Viagra Helps Paul Breathe More Easily

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Alarm bells rang for Transline-Resource employee and active Rugby League player, Paul Coates when he increasingly found it harder to draw breath. Despite a determination to overcome the bouts of breathlessness, a series of blackouts whilst training with Wyke ARLFC prevented him taking any further part in the sport he loved.

At just 30 years old Paul was severely worried about his overall health so he sought help for the condition, which was leaving him heavily fatigued after the most basic of tasks. After visiting the doctor in his home town of Bradford, Paul was subjected to a string of tests to find out the root cause of his problem.

It was a worrying time, said Lowmoor lad Paul, who manages the financial records in the payroll department of the leading HGV driver and industrial recruitment firm. When the results came back I was shocked. Id been diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension a rare, incurable lung condition affecting 4000 people nationally. It was not triggered by anything. Its just basically bad luck. I must have walked under a few ladders or something!

Happy to discover the condition was treatable, Paul was then left bemused by one of the medications prescribed to him Viagra.

As well as taking the well known sexual stimulant alongside drugs, Bosentan and Warfarin, the Payroll Team Manager regularly visits specialist PH hospital, the Royal Sheffield Hallamshire for on-going screening and monitoring.

Fortunately the condition seems to have stabilised and Ive noticed a real improvement in the quality of my life, added Paul, who spends much of his spare time raising awareness for PH through the blue lips campaign. His wife Suzy also runs triathlons with the money she raises going towards the worthy cause.

Transline-Resource Joint Managing Director, Jon Taylor says: It was a real shock when we learned of the seriousness of Pauls condition but the speed in which hes learned to cope is testament to his strength of character. His treatment has raised a few eyebrows in the office but if it works then its worth it and it seems to be doing just that. As a business well do everything we can to support Paul as hes a popular member of staff and wed like him to continue in our employment well into the future.

If you would like to find out more about Pulmonary Hypertension please visit www.phassociation.uk.com

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