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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Friday, December 10, 2021

alzheimers news-the blue pill may help


finally there is a new clinical trial on alzheimers for mainly men that will probably have no trouble getting men to sign up for it

its using the blue pill
the blue pill

if you dont know what the blue pill its 

whats viagra
its used for erectile dysfunction and for pulmonary arterial hypertension

as us in the medical field know a lot of men have taken viagra over the years

how is this related to alzheimers disease

researchers using computer analysis looked at multiple drugs that are already available that work on certain pathways in the body
these pathways are related to alzheimers

one drug that stood out was viagra or sildenafil

using computerized insurance claims and records they looked at a large number of mostly men who had been on viagra

what they found was that those folks had a 69% lowered risk for alzheimers 

thats significant

here is an article that goes into more detail on the study

a large clinical trial will be done using biomarkers to see what effect viagra may have on these biomarkers and on alzheimers development

i know in alzheimers there is brain shrinkage seen on mri brain scans
i wonder if the blue pill makes the brain swell to normal size

it probably works on its effect on some biochemical pathway like it does with pulmonary hypertension

it works in men by opening up the arterial supply that the body usually normally opens up so the affected organ works as its designed to work

maybe the viagra somehow causes an increased blood supply to hit the brain
or some other pathway not known

if you are a male
this might be an alzheimers study you might want to sign up for
if your mate will let you do it

the organicgreen doctor

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