Viagra to climbers: a new application of a popular drug!

The world-famous Viagra drug is successfully used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. However, this is not the only area of application of sildenafil (the main active substance of the drug). It turns out that the tool is successfully used as an aid to climbers who have been staying in the mountains for a long time.

Viagra - a rescue for climbers and patients with pulmonary hypertension

But how can a remedy for improving potency help in the mountains? The fact is that with prolonged stay at high altitude, a person suffers from oxygen starvation by narrowing the blood vessels of the lungs. This increases the pressure, and the heart is forced to work with increased load, which greatly exhausts it. If you do not start during the treatment of the disease - there may be complications and even death.

The effect of Sildenafil on the body is based on blocking the release of a certain enzyme, which leads to a weakening of the erection. Paradoxically, this same enzyme becomes the cause of narrowing of the pulmonary vessels. Thus, using Viagra, it is possible to prevent the isolation of this enzyme and achieve expansion of the vessels in the lungs, which will stimulate the intensive blood supply of not only the genitals but also the lungs.

The latter property is very important for climbers who are at high altitude and experience oxygen starvation. Expansion of blood vessels in the lungs due to the use of Viagra is not only a good help for athletes at high altitude, but also prevention from the onset of pulmonary hypertension.

A curious study of scientists about Viagra

German and American scientists conducted research related to the impact of Viagra on climbers. The experiment was conducted in the Himalayas. In the experimental group there were 14 climbers. One half of the men were given sildenafil, and the other half was given a neutral pill (placebo). The first time testing was carried out at the foot of the Jomolungma, and the second - at high altitude. As a result, it was found that Viagra improves blood circulation throughout the body and lowers blood pressure.

The result of the study was the introduction into medical practice of the treatment of pulmonary hypertension with the drug Viagra. Since contraindications to the remedy are minimal, it is successfully used even in the treatment of respiratory diseases in young children.

Scientists said they hope with the help of Sildenafil to improve the condition of people suffering from pulmonary hypertension.

As you can see, the drug, which was developed to treat sexual impotence in men, found another, also very useful, application. Today Viagra is successfully used by climbers for prevention purposes, and for patients - for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.