Over-the-counter ED Supplements Are Dangerous, Says The Carolina Men's Clinic Director Matt Gillogly
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Carolina Men's Clinic (http://thecarolinamensclinic.com/) and its sister property The Raleigh Clinic For Men (http://www.theraleighclinicformen.com/), new patients receive safe, FDA-approved treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) that is effective about 92% of the time. On the other hand, many men still look for "short cuts" to avoid the perceived embarrassment of talking with a medical professional about what is, after all, a medical problem. The trouble is that some of those short cuts are downright dangerous, with possible long-term consequences to health and wellbeing.
"Too many guys try to fix their ED the wrong way, and only after lots of failure do they summon the courage to see a licensed physician," says Matt Gillogly, director of the Carolina Men's Clinic, "when in fact a doctor is the first and only person you should ever consult with about this problem. About half of all men over age 45 will experience ED at some point. Therefore, it's not a question of if, but when. I want to encourage all men to do the right thing – say no to dangerous OTC products, and come talk to our professionally licensed and courteous medical staff instead."
For many men, the allure of these OTC solutions is their privacy; they can be ordered online or purchased at the corner gas station. Some have even found their way into drugstores on the same shelves as legitimate, safe products. Combine that market penetration with a cheap price point, and the demand for these dangerous products is substantial.
The problem with OTC supplements for ED is that it's impossible to be certain what is actually in them. Several of the companies that sell these compounds have been targeted by the FDA for illegal practices, such as putting prescription-only drugs in products labeled "all natural" or similarly safe-sounding adjectives. The FDA has even published warnings against using specific OTC products.
With the shadiest of so-called "herbal Viagra" products, the manufacturing process often happens outside of the country, where regulations are sketchy or nonexistent. Printed ingredient lists are either partially or entirely wrong, and consistency from batch to batch is poor. Without knowing what and how much of particular ingredients are in an OTC supplement, it's impossible to predict potentially harmful drug interactions.
Testing has revealed that some OTC sexual enhancement supplements contain things no sensible man would want in his body, including heavy metals, pesticides, printer ink and commercial paint. These and other ingredients can have short- and long-term consequences on human health. Whereas the Carolina Men's Clinic and The Raleigh Clinic For Men work to rebuild intimacy in relationships, "herbal Viagra" and similar OTC products have an equal chance of sabotaging intimacy.
Lamar Odom's brush with death may provide a case study in why OTC sexual enhancers should always be avoided. While the full circumstances of his medical emergency have not been revealed, the sheriff's department did report that the former NBA star took about 10 herbal supplements before being found unconscious and unresponsive.
Both the Carolina Men's Clinic and The Raleigh Clinic For Men employ state-licensed doctors and medical staff who mix individualized formulas to solve the most common sexual performance problems. Only FDA-approved and tested drugs are used in these formulations, so men and their partners need not worry about unexpected side effects, drug interactions or other consequences that are par for the course with OTC products.
About Carolina Men's Clinic and The Raleigh Clinic For Men
The Carolina Men's Clinic and The Raleigh Clinic For Men are a medical practice focused on one thing: men's sexual performance. It doesn't matter if you've struggled with E.D. for weeks or years, or if your E.D. is a result of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or prostate surgery.
Under the expert care of North Carolina licensed physicians, professionally trained and educated in solving your E.D., you will see and feel results in 10 minutes right in the office. Men from all walks of life, regardless of their medical condition, experience positive results. Don't you think it's time for you to join the legions of satisfied men who have walked through our doors? Experience the best solution to fixing your E.D. today, only at Carolina Men's Clinic and The Raleigh Clinic For Men.
10042 Park Cedar Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28210
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