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Re: Losing my Mojo at 37 and the culprit- I think was stress.
« Reply #45 on: April 28, 2012, 04:00:05 pm »
Yeah, let's just taser everyone who we can't cure, eh? 

Well, I keep going back to first principles:  if you get hormones restored to reasonable ranges, get inflammation under control and get nitric oxide increased, you'll solve 90% of your problems.  Of course, there's a lot of things that have to happen to for these three to occur, but the philosophy is still good.
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« Reply #46 on: May 06, 2012, 06:26:53 pm »
I finally found the quote that relates to the Hoffman La Roche CEO statement that effectively only 25% of the world's diseases have treatments. http://www.economist.com/node/15065517

"That argument has Mr Schwan leaping out of his seat with indignation. Using a deck of PowerPoint slides he sets out to disprove “the chorus of gloom”. Drugmaking is “so crude”, he argues, that half of all known diseases cannot be treated at all, and the drugs for the other half work properly only half the time and with huge side effects. “Imagine a car that starts only half the time, and whose brakes often don’t work,” he says. "

So there you have it, that is the current state of medicine, though your doctor would never make you think that things were this bad- would they?

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« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2012, 11:10:52 pm »
Drugs are just part of phase I - a very dangerous, embarrassing and primitive phase - of mankind's medical journey.

The next phase will be fueled by biotech, nanotech, genetics and so on.  At the end of this phase, we'll be able to extend lifespan, restore organs and damaged tissues, cure most diseases and on and on.

I can't believe that when I was in high school, the first calculators came out!  That wasn't that long ago.  Now they have computers beating champions in Jeopardy and chess and we have remote controlled aircraft fighting wars.  The explosion in biological knowledge is just as impressive.

Drugs are quickly becoming passe and already many of them are struggling financially.  Just wait 30 years...
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« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2012, 12:10:00 pm »
As I have reported already on this thread reference rationing on the NHS, it is estimated in the following article that only 20% of impotent men in the UK get access to Viagra freely, so one automatically wonders what the 80% do. Since currently the levels of prescription are about £58 milllion (see previous link) and the NHS feared they would be doling out £1 billion of Viagra if rules were relaxed, that's an expected 2000% increase on what they are currently offering.

It's also interesting that they estimated that this 80% probably equates to 1.6 million men out of the total estimate of 2 million men with impotence in the UK who can't access Viagra without a paid prescription. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-25195/Health-scare-online-Viagra.html

Considering 33% of men (again see previous link) don't even go to the doctors with their problem that's at least 666,000 men definitely tackling the problem alone, or doing nothing. And for the 1.6 million in total without a free prescription, many of them will not have been given access to Viagra on a paid prescription. Either way you look at it, there will be more men buying black market viagra than the amount prescribed by doctors in the UK. That's drugs which because of their dubious origin could have anything in them, or just as likely nothing in them at all. It's all swept under the carpet.

In other words my experience of the silent treatment from my doctor cannot be an isolated experience, in fact it is likely to be rather commonplace.
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« Reply #49 on: May 07, 2012, 02:10:22 pm »
So any politician that ran on a platform of free Viagra would probably do quite well there...
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Re: Losing my Mojo at 37 and the culprit- I think was stress.
« Reply #50 on: May 07, 2012, 02:45:25 pm »
I mentioned this before, but I refused to pay $15 for one Cialis as is a typical charge here in the US. Most peoples' insurance doesn't cover such "recreational" drugs. The problem here is bought off politicians that protect Big Pharma with overpriced meds and make it technically illegal to buy in Canada, for example. In fact, here in the US we pay on average about double the price everyone else in the civilized world pays for Pxs. It is totally corrupted. Medicare, the huge federal govt program and the largest purchaser of drugs from Big Pharma was purposely banned from bargaining with pharmaceuticals thanks to one of our major political parties. It doesn't get more brazen than that.

In any event, you are right about not knowing what you are buying when outside of proper regulation. I did read  a recent article in the NYT about buying cross border and they gave some sage advise about "who" to by from, with certain accredited credentials. They actually ordered and tested many samples of their drugs... such as Viagra... and found them pure and safe.

The crime is having to tiptoe around to get something like Viagra in such a clandastine fashion only to protect price gouging and payola to corrupted politicians.
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« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2012, 11:57:35 am »
For some reason, they have men by the "short and curlies" as we say in the UK- i.e. by the balls. We won't complain or form any kind of alliance against the medical profession, Big Pharma etc, because we are too embarrassed by our illness. Can you think of any man who has appeared on TV saying that they use erection products? Well I do remember Hugh Heffner saying he uses Viagra, but then he was in his 80's when he said that!  The words greedy and bastard spring to mind :)

Interestingly you mention Canada and Viagra. We have been getting spam e-mail for years from "Canadian Pharmacy". There doesn't seem to be a British spamming equivalent.

The other point I keep banging on about here, is do we really need pharmaceuticals anyway. If you could reverse the damage to your endothelial membranes and so on, would we want Viagra? At the moment if we don't press for those kinds of medical intervention we are just supporting an unsatisfactory fudge of the issue.

For me what we have at the moment is a palliative treatment, which is unsatisfactory to begin with, but then to have it rationed! That's taking the piss as we say in the UK.

