, which can lead to death.
Viagra also heightens your chance of getting HIV, or other sexually transmitted diseases. Young men who take it recreationally also run the risk of needing it for the rest of their lives due to becoming addicted and then not being able to establish an erection without Viagra. The other problem that Viagra poses for younger men is that it lowers their sperm count and increases the chances of them dying from cardiac arrest.
These side effects were all discovered after Viagra was released to the public and, still, the drug has not been recalled. Therefore, it is important to remember that, if you have underlying health issues, you shouldn’t take Viagra because it can increase your health problems and potentially cause death. You should never mix Viagra with other drugs, whether the drugs are over the counter or prescribed, because the adverse reaction can be deadly.
Women and Viagra
Women who have taken to Viagra claim it gives them better orgasms, but they run the same risk as men but with a few extra. Women may experience sensitive breasts, swollen vaginas, and pain during sexual interaction and failure to reach orgasm when taking Viagra. No scientific tests have been completed regarding the effects the pill may have on a woman’s fertility, but it is believed to lower the chances of a healthy female to conceive.
Viagra comes in many different doses, the higher the dose, the more likely you will have trouble when you do take it. It is best to only use the amount prescribed and to never take more than stated. You should also not take it as a recreational drug. The bad side effects of Viagra are still being discovered every day, and unless you are truly in need and you and your doctor have discussed all the problems with it, you shouldn’t take it. There are many other erectile dysfunction drugs on the market that don’t cause as many side effects.