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Viagra for heart and lung patients

Researchers from University of Texas observed that Viagra could be used to treat heart and lung disease. The reports are accurate, but based on a small experiment in healthy young men,// the results of which do not translate directly to people with chronic heart and lung disease. ....They report that the drug may be useful in treating people with pulmonary hypertension (caused by conditions such...

Viagra Also Found To Be Effective For Treatment of Lung Diseases

Pulmonary hypertension is different from hypertension, the common condition of high blood pressure. The pulmonary disease involves extremely high pressure in the artery that carries blood // from the heart to the lungs to pick up oxygen. The disease, also called pulmonary arterial hypertension, can make even routine tasks an ordeal. ..Viagra the blue pill that treats erectile dysfunction, a comm...

The Use Of Viagra for Babies Questioned

Researchers say the drug Viagra, used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, may also help infants with a condition known as chronic pulmonary // hypertension. Chronic pulmonary hypertension causes blood pressure to rise inside the lungs, which can cause heart failure and death. Researchers say there is little that can be done for people with the condition. ..Standard treatment for infants wi...

Viagra Used More By Young Men

Latest research shows , that older men are not the only ones using impotence pills but rather the fastest growing segment of Viagra (sildenafil) // users are men between ages 18 to 55. ..The study examined Viagra use among 5 million insured males, ages 18 and older, from 1998 to 2002. The overall, use of Viagra increased 84 percent in the study group, with men older than 56 years receiving the ma...

Treating Altitude Sickness With Viagra

Sildenafil, the drug more commonly known as Viagra, may help with more than just sexual problems. Researchers say // it can also ease the symptoms of altitude sickness. The finding could be significant because in severe cases, altitude sickness can cause dangerously high pulmonary arterial pressures and pulmonary edema, putting sufferers at significant risk of death. ..The study was conducted amo...

Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension In Children With Viagra

After revolutionizing the treatment of male impotence latest research shows that Viagra //(sildenafil) may also help children with a fatal lung disease walk further and breathe easier. Children diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension ( PAH) a condition in which blood pressure is extremely high in the arteries that supply the lungs, leads to narrowing of the lung’s small blood vessels and i...

Women complain Viagra users want too much sex

Canterbury, July 16 (IANS) A three-year study of the "socio-cultural implications" of Viagra //and similar drugs to correct erectile dysfunction reveals that men using the prescription want too much sex. ....Canterbury University researcher Annie Potts, who did the study, said the women felt Viagra was giving their sex life too much of a lift. .. ..They complained that their partners insisted on...

FDA Diminish Hopes On ‘Female Viagra

US authorities are pouring cold water on hopes for a new drug to treat women with //low sexual desire. .. ..The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants more studies to be done on the Intrinsa patch made by Procter & Gamble in order to find out what long-term side effects the drug may induce, the Los Angeles Times reported. .. ..Intrinsa has been called "female Viagra" as it promises to restore...

Impotence drug such as Viagra may cause Vision Loss

Impotence drug such as Viagra use is linked to development of vision disorders. It is found that 19% of people with// vision disorders have used Viagra medicines. It is found that it contains three phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors which is found to cause risk of blindness. Men most at risk for the vision loss are those older than 50 who have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and h...

Viagra Halves Effect Of Hormonal Stress On Heart

A new report by researchers at Johns Hopkins University claims that the drug Viagra famous for its use in improving sexual performance// in men could also reduce the effect of hormonal stress on the heart. ..'Unlike what was previously thought, drugs like Viagra can in fact alter heart function. It alters it particularly when the heart is stimulated by hormones,' said lead researcher Dr. David Ka...

Viagra Drug for improving blood circulation

The drug Viagra which is used in the treatment of male erectile dysfunction is found to improve blood circulation and reduces the symptoms in patients with Raynaud’s phenomenon//. ..Raynaud's phenomenon is a disease condition in which there is a poor blood circulation due to presence of spasms in the small blood vessels of the hands and feet in response to cold or stress which results in poor ci...

Viagra May Be Useful For Serious Lung Disease

Treatment with Viagra (sildenafil) can improve exercise capacity and functional ability in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a serious disease involving high pressure in the blood vessels that enter the lungs, a new study suggests.// ....According to a report by Reuters, the findings, which appear in The New England Journal of Medicine, are based on a study of 278 patients who were r...

Viagra Pill For Women To Be Developed

Pfizer’s Executive Director Peter Ellis has revealed that a version of the Viagra pill meant for women will be developed. The female sexual dysfunction market is much larger when compared to that of men, but it also // that much more difficult to develop a pill for that, according to Ellis. The desire, arousal and pain experienced by the woman has to be factored in for developing the pill, which...

Erectile Dysfunction Drug Viagra Launched In India By Pfizer

The most popular drug Viagra has been launched by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer in 30 different cities across India where more than 90 million men are believed to suffer from erectile dysfunction.// The drug company is expected to gain access to approximately 10 to 15 % of the market within the next two years according to K.G. Ananthakrishnan, senior director of drug company in charge of the...

