Sexual Fitness for Men: The Hardness Factor (cont.)
If that doesn't work, then an actual penile implant can be inserted. They are very sophisticated right now and there are thousands and thousands of men who have had a terrific result with these implants.
So, basically I can say that 100% of men who really, really want an erection can achieve an erection.
Now, these medicines are extremely effective and extremely safe, however they are not treating the underlying comorbidity that is responsible for the problem. They are not lowering cholesterol, not lowering blood pressure effectively, not affecting testosterone levels and not treating depression. They are an effective band-aid but they are not treating any underlying problem.
I think it's extremely important for men who have erectile problems to appreciate that they can get help and that the medications are very effective and very safe. But they need to go to the doctor, at any age, so a program can be established -- a program of weight loss, control of blood pressure or smoke cessation in conjunction with these powerful and effective and safe medicines.
The example was if a man came to my office on Monday and said to me, "I've got to play basketball on Friday night with my teenage son and I would rather not kill myself on Friday, you know, do you have any suggestions?" I can't make him necessarily a better basketball player by Friday, but I could say to him, "Between now and Friday, let's start doing some stretching exercises, some running in place, you know, let's get a little bit more limber, let's avoid that six-pack of beer over the next four or five days."
We can actually start to get you functioning at a higher level over a very short period of time. For example, the supplements, they are going to start working right away.
If you're severely impaired you already are in the restoration business rather than in the maintenance or enhancement business. You're going to really have to go to the doctor and unfortunately you're going to need medications. But if you're otherwise just the typical American male who is not really taking good care of himself, we are very confident that even over a four- or five-day period you can see a noticeable change which will of course, only increase and be augmented over a period of six weeks. It's a tease but it's basically saying come on guys, let's start making some changes.
You want to start to use some of the antioxidants, the Pycnogenol, the arginine, the omega-3s. And niacin is a fantastic substance that raises your good cholesterol and lowers your bad cholesterol.
Have some green tea, probably the healthiest drink I know of. Start doing some of the exercises that we talked about, the cobra, the stuff that starts just exciting your muscles a little bit.
I think that with a little bit of the supplements, with a reduction in your calorie intake, with a better selection of foods, certainly if you're smoking, what an opportunity to stop because that's going to make the greatest impact. Also get some sleep -- sleep is as necessary as food and water but men just don't think that they need it. If you don't sleep, you're not going to perform or function cognitively or sexually in my opinion.