Viagra Use Expanded

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A recent study published October 20 in BioMed Central showed that an ingredient in erectile dysfunction medications like Viagra improves heart performance in patients who took it.  It seems to prevent the heart from increasing in size and changing shape in patients suffering from left ventricular hypertrophy.  Now come the jokes from the article:

  • The headlines for this were pretty fun, too, saying Viagra doesn’t just perform in bed, it’s time to “forget sex” and hey – get a heart on with Viagra.
  • ABC: “A viagra a day, not an apple, a viagra a day may keep heart problems away.”

I think that is the most impressive part about Viagra after all these years.  The joke or attempts at jokes.  I mean, no one ever does a Cialis joke, right?  Three cheers for Viagra.  Here’s to you for staying firm after all these years with jokes that never become limp. Ok, I’ll stop.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  8 comments for “Viagra Use Expanded

  1. Bill Ameen (Lord Womb-de-Tomb)
    October 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Apparently Viagra (and all the others) increases the risk of melanoma by acting on skin receptors too…What a trade-off! Another hazard…When it first came out, Jay Leno asked Rodney Dangerfield on the Tonight Show if he’d tried it…Rodney tugged at his tie and said, “Man, that stuff works! My wife almost broke a tooth!”

  2. Lance
    October 22, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Ever since Cialis received its once a day indication for BPH, it’s the only medication that lets you come and go at the same time.

  3. Lady Madonna Lactans
    October 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Their publicity is super-effective as an acquaintance’s 19-year-old son recently walked away from his first visit to a new PMD with a sheaf of prescriptions, among them Viagra.

  4. Melinda
    October 21, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    My husband came up with a joke awhile back about Pfizer, whose two top products are Lipitor and Viagra. He says their slogan must be, “DOWN with your cholesterol and UP with your…um….love life!”

  5. October 21, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Wrong headline. Should be, Viagra use Enlarged.

    • Doug Farrago
      October 21, 2014 at 11:29 am

      well done

  6. Sir Lance-a-lot
    October 21, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Yeah, I have been impressed with their steady publicity over the years.

    Very few companies are able to keep it up for that long.

    • Doug Farrago
      October 21, 2014 at 11:29 am

      LOL

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