You wouldn't think young boys would be given Viagra….
However, it has recently been found that the little blue pill can actually be a cure for adolescent boys with early stages of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
DMD is a muscle-wasting disease that usually affects young boys. It causes muscle weakness and loss, usually confining patients to a wheelchair by age ten. Most don’t live past 30.
A study on mice found that Viagra was able to normalize abnormal heart function within a few days.
Eventually researchers would like to test this Viagra treatment on younger boys aged 8 to 12 who do not yet show significant heart problems.
Viagra is already FDA approved, under the name Ravatio, to treat pulmonary hypertension. It has been used by doctors for many circulation and heart function issues as well.
Who would have thought Viagra could help save more than sex lives!
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