Meds and ED – How Much is Too Much?
How many meds do you take daily? If it’s almost a handful, look out: you may be at increased risk of Erectile Dysfunction, according to new research findings.
But surely this can only be good for me…
Pills Kill Erections?
Published in the British Journal of Urology, the study tracked medication usage and Erectile Dysfunction incidence amongst almost 38,000 men aged 45 to 69 over a year.
29% of those taking three or more meds daily reported moderate to severe erectile dysfunction, whilst for those only taking two or less this figure was reduced to 7%.
Drugs found to be particularly associated with erectile dysfunction were: SSRIs, tricylic antidepressants, beta-blockers, lithium, clonidine and thiazide diuretics.
Cut Back on Unneeded Meds
The link between multiple medications and erectile dysfunction is not yet fully understood. What this findings do suggest though, is that one easy practical step men can take to help Impotence, is to cut back on any unnecessary medications.
A brief consultation with a doctor is usually all that’s needed to trim back the daily meds regimen a little.