Malawi diabetic men warned on Viagra use

Program manager for Communicable diseases in the Ministry of Health, Dr Beatrice Mwagomba has warned men with diabetes to desist from using the anti-impotence drug Viagra without consulting their doctor as it has some inside effects.

Dr Mwagomba: Consult doctors before using Viagra

Dr Mwagomba: Consult doctors before using Viagra

Mwagomba made the remarks on Thursday in Blantyre when responding to a question during a news conference on the occassion of the World Diabetes Day commemoration which was held on Friday.

She confirmed that one of the main sexual problems men with diabetes face is the inability to have an erection due to the vascular system can impair blood flow.

Mwagomba said if the blood vessels aren’t functioning properly or if an artery is blocked, not enough blood will travel to the penis, making it difficult to get an erection.

She went on to state that millions of men suffer from impotence, and it is more common among men with diabetes than others.

“The most common causes of impotence in men with diabetes are physical problems such as blood vessel disease and nerve disease. When nerves are damaged, small blood vessels don’t relax, so they can’t grow larger with the flow of blood that causes an erection,” she said.

She however, warned that despite Viagra being tested and found effective in men with diabetes, many men take the lifestyle medications without consulting their doctor which is risky.

In  her speech, Diabetes Association of Malawi President Timothy Ntambalika appealed to religious leaders to desist from telling diabetic patients to stop taking medicine for prayers.

“A patient is on insulin and here comes a religious leader telling him to throw that away for prayers. Do not tell lies to people because no any bible college teaches pastors to tell their flocks to throw away medicine for anointed water,” she said.

She however, lobbied for a national conference on this issue because he said it now getting out of hands, as hundreds of diabetic patients are told to stop taking medicine for anointed water.

“We are not undermining their faith but they must know that they are killing innocent people because most of them obey their teachings since they are desperate,” he said.

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23 thoughts on “Malawi diabetic men warned on Viagra use”

  1. Dr Visamba says:

    Viagra can really be dangerous to diabetic people. Local Gondolosi flour can do a great job without any side effects than using a poisonous blue pill that is expensive and has side effects.Nawonso a diabetic needs a moment of passion sometimes.Gondolosi and mthiburo can do a great job.Find me at Lilongwe bridge if you want to taste the concotion .Alot of men with bedroom issues have testified of this wonderful concotion..Dont suffer in silence when you friends are punishing their insatiable unrepentant women.My number is 09998320877.

  2. mbava says:

    But what is the nation doing with this woman, Mrs Malenga and her clinic, Moyo wathanzi.she is busy preaching, misleading people on Times TV that she drugs for illness like Diabetes, TB, blood pressure and even HIV/Aids. I have heard her telling people that they should stop taking ARVs and TB drugs and take her herb medicines – my God!! Mayi atha anthu uyu. medical council of Malawi and Ministry of Health are just quiet, God forgive!!!!

  3. Abie Tumelo Sekete says:

    Thanks very much doctor i am one of the people who do that without consulting.

  4. Kenkkk says:

    God created people in his own image and people can do anything including making medicines which are also God’s creation. So pastors should stop giving misleading and erroneous advice to people not to take medicines. Prayers are the last resort when our God given medicines have failed or can go together with taking medicines.

    God told Adam and Eve to fend for themselves including making their own medicines when they were sick. They didn’t rely on prayers alone. That has been the history of the human race and medicines. They are God given.

  5. Big Show 11 says:

    Doc u have clearly explained what causes impotence,but not why a diabetic man shouldnt take viagra other than consult his dic before doing so.How about taking mthubulo,gonandzoloro,chiswabumbu ,kkuchapamanozolo or mizinya?

  6. stupid says:

    As a country we have more important issues to talk about, how about thousands of children dying from basic necessities.

  7. chilikumpani chauma says:

    Well explained Dr

  8. watcheya says:

    It takes a believe by faith to move mountain not to stop a to win b God gave the power to step on scorpion and snares by belief in Jesus name viagra no viagra if your body was disturbed it was disturbed we do kill our bodies by uncontrollable thoughts we don’t live 4 sex we do sex coz if we fail to live without it henceforth one is enough if you love each other truelly so if you body can’t erect then you have a reason to stay without it y viagra

  9. Nebuchadnezzer says:

    I think it’s high we as a country enacts a law to check extent of influence which these so called prophets or evangelist have on de pple oda wise dey r taking advantage of pple’s desperation to manipulate dem hence killing dem in de process!

  10. dusty says:

    Alot of people have died after swapping medical advice and medicine for faith and beliefs based on religion. Time to get Real.!!!!

