It's a nice thought, but given that ED affects up to 80% of men with MS I would think someone would have noticed a correlation by now. I guess we could give it to the women and see if it helps them.
Someone has:http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/ ... gra&rank=1
Please note: this does not mean everyone should run out and start taking Viagra.
Thanks for finding this patient. I find it ironic that the NIH will study hypoperfusion in relation to a drug, but will not study it in relation to a vascular condition. Note the papers the NIH links to as rationale (Lassmann et al) The same papers I've been linking to re: slowed blood flow in MS brains. This quote is a kick:
Although people with MS can have reduced blood flow in the brain as part of the disease process, it has been observed that men with MS may have increased blood flow to the brain while taking sildenafil citrate. This study will measure brain blood flow or blood volume in men and women with MS before and after taking Viagra and compare the results to those in healthy volunteers in an effort to better understand the disease.
Why not try and learn how come pwMS have reduced blood flow to the brain?? Why is it always about a pill?
PS--natural ways to get the same vasodilation are niacin flushes, sunshine, cardiovascular exercise, proteolytic enzymes all in the endothelial health program, now on www.ccsvi.org
under "helping myself"
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS