Sexual Health Wednesday June 10, 2015

6 OTHER Uses For Viagra

This little blue pill that brings much pleasure to men and women alike has reinvented sex and, for 17 years, has provided a safe and proven way to sustain an erection. Millions of individuals are free to enjoy a healthy sex life once more!

Viagra has long been associated with improving erectile dysfunction, but it has a surprising number of other potential uses. After all, sildenafil, the generic version of Viagra, was originally developed to treat high blood pressure and heart disease rather than impotence. It is currently being looked at as a treatment for a number of conditions.

Malaria

Research is still underway, and it may be years before Viagra is proven and adapted for treating malaria, but it has been discovered that Viagra is effective in inhibiting an enzyme that allows malaria-infected red blood cells to remain in circulation. If a treatment can be developed, we will soon have a simple way to prevent the spread of malaria, which could save millions of lives.

Jet lag

Got a 30-hour flight coming up that you're dreading? Don't blame you. It's hardly going to be a walk in the park, but serious jet lag can make you seriously ill. Research from the university Nacional de Quilmes in Buenos Aires have discovered that Viagra boosts the effect of an enzyme called cGMP, meaning that the pill can reduce the time it takes for your body clock to adapt, curing the symptoms of jet lag much faster than usual.

Diabetes

Viagra can help control glucose levels in the body, meaning it can lower the risk of heart disease for those with type-2 diabetes. The research was carried out of 40 males at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social based in Mexico, but it hasn't yet been tested on women.

Heart failure

As well as controlling compound levels associated with heart disease in Type-2 diabetes patients, Italian medical research has suggested that Viagra's ability to increase oxygen intake and reduce pressure in the arteries means those that those who have heart problems (or have had heart failure previously) have an increased ability to exercise. There are studies showing an improvement in the lungs as well.

Stroke

Medical experts in Detroit have been trialling Viagra in relation to stroke in both men and women. Previous trials have shown that Viagra can be used to develop further brain cells. This is down to the pill's effect on those cGMP enzymes, which have been known to improve movement as well as creating new brain cells.

Underweight babies

There have been some studies into the effect Viagra can have on women as well as men. The pill's ability to increase blood supply makes it ideal for helping small foetuses in mothers-to-be. The enzyme PDE-5 is thought to be the main factor, and whilst this has only been tested on a small number of women, this has the potential to reduce the number of premature births.

Viagra is a fairly new drug as far as drugs go. Approximately 17 years old, the main use of Viagra was discovered by accident but has since transformed many relationships and become one of the most reliable-upon drugs, currently used by 35 million men worldwide.

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