How to use Viagra not for Erections only? 6 Unusual Ways of Usage

Viagra (Sildenafil): Not Only for Erections

In 1998, Michael Allen, the project manager at the pharmaceutical company, got a phone call from a doctor who conducted an investigation of the new formula for the drug designed for the angina treatment. Despite goof hopes at the beginning the drug’s future was quite uncertain as previous trials proved it to have rather low effect especially in comparison with the existing medications.

While reporting about the drug the doctor mentioned that certain side effects were experienced by the volunteers taking part in the testing. The side effects involved pain in back, diarrhea and erections. it was rather interesting as usually side effects of medications didn’t include erections. That is why the decision was made to continue investigations, but to change the direction. What if the side effect may become the advantage?

Not Only for Erections

In five years after years of intensive investigations the branded pharmaceutical company introduced a revolutionary new medication the major medical application of which was to treat erectile dysfunction. Viagra soon became one of the TOP sold drugs all over the world with dozens of millions of fans.

However, it turned out that Viagra can also have other applications. The medication that could not have even appeared now has more than a dozen applications. Experts say that it may be as multifunctional as Aspirin.

The health disorders that can be cured with Viagra involve premature ejaculation (though indirectly), heart failure, jet lag, diabetes, pain, premature birth, chronic pelvic pain, amnesia, and Reynaud’s phenomenon.

In some countries Viagra is applied in rather unexpected cases. For example, researchers from Israel found out that Viagra helped cut flowers stay alive for a longer period of time.

Jet lag

Viagra can help substantially in the jet lag condition. Experts from Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Buenos Aires say that being a PDE5 inhibitor Viagra can prevent the cGMP enzyme from being broken by PDE5 enzyme. cGMP enzyme takes part in the biological clock regulation process so it is very important that it stays undamaged. According to the investigation conducted animals adapted much faster to the light changes if they were treated with Sildenafil.  Sildenafil makes the process of body adaptation to light much easier and faster.

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction

Having had approvals of legal authorities in more than 20 countries Viagra (Sildenafil) has become the first ED treatment medication available for men suffering from ED all over the world. Before Viagra was invented erectile disorders were usually treated with much more complicated methods as vacuum erection devices or injections. All the methods were quite painful and in some cases not very effective. Viagra works by widening the vessel walls and increasing the blood flow into the cavernous body of the penis. Enlarged blood flow makes the penis harder and facilitates stronger and longer erection that is sufficient to conduct full coitus. Sildenafil is effective in erectile dysfunctions of different etiology: e.g. caused by the therapy with other medications, psychological problems, age-related issues, type-2 diabetes, depressions, Parkinson’s disease and so on.

Stroke

Large-scale investigation was conducted in Deptroit by the group of health care experts and more than 80 people who have just suffered the stroke. The results were quite amazing. The patients who were given Viagra improved their speech and movements as well as thinking much more effectively. The reason of such phenomenon lies in the Sildenafil’s ability to positively impact the cGMP molecule that is responsible for creating new brain cells. After the first tour of experiment the second, smaller round including animals and other volunteers showed that Viagra could definitely make new cells in brain. Experts underlined that Viagra had provided amazing results and great neurological effect.

Underweight babies

The Viagra’s ability to widen the blood vessels is successfully applied by fetal health care specialists in cases when fetus in the woman’s womb has lower weight than it should be at the certain moment of pregnancy. Viagra increases blood flow to womb that facilitates larger supply of oxygen and nutrients to the fetus. As a result, the risk of early labour or fetus death decreases a lot.

Multiple sclerosis

The most widely spread disorder of the central nervous system is considered to be caused by the damages of the sheath that protect nerves. That leads to the deterioration of the information exchange between nerves and the malfunctioning of the body organs. Viagra helps increase the grey matter in the brain and thus slow down the degeneration of nerves.

Memory and learning

There are several opinions regarding Viagra’s ability to improve memory and learning capacities. Some experts believe that larger blood flow provides more glucose to the brain; the others insist that the undamaged cGMP is the reason of the memory improvement. The loss of memory and deterioration of learning abilities in the course of years may be connected with the decreased level of cGMP that occurs late in life. Viagra is told to become a potential treatment method that can be applied in case of Alzheimer’s disease in future.

Raynaud’s phenomenon

Raynaud’s phenomenon is known to be the health disorder connected with the interrupted blood flow in the human internal organs. In most cases this condition is accompanied by strong pain. A number of clinical tests prove that Viagra can be effective in treating this state. As Viagra facilitates the larger blood flow the damaged areas receive the sufficient amount of it so the problem disappears. Doctors who tried to cure patients with Raynaud’s phenomenon report successful cases of the treatment. According to their estimation results differ from excellent to the complete recovery.

Treatment of Heart Failure

Treatment of Heart Failure

Despite the fact that Viagra as the ED treatment drug is not recommended to be taken by patients suffering from the heart failure medical researchers have suggested that Viagra should improve the state of patients with heart failure if taken without further sexual activity. Viagra facilitates larger oxygen uptake and reduces high blood pressure as well as supports the lungs function. So, scientists presuppose that Viagra provides such an effect because of its ability to increase the level of nitric oxide.

Sustained Life for Wilting flowers

The most astounding application of Viagra was discovered by the researchers from Israel. They have found out that cut flowers put into the Sildenafil solution can live one week longer (two weeks instead of one week as usual). Researchers believe that it is nitric oxide released by Viagra that is responsible for the longer life of the cut flowers.

Pain

Viagra is supposed to have a great potential as a pain – relieving medication. This information should be checked and proved however.

Diabetes

According to the research conducted by the Mexican scientists Viagra can improve glucose control in patients with type-2 diabetes as well as decrease the level of components related to the heart disease.