Viagra May Help Treat Kids Suffering From Rare Blood Pressure Disorder

A groundbreaking new research study suggests that the active ingredient used for erectile dysfunction in the drug Viagra, may help children with a rare blood pressure disorder. Viagra, which was initially used as a treatment for heart disease, is now expected to be trialled for use with other medical disorders that primarily affect children.

Viagra is an expensive drug, so taking Viagra regularly can cost patients quite a bit of money, especially considering some online clinics bloat the prices considerably. However, the drug has already been proven and approved to treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in adults. This new trial suggests that it may also be used in the near future to treat children, who suffer with the rare blood pressure disorder.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, is a disease that is rare. The disease causes abnormally high blood pressure throughout the body’s arteries, eventually spreading to the lungs – the disease can be fatal.

Viagra Research Results

In this groundbreaking new study, medical doctors and researchers gave placebos, and low-to-medium doses of Viagra to children of varying ages; between 1 years and 17 years of age. In total, the trial studied and tested 105 children.

The new research study concluded, that children who were administered the drug, were able to exercise far more easily while medicated, and had a massive improvement in lung function. In comparison, the children who were administered a placebo, were reported to show little sign of improvement.

What Are The Risks?

Some of the side-effects that affected children in the study included headaches, facial flushing and in some cases priapism. Further research into the side-effect noted, that lowering the dose could not only lessen the side-effect, but in some cases eliminate the problem altogether.

The study concluded that a medium dose of Viagra appeared to be the most effective treatment.

What Does The Future Hold?

Things are still very much in their infancy, more research is needed, but things look promising. If the drug can be proved beyond all doubt, to be effective in the treatment of children suffering from this rare blood pressure disorder, it will be a major breakthrough. Which is great news for the tens of thousands of children who suffer from this terrible disease.


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