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« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2012, 07:14:34 pm »
For some reason, they have men by the "short and curlies" as we say in the UK- i.e. by the balls. We won't complain or form any kind of alliance against the medical profession, Big Pharma etc, because we are too embarrassed by our illness. Can you think of any man who has appeared on TV saying that they use erection products? Well I do remember Hugh Heffner saying he uses Viagra, but then he was in his 80's when he said that!  The words greedy and bastard spring to mind :)

Here in the US, it seems there are several celebrities that enjoy the notoriety of advertising ED drugs. Bob Dole, a former US Senator was one and I remember some race car driver didn't mind. There is a good chance he has VIAGRA spray painted across the top of his car.  ;D I suppose they are paid well by the pharmaceuticals. Actually our television in inundated with ED commercials all day long.

Interestingly you mention Canada and Viagra. We have been getting spam e-mail for years from "Canadian Pharmacy". There doesn't seem to be a British spamming equivalent.

Not sure about that one as the vast majority of these online spammers are scams. I've used [an online pharmacy - edited by moderator] and it seems legit. Bought some Cialis generic for about $2.50/20mg pill. It was actually manufactured in Germany and shipped directly from Germany. If any one is interested in the NYT article for selected an online pharmacy, here is the link.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/opinion/the-wrong-way-to-stop-fake-drugs.html?gwh=

The other point I keep banging on about here, is do we really need pharmaceuticals anyway. If you could reverse the damage to your endothelial membranes and so on, would we want Viagra? At the moment if we don't press for those kinds of medical intervention we are just supporting an unsatisfactory fudge of the issue.

For me what we have at the moment is a palliative treatment, which is unsatisfactory to begin with, but then to have it rationed! That's taking the piss as we say in the UK.

Yes, I've changed directions on how to approach this problem since becoming a member of this site. Sounds like the odds of beating this problem is greatly in your favor by diet and exercise alone. My mission forward is to seek out maximum NO production naturally. Buying time by covering up the underlying problems doesn't sound very promising.

Btw, I like the expression. Another one you guys have is being pissed. Doesn't quite work as well over here. The few times I tried using that expression drew blank looks. :o
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« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2012, 09:29:37 am »
I have to say since joining the forum I have come to admire the American health care system greatly. We have rationing in the UK, and therefore the problem gets buried. The political arguments against a free market for healthcare are well worn in the UK too. I can't believe I am the only one to have fallen fowl of the UK system though, so I would welcome other UK experiences good and bad- particularly from guys under 40.

You would not believe the tests they have in the US compared to the UK. I mean I see levels of prolactin measured on here, I wonder whether my own GP even knows what that hormone is? :)

In my case because the low testosterone/erectile dysfunction was associated with chronic stress I think it was worthwhile tackling that rather than masking the symptoms with HRT. However I can't blame anyone who tries it if they are older because, low T has some very serious health ramifications.

I don't think Viagra has ever been advertised in the UK on the television. It would be a brave man that became the face of Viagra in the UK, as he would be the butt of jokes up and down the country. It is only available here on prescription, so in theory the only people who need to know about it are doctors. Of course every one knows about it. I suspect the black market for it in the UK is even greater than for legitimate prescriptions.

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« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2012, 09:14:14 pm »
The healthcare system in the US is quite good… if you can afford it. Unfortunately about 50 million Americans don’t have health insurance because of costs and about another 50 – 100 million have minimal type health insurance (disaster policies). So there is a huge swath of the population that doesn’t get adequate medical treatment when they do have health problems. Just the premiums on health insurance for a typical family will cost $10,000 - $15,000 thousand dollars a year… then you have lots of deductibles and copayments in the event you actually use medical services. Most peoples’ insurance is employer based, which means if you get laid off you have to buy individual policies without the income from a job. The problem there is the individual policy market is extremely expensive with no economies of scale like large group employer policies with leverage. Many laid off people either go without insurance and take their chances… and incur massive debt getting health care if something does happen. The number one cause of personal bankruptcy in the US is becoming ill and unable to pay medical bills. So in essence, we also have rationing; it just takes place in a different form. One other form of rationing is decisions made by the health insurance corporations as to what they will pay for and not.

Another problem endemic to the US is overall medical inflation being much greater than the rest of the world and outstripping any wage gains by a large margin. We currently pay about 17% of our total national output on healthcare… compared with a little more than half that amount for most countries with universal health care. Unfortunately our overall health outcome ranks quite low comparatively. That’s not hard to understand considering the stats mentioned above.

Personally I would like to see a base guarantee of health insurance coverage offered at a consistent and reasonable price to all. No cherry picking by insurance companies; and if you were to get chronically ill, insurance companies could not deny you coverage or charge you exorbitant unaffordable premiums, as they do now. As an addition, you could have a market with more “Cadillac” insurance policies for those that wanted more extensive coverage.

I guess the grass always looks greener on the other side?
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« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2012, 10:05:15 am »
True - about the grass. Most countries operate some form of insurance, and they really differ in coverage I get the impression according to the cultural and political landscape underpinning them. So that countries such as Germany or Sweden with more inclusive political systems have greater and more generous cover than more right wing free market nations like- dare I say it- the US.  The lack of cover for the 50 million is in fact the argument that effectively preserves the NHS in the UK. So yes there is little difference between being unable to afford the treatment and simply being told you are not worthy of receiving it. There is plenty of evidence to suggest even in our supposedly egalitarian system that the poorest get the worst service though.

My problem is that as you can imagine I would be prepared to pay for the type of treatment you get in the US through insurance- you have a choice. I still think though the bottom line is that even with your superior service, the field of impotency is still in its infancy, because so many of the problems remain effectively clinically invisible (relatively unstudied without treatments)- the whole field of neurogenic impotency being foremost in my mind- that is problems with the parasympathetic network that carries the signal from brain to penis to get an erection- supposedly 20% of all ED sufferers by some reckoning.

And unfortunately some discussions do ramble.



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