Viagra

Men taking viagra may be less likely to die early

Viagra

The drug increases blood flow to the arteries of the heart and improves the flow of oxygen throughout the body
A new study found that Viagra reduces the risk of heart disease in men by up to 39% and they are also less likely to suffer an early death from any cause.

The analysis was conducted on 70,000 adult men with an average age of 52, all diagnosed with erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives.
Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC), authors of the study, believe that the drug increases blood flow to the arteries of the heart and improves the flow of oxygen throughout the body.
In fact, previous research has also linked Viagra use to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s, which may be caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain.

However, doctors do not recommend taking the drug off-label and it has only been approved to treat erectile dysfunction.

How does viagra work

The medicine works by relaxing the muscles in the penis, allowing more blood to flow to it. It also thins the blood, making it flow more easily in the body.
When a man is aroused, increased blood flow leads to a stronger erection.
In the case of older men, they are more prone to high blood pressure and other problems that thicken the blood and reduce its flow throughout the body.

The research, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, investigated whether the participants had taken medication for erectile dysfunction and any subsequent heart problems they might have suffered during the follow-up period.
Among the population, 23,816 used drugs to help in the bedroom, while another 48,682 did not.
They found that those using these drugs were less likely to have heart problems after adjusting for factors such as race, height and weight.

Overall, deaths from heart conditions have been dramatically reduced by almost 40%.
On the other hand, those who used erectile dysfunction drugs were also 17% less likely to experience heart failure, when the heart doesn’t pump as well as it should.
Conditions that can be fatal if left untreated and significantly increase a person’s chance of having a fatal heart attack.