Flying high on Viagra

viagra00It sounds like a joke, but Israel’s air force is considering giving its pilots Viagra to improve their performance in the air.

A recent study showed a link between Sildenafil and improving performance in high altitudes.

The Viagra’s active ingredient was found to make mountain climbers perform better in an environment with lack of oxygen, which causes dizziness and fatigue.

This research has led doctors to consider giving pilots flying at high altitudes (up to 50000 feet) anti-impotence drug.

Viagra is considered to be effective in these type of conditions because long shortage in oxygen leads to high blood pressure in the lungs and the drug helps to deal with that.

Now Israel’s pilots will be flying better and faster not only to fulfill their missions but to return home as quickly as possible while Viagra’s effect lasts.