Jharkhand Pharmacies Refuse To Sell Viagra

Pharmacies in Jharkhand will not stock or sell Viagra, as they fear it may result in people “going berserk and creating law and order problems//.” .."We will not sale the drug as it may lead to some people going berserk and creating law and order problems," said Amar Sinha, general secretary of the Jharkhand Chemist and Druggist Association (JCDA). ....Suman, a medical shop owner, added: "The com...

Jharkhand Chemists to Boycott Viagra

Chemists in Jharkhand are refusing to stock the sexual elixir Viagra saying that it would lead people to "berserk and create law and order problems." Viagra hit Indian shores// seven years after it created waves worldwide for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). .. "We will not sale the drug as it may lead to some people going berserk and creating law and order problems," said Amar Sinha,...

Use Of Viagra May Affect Eyesight

Men who have a history of heart problems and consume anti-impotency pills like viagra run a very high risk of getting their eyesight damaged, according to a study conducted by the University of Alabama. //The researchers suggest that taking viagra may result in the anterior optic nerve receiving a lesser blood flow, giving rise to tissue damage. The British Medical Journal has published the repor...

Statins For Erectile Dysfunction- An Alternative To Viagra?

Men with erectile dysfunction, who do not show improvement with Viagra could now benefit from statin therapy. The preliminary results of a study highlight the use of statins for management of endothelial dysfunction // in patients suffering from erectile dysfunction. The result of this small, yet promising study conducted by University of Pennsylvania researchers is published in the Journal of...

Viagra Offers Hope In Treatment Of Crohn’s Diseas

A recent study has shown that Crohn’s disease could due to ineffective functioning of a weak immune system. It was previously thought that an overactive immune system could be responsible // for this chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by ulcers in the small and large intestines. The following finding has been revealed by research conducted by researchers from University College London (U...

Pfizer Launches Viagra For Lung Disease In UK

Viagra, commonly used for treatment of erectile dysfunction or impotence can now be used in treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a lung disease//. Pfizer, a leading pharmaceutical company, is marketing the drug under the brand name, Revatio, in the UK. ......The drug approved for use in last November by the European based drug regulatory authority, contains the same active ingredients...

Global Seagrass Decline Affects Shallow-water Ecosystems

Disappearance of seagrass beds around the world has resulted in sharp decline in important habitats, food sources and sediment stabilizers affecting the shallow-water ecosystems // , according to Frederick Short, researcher of natural resources and marine science, University of New Hampshire. ....The disappearance of underwater meadows has deeply affected even the commercially valuable valuable...

Viagra vitalizes sex life of diabetic women

New York - Young women suffering diabetes and sexual dysfunction may find Viagra a good option to rejuvenate sexual enjoyment, a study reveals//. Infact, women express improved sexual enjoyment, orgasm and a less painful intercourse with Viagra. ....Many diabetic women experience sexual dysfunction caused by vaginal dryness, and several other factors. Now, Dr. Salvatore Caruso and associates, fr...

12 Chinese Firms Appeal Against Court Ruling On Viagra

Twelve Chinese pharmaceutical firms, who produce cheap imitations of Viagra have launched an appeal against a court ruling protecting US drug giant Pfizer's patent rights // in the world's most populous nation which has some 80 million impotent men. ....In a last-ditch effort to protect their investment in Viagra-style drugs, the firms yesterday handed their appeal to the Beijing High People's C...

Viagra Beneficial to High-Altitude Athletes

Researchers have found that performance-enhancing drug, Viagra can be used by endurance athletes at high altitudes as well as soldiers in the mountains of Afghanistan//. ....Research by scientists at the Stanford University and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System on participants who were riding stationary bicycles while breathing through masks to simulate the high altitude low-oxyg...

Sleep Apnea Sufferers-Viagra May Make The Condition Worse

A study conducted by the Archives of Internal Medicine has found that men suffering from obstructive sleep disorder are likely to have more episodes of sleep apnea if they take Viagra at bedtime//. ....Viagra (Sildenafil) is taken by men with erectile dysfunction, which is often seen in men who suffer from severe obstructive sleep disorder. It increases congestion in the upper respiratory tract....

Agra Hospitals Modernise to Promote Medical Tourism

In what should be welcome news for tens of thousands of visitors to this city, private hospitals and nursing homes are modernising and entering into tie-ups with well-known// groups, hoping to benefit from the growing trend in medical tourism. ....Half a dozen super specialty hospitals have come up in a year, in addition to scores of smaller general hospitals catering to locals and those from Ra...

Viagra Marketing Campaign, ‘a Cause of Concern’, Say Anti-AIDS Grop

An anti-AIDS group from Los Angeles has pressed upon Viagra manufacturers to put an end to the ‘warped’ marketing campaign that essentially// pushes the drug’s use as a recreational drug. ....Viagra which is developed by Pfizer Inc.,is used avidly by gay and bisexual men who are also patronizing methamphetamine, giving a thrust to sexual behavior that is fraught with risks. The AIDS Healthcare...

