Complications of ED Medications (and Why Penis Pumps are a Better Alternative)

Erectile Dysfunction has become a somewhat ubiquitous term in our everyday lives. We see commercials about it, know the slang terms for the medications that treat it (I’m looking at you, “little blue pill”), and even have stereotypes about who has it. We even have a handy acronym for it (ED, for the uninitiated). If you ask me, that means that ED has fully and officially penetrated the societal zeitgeist, and it is here to stay. So what’s the issue?

As with everything else we do here at Aeroflow Healthcare, we’re first and foremost concerned with the health of our patients: existing, potential, or otherwise. And along those lines, it means informing those patients about the health risks they may face when using medications like Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, etc. Let’s learn something, shall we?


ED Medication has been around for quite a while now, and as it has, scientists have learned much more about it, and what it can do. The way that these medications work is by essentially increasing blood flow, especially to the penile area. This, while certainly leading to erections, also causes painful headaches, body aches, muscle pains, gastrointestinal issues, and even congestion.

Perceptual Side Effects

The increase in blood flow, as caused by ED medications, can also cause some other strange side effects. Dizziness is a commonly reported symptom, and in rare cases, fainting (Note: if this happens to you, contact your doctor IMMEDIATELY). Other people have reported changes in vision, such as seeing everything in a slightly blue hue. Flushing, or the sudden onset of red, blotchy skin or even rashes, is also common. In conjunction with ED pills, flushing becomes more common with the consumption of alcohol or hot, spicy foods, as well as exposure to warm temperatures (all things that are no bueno for your trip to Cancun).

So what do I do?

It seems like ED medications have a lot of risks to go along with their benefits. So what can a man with ED do? Luckily, there’s a way to avoid those risks while still enjoying the benefits that those medications can bring. Penis Pumps use modern technological advances to allow erections and treat erectile dysfunction, without using chemicals or anything that can cause the nasty side effects described above. To qualify for insurance and find out if you can get your own Penis Pump, click here or call Toll Free at 1-888-345-1780.

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