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Risk for heart patients cut by erectile dysfunction drug

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Apr 21, 2017, 4:05 pm IST
Updated : Apr 21, 2017, 4:05 pm IST

The drug cut chances of hospitalisation and death among people who had suffered a heart attack.

The drug is good for prognosis (Photo: Pixabay)
 The drug is good for prognosis (Photo: Pixabay)

Men across the world are affected by erectile dysfunction for various reasons with age being the most common reason as a large number of men over 40 struggling to maintain an erection for long. There are also several means and medicines to cure erectile dysfunction.

Recently a new erectile dysfunction drug was launched which also increased the size of the penis, and now it has been found that people who survive heart attacks have lower chances of death or getting hospitalised again when they started taking drugs used to cure erectile dysfunction.

Apart from the drug being good for prognosis, an active sex life also cuts the risk of death in people. This finding is particularly interesting since the drug has also been connected to higher chances of heart disease in men.

Having an active sex life has been considered a major indicator of healthy lifestyle among people in their 70s and 80s. Meanwhile the effect of drugs on heart attack risks wasn’t specified.

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