I had the dubious distinction last year of being mocked (in absentia) on national TV by Jay Leno, who for some unimaginable reason found it amusing that a guy named Harder had written a news story about flaccidity.
Headline jokes aside, erectile dysfunction is a serious matter, and not just because it can threaten the health of a marriage. More than just a sexual problem, ED is often a sign that a man's life is at risk. That was the point of my report last year, and the evidence behind it has only grown stronger. On this day, the tenth anniversary of Viagra's regulatory approval by the Food and Drug Administration, I decided to look anew at that evidence. (If you're more interested in the drug itself than in the condition it treats, check out these five things about the blue pill that you might not know.)
I'm interested in hearing comments—anonymous is fine—from men who have erectile dysfunction. When you sought medical attention for the condition, did your doctor investigate whether you had heart disease, diabetes, or another similar condition?