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ED treatment before ViagraWhat would have people done before the existence of Viagra is a question for many. This medical condition is bothering men since ancient times around 2000 B.C. The physicians those days found their ways to cure impotency in men.

Natural treatments for erectile dysfunction

In olden days, they used natural and herbal treatments. People used ginger, herbs, some types of plants and truffles to get betterment in the condition. Apart from that, few parts of animals were also used for the therapy like goose tongue, testicle of a rooster and vulture lungs.

Even these days, some people +take these animal products to treat erectile dysfunction. There is so much demand for these and it is also the main reason for the extinction of animals like tigers and rhinoceros. They are hunted for their horns or some part of the body.

Mechanics for impotency

During the nineteenth century, mechanics came into existence. Technology was used to get immediate solution for the problem. They are commonly called as mechanical penis pump which is the base for today’s modern day pumps.

At the end of nineteenth century, some weird techniques have been used like poisons, radioactive tonics and electric shocks with high frequencies.

Treatments taken by man before Viagra

When the researchers found a new substance for erectile dysfunction treatment, it has been widely used by men. But the truth is that, most of these substances were very harmful as it contained toxic properties that would ultimately lead to cancer and anemia. However, these did not prevent men from using these substances to get treated for erectile dysfunction.

Another treatment that was much prevalent was the usage of radium. It was kept in a rectangle metal mesh and was hung along with penis. This therapy caused birth defects, testicle cancer and sterility in high numbers.

During the nineteenth and twentieth century, electrical therapy was used. The device was put inside urethra and rectum and triggered electrical charge. They believed that it would put penis back to life. The same principle was used in other treatment which involved electrical belts but it was allowed to work from outside.

These days, we use strychnine in rat poison but in olden days this ingredient was used to treat erectile dysfunction. A healthcare professional would prescribe this substance for a man. People suffered from various ill effects and sometimes it became fatal.

In the east, penis of the tiger and some parts of the animals are used as we mentioned earlier. In addition to that, ancient eastern medical treatments also involved drinking one’s own urine. Since it would contain very little amount of male hormones they believed it can be a cure for impotence. However, such small amounts of hormones are useless in reality.

Emergence of Viagra

They were not happy about the effects that caused in the body. The search for the medication continued until the emergence of Viagra. Taking Viagra has beenthe easiest treatment till date. It starts to work in the presence of sexual stimulation and men are able to maintain the erection until they reach an orgasm.

There are not much side effects that Viagra triggers in a man. In short, only now a man found the best treatment for impotency.

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