|Submit Date:||19 Jan 2003|
|Treatment used:||levodopa, selegiline, testosterone, viagra|
|You can buy this remedy at:||your AMA doctor|
|Remedy will cost you:||unknown|
|Country of Remedy:||USA|
|Remedy Source:||"Ask the Doctor", 1-19-2003, newspaper column by Dr Peter Groff,|
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|# of times remedy read:||11,835|
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According to Dr. Peter Groff:
"Modern medical science has come up
with 4 drugs that improve sexual interest and/or ability:
1) Levodopa used in the tretment of Parkinson's disease, this medication
often improves sexual functioning in the elderly.
2) Selegiline. Useful in slowing the development of Parkinson' disease
this medication enhances sexual ability without side effects or harm.
Studies are being performed to test whether the drug may someday be
used to counteract the waning sexual interest and ability so prevalent
in the elderly.
3) Testosterone. Helpful only for men who have documented hormone
def9iciency, the drug has not been widely accepted because of the
possiblitity that it may increase the risk of prostrte cancer.
4) Viagra. This prescription medication has achieved worldwide
recognition as the superior treatment for erectile dysfunction. The
medicine stimulates certain muscles to trap blood in the penis, leading to
more satisfactory erections. Although ordinarly safe, it should not be
used by men who are taking nitroglycerine compunds for heart disorders.
The US Food and Drug Administration has concluded that no safe over-
the-counter aphrodisiac is worth the money to pay for it. Most are
harmless. But at least one, cantharidin, also called cantharis can be
lethel. Known under the soriquet of "Spanish Fly", this powder is
prepared by crushing and drying the "blister beetle," which is found in
Near East and Meditterrean countries. Even tiny amounts of this powder,
when ingested , may cause intense inflammation of the uniary tract, a
situation that can lead to genital stimulation. In order to relieve the
discomfort (by "scratching the itch"), some unfortunate victims engage in
extended sex. THe dosn't work. Toxicity, seen as kidney failure and
shock, usually appears in 24 hours"