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Viagra To Cure Infertility?

Viagra, the drug made famous for restoring potency to millions of men may help cure some women's infertility.


Three-month-old Michael Danford, hailed as the world's first Viagra baby, visited The Early Show Thursday with his very proud parents, along with the man who developed this new treatment, Dr. Geoffery Sher.


A preliminary study to be published in April's Journal Of Human Reproduction found that a new Viagra treatment helped previously infertile women get pregnant.


Findings


Viagra inserted vaginally and absorbed locally had zero side effects.


It causes the blood vessels in the uterine wall to dilate and this carries estrogen from the ovary to the uterine lining.


It doesn't make the uterine lining grow, but it enhances and improves blood flow to the endometrial lining.


How it Works


Viagra triggers the production of nitric oxide in the body and that could have harmful effects on an embryo.


It must be used with caution and stopped before embryos are placed inthe womb.


Women can't take their husband's Viagra and use it as a suppository to help her get pregnant. That's very dangerous.


Best Candidates for this Treatment


  • Women who have tried everything and are still not able to achieve pregnancy after in vitro.


  • Women who have tried repeatedly with good embryos and failed.


  • Women who are more likely to have a thin lining, like women with a history of infection of the lining or women with thyroid tumors.

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