Speaking of boners... The good doctors Oz and Roizen are always watching out for us men. They have "a new, [ahem] firm warning from anesthesiologists" regarding boner pills.
These little miracle drugs are terrific for those who need them. But, there's a new caution for guys who use them: Stop taking it at least 48 hours in advance of any surgery.
"When combined with anesthesia, medications such as Viagra (sildenafil), Levitra (vardenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) can cause a dangerously severe drop in blood pressure. That's because ED meds contain -- and promote the body's own ability to produce -- nitric oxide. Nitric oxide opens blood vessels and relaxes muscles, making it much easier for erections to occur. Adding anesthesia and other medications used during surgery to the blood-vessel dilating actions of an ED med can increase those effects." (Bold font is mine.)
An average guy will undergo nine surgeries during a normal lifespan. And an increasing number of men are taking boner meds. Some of whom don't really need them.
Always tell your anesthesiologist before surgery of all medications. This enables him or her to adjust the anesthesia to keep you knocked out, but alive and