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A 74 year old man took TWO tablets of Viagra, at once. He took it because he wanted to sexually impress during a night of passion with a woman almost 50 years his junior, but things didn’t quite go according to plan
Retired hairdresser Ray Boddington, 74, had picked up the pills from a friend in his local pub after scoring with the 27-year old woman, Mirror has told us. But as he left her apartment after a night of nookie, Ray was taken ill at a bus stop with major heart palpitations and an ambulance had to be called.
As he lay in the back of the ambulance a paramedic treating the father of six told him: ‘It’s coming down” only to then add: ”I’m talking about your blood pressure’’. Tests showed Ray had a high blood pressure reading of 157/88 – a normal reading shouldn’t be above 140/90. His heart was also beating at a high rate of 102 beats per minute – above the regular 60-100 beats.
The pensioner, from Salford, Greater Manchester – a former contestant on The X Factor – was allowed to stay in the vehicle until his heart rate went back to normal. He did not require any hospital treatment over the incident on October 25.
Ray said: “The paramedics told me you shouldn’t take two and I want to pass on that warning that it can make you ill, it can make your blood pressure go sky high or you could have a heart attack.
”It was only two hours after taking the tablets when I began began to feel faint. I could my heart pounding in my chest and the blood rushing from my head. I thought I was having a heart attack and I was going to die.” “Imagine if someone dies because no-one has spoken about the dangers. People shy away from the subject. It took around 24 hours for things to go back to normal.”
“In the ambulance the paramedic said, ‘it’s coming down’, I said ‘it doesn’t feel like it’s coming down’, she said, ‘no, I’m talking about your blood pressure’. Lol. What kind of wahala will sex not cause in this world?
Patients taking Viagra are less likely to suffer a heart attack, new research claims.
Men taking the impotence drug were found to have a lower risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart failure than those not on the medication.
The findings mean Viagra could soon be used to treat hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients and even prevent fatal heart attacks, scientists say.
Experts from the University of Manchester studied 6,000 diabetic patients who had been given Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction.
The drug relaxes muscle cells in the blood vessels supplying the penis, allowing more blood to flow there.
This increased blood flow increases the likelihood of getting an erection.
Given the increasing reports of deaths in which the use of Viagra may be implicated, clinicians need to exercise caution when advising their patients with heart
Experts believe a key ingredient in Viagra called PDE5i, which relaxes blood vessels, also prevents damage to heart cells.
Heart failure is caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.
It most often occurs because the heart muscle has become too weak or stiff to work properly and is usually treated with medication which supports the heart.
Despite diabetics being prone to heart problems, the study participants did not suffer as many incidents as similar patients not on the drug.