Is Viagra for ED only?

Erectile dysfunction drugs changed the world. It might not seem like it but for some people Viagra might be one of the most important things ever invented. It gave men around the world hope that they could overcome the shame caused by their sexual dysfunction.

Over the years, additional research has emerged to prove that Viagra is a far more multifaceted drug than initially presumed. Sure, it is primarily designed to help men perform better sexually, this along with improving their overall sexual experience.

However, the drug has various other uses that are unrelated to sex. This explains why Viagra has found new life outside the erectile dysfunction arena, rebranded and repackaged for alternative uses like the following:Viagra-Vending-Machine

Stroke

A study in Detroit has suggested that Viagra can help men and women improve after a stroke. Because of its ability to affect the molecule CGMP (which creates new brain cells), patients who are given Viagra within three days after suffering a stroke could see their speech and thinking improve.

Admittedly, these studies have only been done on animals but they show a lot of promise.

Heart failure

A study in Italy believes that people with heart failure who take Viagra might experience an improvement in their ability to exercise. Viagra has the capacity to increase oxygen intake even while reducing pressure in the arteries which is good for the heart and lungs.

Raynaud’s phenomenon

This is a condition where spasms manifest in the small arteries (which supply blood to the toes and fingers) as a result of exposure to the cold. Raynaud’s phenomenon is painful. Clinical trials have shown that Viagra (and Levitra) can help to control the symptoms of this condition.

The efficacy of Viagra in such situations most likely emanates from the fact that the drug can increase blood flow in the body.

Memory

Medical experts have been suggesting for a while now that Viagra can improve learning skills by boosting memory. The common theory is that Viagra consumption not only increases the blood flow to the brain but also improves the brain's ability to process glucose.

Pulmonary hypertension

Revatio is actually just a rebranded version of Viagra that is used to treat this serious disorder of high blood pressure. It is also not unheard of for doctors to prescribe this drug to treat mountain sickness.

From multiple sclerosis to jet lag, the medical arena is quickly learning that Viagra can do so much more than simply help men have better sex. This explains why so many studies into the alternative uses of Viagra have emerged over the last decade.