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Viagra Doesn't Work for Half of Those Who Have It Prescribed

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(BRITAIN) -- Doctors say Viagra isn't effective for half the men who take the drug.  Britain's Daily Mail reports many men who are prescribed the little blue pill have low levels of testosterone.  The drug alone does nothing to treat this.  In fact, Viagra works by enhancing the effects of nitric oxide.  This chemical doesn't function unless a person taking the pill already has high levels of testosterone.

"Viagra will only work if there are sufficient levels of testosterone. Often men with low testosterone levels won't feel like sex at all," says Dr. Geoffrey Hackett, a consultant urologist at Good Hope hospital in Birmingham, England and former chairman of the British Society for Sexual Medicine.  "They will get repeat prescriptions for Viagra in the hope that it will eventually work. Everybody thinks that Viagra is the panacea for all sexual problems; it's not," he adds.

Low levels of testosterone, which affect 40 percent of men over the age of 40, can be detected with a simple blood test.  Once the condition is confirmed, treatment can commence with testosterone pills, patches or gels.

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