Global Homoeopathy Conference Underway in Agra

An international homeopathy conference is taking place in this Taj Mahal city, attended by over 80 delegates from India and eight countries.// ....The four-day meet, which began Wednesday, will focus on critical areas like cancer, AIDS and "other difficult subjects which have proved a challenge to other (medical) systems", Alok Pareek, the organising secretary, told IANS... ..The slogan of the c...

First Open-heart Surgery Performed in Agra

Agra's first open-heart surgery was successfully carried out Sunday at the Apollo //Hospital. ....Dr Pankaj Mahendru, director of the hospital, said it was a big day for the city of the Taj Mahal. ...."The surgery, which cost only Rs.100,000, was carried out by Dr Nandan Das Baba and Dr Bhavna Singh with their team of local doctors," he said. ....Agra's Apollo Pankaj hospital has many achieveme...

Agra Surgeon Conducts Fifty Operations at One Go

A passion for surgeries without taking a break has helped a doctor here to conduct 50 operations at one go by //using his unique technique of single hole surgery. ....Doctor Ajay Prakash started operating patients at the Shanti-Ved hospital in Agra at around 10 p.m. Thursday night and continued surgeries without a break till 10 a.m. Friday morning, removing 45 gall bladders and five appendixes,...

Viagra to Be an OTC Drug Soon

It appears a gift for those burdened with shyness and impotence, and maybe those who ‘just don’t have the time’- to see// a doctor. ..Boots Pharmacy, UK has announced moves to include Viagra- the hope of 3 million men suffering from erectile dysfunction in UK alone, in its list of those drugs that can be sold over the counter (OTC). .. Other such drugs sold by Boots without the need of a pres...

Viagra Plays Another Role-Premature Baby Saved

Parents of a premature baby are thanking doctors who clutched at the last straw to save their child; using Viagra to resurrect his lungs.// ..Little Lewis Longfellow was born last August when his mother was just into 24 weeks of pregnancy. His premature birth coupled with low birth weight was bad enough, but this was worsened when his lungs collapsed the day after birth. ..Doctors discovered th...

Viagra Helps Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Research finds that Viagra helps patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This disease is incurable and is characterized by progressive scarring// in the lungs, which often leads to a lung transplant. ....Published in the March issue of the journal Chest, the research shows that more than half of the patients treated with Viagra, also known medically as Sildenafil, improved their walking dis...

Viagra Can Create Relationship Problems as Well as Solve Them

For many men, the erectile-dysfunction drugs Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra are the answer to their prayers. But, according to Sexuality in Midlife and Beyond,// a new report from Harvard Medical School, these pills offer no help in untangling the emotional and relationship pressures that frequently accompany erectile dysfunction (ED). ....For one thing, the medications work only if the man is feel...

Gene Therapy a Better Alternative to Viagra Please

Viagra is still the rage. But one should pop the pill just before sex. The anxiety could even spoil all the fun . Now some good news for those suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) - gene therapy. And it could be effective far longer than the pills. ......Human and animal trials suggest gene therapy could offer a credible alternative to the current treatments available. A University of Pitts...

Now Viagra Oysters Could Appease Your Appetite and Boost Your Libido!

Now Viagra Oysters could appease your appetite and boost your libido! ... ...A NSW oyster farmer is attempting to chemically enhance the aphrodisiacal qualities of his oysters, by feeding them Viagra. ......George May started feeding his oysters with the anti-impotence drug in order to export it to the overseas market. ... ...The 59-year-old came up with the idea of feeding Viagra to oysters...

Viagra may Be Useful for Treating Jet Lag

A new research has found that the male impotence drug Viagra may be useful for treating jet lag . ......Sildenafil, originally developed for the treatment of high blood pressure and angina, works by interfering with an enzyme that reduces levels of a naturally-occurring compound, cyclic guanine monophosphate (cGMP). ......In the brain, cGMP has a vital function in a signalling pathway that regu...

Benetton Perfumes Add Fragrance to Sweaty Summers

After chic clothes and fashion accessories, United Colors of Benetton has unveiled its new range of perfumes called 'Cotton' to make the hot , sweaty summers fresh and fragrant. ......The new range is available in three variations - Woman, Man and Unisex. ......The Benetton Group has signed an agreement with Selective Beauty, a Paris-based international cosmetic group, for the development and w...

Bamboo Seed: Viagra and Food for Mizos

Aizawl, It can tweak the fertility of rats, believe many in Mizoram. Now nutrient-rich bamboo seeds are going straight from the jungle to the Mizo menu and even the bedroom! ......In Mizoram, bamboo seeds that appear after a riotous flowering of the tall grass every 50 years are considered a harbinger of famine or mautam in the state's local language. The seeds trigger a phenomenal rodent popul...

Viagra Improves Heart Function, Finds Study

Viagra doesn't only help in boosting a man's performance in the bedroom, but as researchers have also found, it can also help improve heart function . ......This finding means that the popular drug prescribed for erectile dysfunction can potentially save the lives of people with specific heart problems. ......The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta who are now encour...
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