Info Viagra side effects

igor_kavinski

Platinum Member
Jul 27, 2020
2,546
1,304
96
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1124975/
There is scientific evidence that men who suffer from ED who take Viagra nightly — versus on an as-needed basis — found that normal erections returned. "If you would like to be sexually active in five years' time, take a quarter of a pill a night—we have data to show that will facilitate and prolong nocturnal erections," Professor Irwin Goldstein of Boston University, Massachusetts said in 2004.
According to Dr. Mareiniss, the most common are flushing (feeling of warmth), headaches, dyspepsia (that's indigestion), and transient visual change. The NIH notes other side effects can include heartburn, diarrhea, nosebleeds, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, numbness, burning, or tingling in the arms, hands, feet, or legs, muscle aches, changes in color vision (seeing a blue tinge on objects or having difficulty telling the difference between blue and green), or sensitivity to light. It's important to note that all medications have side effects; be sure to talk with your doctor before starting any.
The NIH warns that Viagra can cause severe side effects including sudden decrease or loss of hearing, ringing in ears, dizziness or lightheadedness, fainting, chest pain, blurred vision, worsening shortness of breath, erection that is painful or lasts longer than 4 hours, itching or burning during urination, or rash. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor immediately.
Sudden severe loss of vision may be a rare but serious side effect. "Some patients experienced a sudden loss of some or all of their vision after they took sildenafil or other medications that are similar to sildenafil," explains the NIH. "The vision loss was permanent in some cases. It is not known if the vision loss was caused by the medication."
The NIH reveals that there have been reports of heart attack, stroke, irregular heartbeat, bleeding in the brain or lungs, high blood pressure, and sudden death in men who took sildenafil for erectile dysfunction. "Most, but not all, of these people had heart problems before taking sildenafil," they explain. "It is not known whether these events were caused by sildenafil, sexual activity, heart disease, or a combination of these and other causes. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking sildenafil."

I probably will never use Viagra. The extreme side effects are beyond scary.
 

IGBT

Lifer
Jul 16, 2001
17,774
60
91
Cigarettes smokers are at greatly increased risk for heart / cardiac events due to the fact that smoking has beat up their respiratory / cardiac system and impacts micro vascular system. Sildenafil and similar accelerates the consequences of smoking. There are a number of scholarly articles on the net covering this.
 
  • Wow
Reactions: igor_kavinski

swetajoshi

Junior Member
Jun 27, 2021
2
1
41
yes, I agree with you @IGBT Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body.

1. Lung Cancer

Smoking cigarettes affects lung health because a person breathes in not only nicotine but also a variety of additional chemicals.

2. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

COPD is an obstructive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It causes serious long-term disability and early death. COPD starts by making it hard to be active, such as playing with a grandchild, then usually gets worse, until climbing a short set of stairs or even walking to get the mail is exhausting or impossible. It can leave people stuck in their homes, unable to do the things they want or see friends.

3. Heart Disease

Smoking cigarettes can damage the heart, blood vessels, and blood cells.
The chemicals and tar in cigarettes can increase a person’s risk of atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of plaque in the blood vessels. This buildup limits blood flow and can lead to dangerous blockages.
Smoking also increases the risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD), which occurs when the arteries to the arms and legs start to narrow, restricting blood flow.

4. Stroke

Because smoking affects your arteries, it can trigger stroke. A stroke happens when the blood supply to your brain is temporarily blocked. Brain cells are deprived of oxygen and start to die. A stroke can cause paralysis, slurred speech, altered brain function and death.

5. Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that makes it harder to move air in and out of your lungs; otherwise known as "breathing." Because cigarette smoke irritates air passages, it can trigger sudden and severe asthma attacks.

6. Reproductive Effects in Women

Smoking can cause ectopic pregnancy in women, which is when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the uterus. The egg can't survive and, if left untreated, can be life-threatening for the mother. Smoking also causes reduced fertility, meaning it makes it more difficult to get pregnant.

7. Premature, Low Birth-Weight Babies

The effects of smoking not only impact mom's health, but also that of her baby. Smoking while pregnant can cause babies to be born prematurely and/or with a low birth-weight. Babies born too early or too small have increased risk of health complications and even death.

8. Diabetes

You're more likely to get type 2 diabetes if you smoke.

9. Blindness, Cataracts and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Smoking cigarettes can cause eye problems, including a greater risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
Other vision problems related to smoking include:
  • Dry eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
 
  • Like
Reactions: IGBT

IGBT

Lifer
Jul 16, 2001
17,774
60
91
yes, I agree with you @IGBT Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body.

1. Lung Cancer

Smoking cigarettes affects lung health because a person breathes in not only nicotine but also a variety of additional chemicals.

2. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

COPD is an obstructive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It causes serious long-term disability and early death. COPD starts by making it hard to be active, such as playing with a grandchild, then usually gets worse, until climbing a short set of stairs or even walking to get the mail is exhausting or impossible. It can leave people stuck in their homes, unable to do the things they want or see friends.

3. Heart Disease

Smoking cigarettes can damage the heart, blood vessels, and blood cells.
The chemicals and tar in cigarettes can increase a person’s risk of atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of plaque in the blood vessels. This buildup limits blood flow and can lead to dangerous blockages.
Smoking also increases the risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD), which occurs when the arteries to the arms and legs start to narrow, restricting blood flow.

4. Stroke

Because smoking affects your arteries, it can trigger stroke. A stroke happens when the blood supply to your brain is temporarily blocked. Brain cells are deprived of oxygen and start to die. A stroke can cause paralysis, slurred speech, altered brain function and death.

5. Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that makes it harder to move air in and out of your lungs; otherwise known as "breathing." Because cigarette smoke irritates air passages, it can trigger sudden and severe asthma attacks.

6. Reproductive Effects in Women

Smoking can cause ectopic pregnancy in women, which is when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the uterus. The egg can't survive and, if left untreated, can be life-threatening for the mother. Smoking also causes reduced fertility, meaning it makes it more difficult to get pregnant.

7. Premature, Low Birth-Weight Babies

The effects of smoking not only impact mom's health, but also that of her baby. Smoking while pregnant can cause babies to be born prematurely and/or with a low birth-weight. Babies born too early or too small have increased risk of health complications and even death.

8. Diabetes

You're more likely to get type 2 diabetes if you smoke.

9. Blindness, Cataracts and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Smoking cigarettes can cause eye problems, including a greater risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
Other vision problems related to smoking include:
  • Dry eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
wondering why the Package Warnings haven't been updated to reflect the seriousness of the well documented "cause and effect" consequences?? I know many smokers who have diabetes and eye sight problems..
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY