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New Study Reveals: Viagra Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease.


Viagra a popular drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction has shown great prospects in a new twist of events and researchers are exploring viagra treatment for Alzheimer's Disease, they are even on the verge of adopting Sildenafil as a preventive measure for Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

As we all know Alzheimer's Disease is a medical condition that affects the brain it attacks brain cells and progressively destroys their functions, even memory, and other mental functions are affected.

 Alzheimer's is the scare of many as aging comes, no one would ever wish to see their loved one or even enemy go through this illness.

Alzheimer Disease

 

A popular actor believed to be going through this ordeal somewhere in Nigeria was helped to a lifetime award where he was honored and surprisingly our veteran actor saw his wife who accompanied him on the occasion and extended hands for a handshake thinking she was one stranger. Alzheimer’s can be this bad or even worse.

Science made us believe that once brain cells degenerate and undergo senescence as part of the aging process, the functions of these cells are also affected. Worst still these cells are not known to regenerate, so scientists love to call Alzheimer’s senile dementia just to depict that it comes with aging and it has marked memory loss. 

The affected individual will have limited thinking ability, behavioral problems, and social problems. I know of a neighbor who suffered this and would wander away from his home unnoticed leaving his family on a regular search for him.

The earliest manifestation of this condition may be forgetfulness, this includes recent conversations and events. Later stages of the disease are characterized by severe memory problems and even undertaking daily activities may be almost impossible.

These problems can be noticed at first instance by the sufferer but as days go by and the disease progresses, the individual may lose his sense of self and fail to recognize that he has a problem. You can get to know more about the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease at Mayo clinic.

Until today this condition was known to lack a cure as sufferers are offered supportive care till they bid the world goodbye.

There are so many postulates as to what could cause Alzheimer’s or what can make one’s risk of the disease increase.

Common Risk Factors of Alzheimer's

1. Age 5.8 million people aged 65 and above in America will come down with Alzheimer's and 80% of people aged 75 years and above will come down with this dreadful disease. This simply means the more one ages the higher the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

2.  Gender Alzheimer's is believed to affect more women than Men. There is a stroke of luck this reduced risk can be due to the use of Viagra early in life for boosting performance.

3.  Family history plays an important role as those whose parents or siblings had it are more likely to come down with the disease. Genes could be responsible for this condition with the likelihood of relatives of those who have the conditions also coming down with it. Scientists believed it could be connected to genes on Chromosomes 1, 14, 19, and 21.

4. Down syndrome sufferers have an increased risk of Alzheimer’s

5. Previous head injury is also implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.

6.  Also increased cholesterol and hypertension are linked with Alzheimer’s Disease.

7. Cigarette smoking is believed to increase your risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.

8. Alcohol use is also one of the risk factors for the disease

 



Viagra treatment for Alzheimer's Disease and prevention

Earlier scientists believed Alcohol and Cigarette smoking cessation, consumption of balanced diets, and Intake of green leafy vegetables are good preventive measures for preventing Alzheimer’s Disease. This is still true today as living a more healthy lifestyle will promote overall well-being.

 

Recently scientists are buzzing over the prospects of Viagra as a prevention for Alzheimer's and they believe it offers up to 69% chance of protecting us from the disease. This same drug that raised dead bones in the past is set to do this same miracle to our dead brain cells. Every man who has had erectile dysfunction or impotence most likely has something good to talk about Viagra. We’ve heard of women who drugged their man with this wonder drug just so he can be sweet in the middle.

 

A group of Researchers at Cleveland studied the Sildenafil or Viagra relationship with patients suffering the disease by sampling over 7 million persons and spanning the research over 6 years. It compared the efficacy of Viagra with other drugs currently being understudied as therapy for Alzheimer’s. This includes Losartan used for hypertension and Metformin used for sugar control in diabetes. It also included some unnamed drugs being studied for the same purpose.

 

 The study identified 55% less risk of developing Alzheimer's for those who took Viagra over Losartan and 63% less risk for Viagra over Metformin. They also found out that sildenafil was helpful in those who had co-morbidities like hypertension, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. These co-morbidities are usually associated with Alzheimer's.

 

These researchers are looking forward to a phase 2 randomized clinical trial to establish the cause and benefits of Sildenafil in neurological degenerative conditions like Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. They work night and day to speedily introduce Viagra in the market as a prevention for Alzheimer's. This will be great if it pulls through.

 

The researchers urge people to wait for the studies to be concluded before rushing into panic buying Sildenafil as the study so far only linked Sildenafil use with decreased incidence of the disease. Tara Jones a professor at Edinburgh University reiterated this by urging people not to be in a hurry to adopt Sildenafil as a preventive measure for Alzheimer's.

 

Viagra also called Sildenafil is a wonder drug, from the onset it was intended to treat heart conditions due to its ability to open the blood vessels; later it was found to also improve blood flow in organs and became useful in erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension. This popularized the use of Viagra for women.

Viagra for alzheimer's disease

 

Utilizing this drug for Alzheimer's Disease Treatment and prevention will offer a cheaper option in achieving what will be good for humanity as this will by far be cheaper to procure than an entire novel drug.  The world awaits this great news of the introduction of Viagra treatment for Alzheimer's Disease in the global drug market.

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