Majority of Ghanaian youth do not need aphrodisiacs to ensure optimal sexual performance because they are naturally fit, Chief Executive Officer of Eden Family Hospital, Dr. Andre Kwasi-Kumah has said.
This is in spite of the fact that some are unable to achieve sexual satisfaction with their partners during intercourse.
According to the medical practitioner, cases of sexual dysfunction among the youth are often psychological and stress-related and do not require products that boosts sexual performance.
Checks from major markets including Madina and Circle in Accra points to the fact that there is a growing demand for aphrodisiacs especially among the youth.
Dr. Kwasi-Kumah in an interview on Radio Univers’ Good Health show stated that aphrodisiacs were often prescribed to adults with various forms of sexual dysfunctions triggered by diseases such as diabetes and hypertension and not the youth.
“Ninety nine percent of the youth do not need aphrodisiacs, it is being marketed to let people perform better sexually but the best way to ensure this is to be very fit, have a good stamina and eat well,” he said.
“If your body is not fit and you take these things [aphrodisiac] and you attempt to take this, especially the men to impress a lady, you rather put your system at risk”, Dr. Kwasi-Kumah added.
He noted that aphrodisiac use must be upon consideration of one’s total health state.
There is a general concern among health professionals over the influx of aphrodisiacs on the Ghanaian market with some adulterated with Vardenafil, a synthetic material used in the formulation of a prescription only medicine used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Most of the products leave consumers with priapism (sustained erection for long periods), impotence, and heart attacks and can cause cardiac deaths.
Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority with information from the US Food and Drugs recently revoked the marketing authorization for the sale and distribution of six herbal medicinal products after detecting they contained the synthetic material.
By: Jonas Nyabor/233livenews