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Health Dangers of Viagra

Many of the drugs used for treatment of impotence or erectile dysfunction have many dangerous side effects that may lead to death. Viagra when abused and misused may lead to heart attack, low blood pressure, stroke and even death.

Viagra is widely used for treatment of erectile dysfunction or impotence

Viagra and related remedies are widely used for treatment of male impotence or erectile dysfunction. Unknown to many users of these blue pills, Viagra has numerous side effects that may prove dangerous when it is constantly used and abused. Many users have silently succumbed to its many dangerous side effects since its discovery by Pfizer in 1998.

Dangerous side effects of Viagra use and abuse

The following dangers have been documented by reputable firms and organizations including the US Food and Drug Administration.

  1. Priapism – This refers to prolonged erection which in itself could lead to other numerous dangers already documented by this author. Viagra use has been reported to increase incidences of Priapism in men.
  2. Hypotension – If you though high blood pressure is terrible, try low blood pressure. Viagra use and abuse has been associated with low blood pressure or hypotension.
  3. Sudden hearing loss – The FDA warns that prolonged Viagra use could lead to sudden hearing loss.
  4. Heart attack – Viagra use and or abuse increases chances of suffering a heart attack mainly because of the aforementioned hypotension. Heart cells may die because of this leading to more debilitating results.
  5. Stroke – Disturbances of blood flow to any part of the brain among Viagra users has been associated to the development of stroke.
  6. Blurred or partial loss of vision – Users of Viagra have reported partial loss of vision and in some cases blue tinted vision, a condition known as cyanopsia. It results from ischemic optic neuropathy due to insufficient blood flow to the eye.
  7. Ventricular arrhythmia – Also known as ventricular tachycardia, ventricular arrhythmia refers to very fast heart rate originating from the ventricles.
  8. Sudden death – Many Viagra users have succumbed to sudden death mainly due to many of the listed dangerous side effects. The late Nigerian president Sani Abacha is famed to have been one victim of this.
  9. Others – There are many other side effects that may not be life threatening but may scare many would be users. Headache, flushing, nasal congestion, and indigestion or stomach upsets are some of them.

Viagra contraindications

Many users tend to ignore contraindications when it comes to many prescription drugs and Viagra is not an exception. Following doctors’ advice might as well save your life. Patients already using nitrogen containing drugs, those who have in the past suffered from low blood pressure, heart attack or stroke and those with impaired liver and or kidney function should desist from taking Viagra.

Additional reading

Agony in the bedroom: When impotence strikes

An Orgasm a day keeps the doctor away

Frigidity: When sexual intercourse becomes a nightmare for women

Impotence: When a man’s dog won’t bark just yet

Premature ejaculation: A nightmare between the sheets

Priapism: When an erection becomes life threatening

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  1. Apart from the above mentioned, if a child is born by use of viagra, the child would have many medical complications.

  2. Rather than trying these stuffs, there are a no. of natural remedies free of side effects. Thats my suggestion to all guys out there who need treatment.

  3. Viagra also causes blindness, a nice share

  4. Very informative.

  5. Not there yet! so good to hear it has the side effects he he, only joshing… it is a god send to an awful lot of folk cheers

  6. This was a very informative article. Viagara has a lot of serious side effects. Men should really think twice before using it because it may help with intimacy issues (I’ll keep it clean LOL!), but the side effects are not worth it.

  7. Very informative post and an eye-open for those who would think of using this drug he he!

  8. Nice Share.

    :-)

  9. great share

  10. Very true post. Why let go one’s life for a few minutes pleasure. Use natural aphrodasiacs!

    I dont know if this is a fact or a rumor, but Viagra was accidental discovery when medics tried to find a cure for heart disease.

  11. Informative article. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Highly informative. Well-written and presented. I didn’t know about priapism. Is that possible? I learned a new term tonight.

  13. Raj, you are right, it was accidental but has changed some people’s sex life for the better and killed a few.

  14. interesting, let this serve as a warning.. =)

  15. It sounds downright dangerous to me. I am not sure it would be worth risking your health for a bit of pleasure. A very informative post.

    Christine.

  16. very good write here… agree with Christine.

  17. Userful information to make note of. Thanks. :)

  18. Some time ago, I decided I will never even try viagra :) Now I can add reasoning to that devotion. Though, I am still unsure why did I originally come up with that idea (well, maybe it was because of some character in some TV series that took it and 1st point happened). Anyway, I am happy that my best friend down there does not need any help :) .

  19. Useful information.

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