We all know V!agra as the little blue pill that helps men with erect!le dysfunction. But did you also know that it can help women who suffer from cramps during their period?
Research in the past few years has shown that women can take V!agra orally and have relief from cramps, however the side effects such as severe headaches don’t make it such a great choice for cramp relief. Researchers from Penn State College of Medcines have been looking for ways to help those with primary dysmenorrhea (painful cramps during menstruation) without having the headaches. What they have come up with is an interesting approach.
The study group was made up of 25 women between the ages of 18 and 35. One group placed the pill inside of their [email protected] to see if the relief was still the same as taking the pill orally. The other group had a placebo. The control group said that they did not have as much pain as compared to the placebo group. The researchers believe that it is due to the blood vessel dilation and increase of blood flow that occurs when sildenafil (V!agra) gets into the system.
Many women over the course of their lifetime have PD and often seek treatment for it. This is one of the reasons that the researchers believe that finding a medication or a means to help them is necessary. Many women use Tylenol or ibuprofen, but some cannot handle those types of medications. If used long-term ibuprofen can cause kidney damage and also ulcers. The researchers feel that if women had a drug that could help them ease the pain of the cramps they would not have to run the risk of those side effects by using traditional pain killers.