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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Dr Visamba
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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.

mbava
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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!!!!

Abie Tumelo Sekete
Guest

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

Kenkkk
Guest

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.

Big Show 11
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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?

stupid
Guest

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

chilikumpani chauma
Guest

Well explained Dr

watcheya
Guest

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

Nebuchadnezzer
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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!

dusty
Guest

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

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