  11. Chiluwa says:

    Zikuchitika ndi mapaster ena mzachibwana akupha anthu

  12. Nabanda says:

    Kodi kumwa mankhwala ndi tchimo? If so, let God forgive me becoz ndikadwala ndi mamwa makhwala

  13. Mwana Mulanje says:

    When Dr Mwagomba warns about use of viagra by diabetics, does that include herbal aphrodisiacs such as gondolosi and mthibulo as well?

  14. Chilombo says:

    I noticed that a lot of Malawians don’t do physical exercises to keep their bodies in shape.Amaona ngati kudya bwino kapena kulemera ndiye kuti ukhale ndichimimba chachikulu,ena amachita kunyadira akuti manda ankhuku.Its so sad that even their own partners amapanga encourage.”koma amwali amuna anu akukudyetsani bwinotu,kunenepa chonchi” and for men its “man zikukuyenderanitu,thupi likuchita kunena lokha” munamuonako Bill Gates thupi lake?Simphawitu ngati ife but he has a graet body,ndiye tikamalephera kutota tizti wina watilodza.Akazi akuMalawi amakana mamuna wodzisamalira thanzi lake amvekere “chi bouncer chimenecho sichikamandimenya?Olo chikanditsamila mamwamba ndingachikwanitse ine?Amaona ngati ukakhala wa body yabhoo ndiye kuti ndiwe omenya.Dzuka malawi!Tisamla bwanji dziko pamene tikukanika kusamala thanzi lathu lomwe?IT BEGINS WITH U!!!

    1. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

      Koma Iwe Chilombo, wandisekesa heavy bwa? Mau amene ali m’ma “quotation”‘wo, sindinawanve mpaka lero. Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Kikikikikiki…!

  15. Sapitwa says:

    Pofunikanso azimai aphunzitsidwe za mmene angatsamalire amuna awo omwe ali diabetic. Zakudya zoyenera, massage makamaka pa nsana pa kuchokera pa khosi mpaka mu chiunomu,encourage their husbands to exercise regularly, kusiya kumwa mowa, kuyendako barefoot.

  16. wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!! says:

    Kodi inu mukufuna kuti anthu asamanjoye kukadapo eti? (Is the objective partly to discourage the use of Viagra (Sildenafil), period?)
    As pharmaceutical scientists know, big V is a group of PED inhibitors. and as such works by inhibiting Phosphodiesterase, an enzyme that contracts blood vessels. Thus increasing blood flow to the penis – hence the desired erection.
    There are many reasons, arguably most of them psychological, for the failure of Viagra in men. The drug does not set the stage for intercourse. It works when the stage is already set. This is very important, and many men are not counselled regarding this fact.
    When advanced damage to nerves or neuropathy is involved, insecurity regarding “performance” by the man is a major problem. But neuropathy alone is not recognized as an impediment or a real contraindication in the use of Viagra or other PDE inhibitors.
    Guilt conscience is also known to be a reason for “non-performance” among some users of these drugs.
    I would be more concerned with priapism, even though it is rare. Definitely take Viagra away from Nitrate users. Over the past few years, the FDA has mandated manufacturers of these drugs to add warnings about possible hearing and vision loss. Users are urged to stop using the drug at the first sign of these symptoms.
    In practice, these drugs have improved the sex lives of many Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. No question there. As long as users are aware of the risks, and are careful.

  17. Ayobeee de Zobue says:

    You say like this because you are ignorant of the power of the cross. Read Mark 16:15-20 where we get th powers from. Do not despise men of God you will be cursed. Read Amos 7:10. May the lord give you wisdom and knowledge for you to know His purpose on human life.

  18. advisory committee says:

    If viagra is not good what is the solution? This doctor would have went further to give altenative prescription rather than just saying viagra may be bad. Does shev have limited knowledge?

  19. Mnyamata wa nzeru says:

    Well done Beatrice!! Tell Malawian men to be going to the gym as well!! Nanga mzibambo mimba kukula ngati ali ndi pakati pa ma triplets!!! Aaaaaaa!!!

  20. Vwapuvwapu says:

    Yea!! You so called miracle healers kill many people on earth than a bulet these days.
    Last time in Blantyre ena anaziponya pamoto ndikupya, anafa, inuyo mukudyabe ndalama zawanthu kumbuyo kuno. Shaaah! Ndinu mukakhala nkhuni kumwamba mukayamba kuphya kkkkkk

  21. I agree the religious people should focus on preparing people to enter heaven after they are dead not speeding them to leave this planet to the grave by falsely making them believe that their diabetes or indeed any other physical disease be cured by prayers. Such religious people are committing a sin of killing people and will be accountable before God

    1. drogba says:

      when people die, they die and go to the grave. they do not go to heaven. that is why there’s going to be resurrection. people will be resurrected from the grave and not from heaven. Lazarus was resurrected, not from heaven, but from the grave

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