danidee
2 years ago10,000+ Views
Viagra Is Saving Children's Lives.
For nearly two decades, it's been one of the hottest, most in-demand prescription drugs for male impotency, but lately, Viagra has been in the headlines for a completely different reason. Yes, this little blue pill has been doing tremendous things for men, but it turns out that it's being used in children's hospitals to save the lives of patients ranging from premature infants to preteens.

Well, how?

Dr. Anne Chun of NYU's School of Medicine states that, while the pill was originally being used off-label to lower blood pressure, there has been a completely different condition Viagra has been proven to be far more beneficial for:

"It really helps to relax the blood vessels so that blood will flow normally from the body into the lungs and allow for normal oxygen levels."

This is especially important for babies suffering from pulmonary hypertension, a potentially lethal lung condition that is the leading cause of death in premature newborns.
It also assists with rare heart conditions typically discovered in the juvenile stage of life, keeping them alive and their circulation stabilized until they are able to receive the heart transplants that they require.
While primarily only used in certain children's hospitals at the moment, the study of 'off-label' Viagra's potential uses continues to prove extremely beneficial to the livelihood of many with circulatory conditions, and more and more hospitals are re-purposing the drug.

Would you let a doctor prescribe Viagra to your kids?

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@ButterflyBlu That's because you're a superhero mom. ;)
2 years ago·Reply
I'm having a real HARD time believing this. get it? ...hard.... Ok I'll go now.
2 years ago·Reply
@hhead232 BAH DUM CHHHH.
2 years ago·Reply
I can completely understand this! I'm a horse owner and when my mare hurt her hoof last year, we gave her Viagra in her feed. Horses have two large veins leading down to the hoof and the Viagra would help those veins contract and expand to allow more blood flow just like it does in the male penis. It also helped thin the blood! Sadly that mare passed away due to her hoof injury but it helped her stay with us much longer than expected. Viagra is a great way to help circulation!
2 years ago·Reply
Yeah, I mean that is the first purpose of Viagra. I think it would be wrong to not give the kid a medicine that will help them just because what mass media broadcast the drug as
a year ago·Reply
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