It’s common knowledge that bad breath and missing teeth can hurt your sex life. But according to a team of scientists from China’s Luzhou Medical College, poor oral hygiene can up your risk of erectile dysfunction as well. The results from this study are consistent with many others that have linked periodontitis with a number of other chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease.
Using animal models, the study found a direct connection between periodontitis –gum inflammation—and an inability to achieve and maintain an erection. The study authors note that doctors should start taking note of their patient’s mouths before prescribing medications for ED and that those with ED may benefit by taking more time to care for their mouths.
This isn’t uncommon, since there are a wide variety of symptoms that are present across a huge spectrum of diseases.
While there are a lot of clinical tests that can be run for different diseases, sometimes it can be difficult to know which tests to run if a person doesn’t exhibit enough symptoms for a particular disease.
Men with erectile dysfunction (ED)—a serious medical condition that affects more than 10 percent of men– have no shortage of medications to help them treat their condition. However, until recently, natural remedies for ED were few and far between. Not anymore. Adding to the slew of all-natural ED treatments comes a study published in this week’s “Journal of Impotence Research” finding that Pomegranate juice significantly reduced symptoms of ED in adult men.
In the study, a group of men with mild to moderate ED were asked to drink 8 oz. of POM brand Pomegranate Juice per day. The scientists found that nearly half of all pomegranate juice-drinking subjects noted improved erectile and sexual health. The researchers note that in the future pomegranate juice may supplant medications for ED treatment.
This chocolate ingredient packs quite a powerful punch with our pleasure receptors, but one has to wonder…if cocoa helps men with ED is it because of this chemical reaction in our brains?
Erectile dysfunction sufferers on the lookout for an easy way to treat their condition may have found it- ED can be improved simply by sleeping more, a duo of studies presented at the May 14th American Urological Association found. One study found a strong link between sleep apnea –a common sleep disorder that makes it difficult to breath during the night—and ED. Those with sleep apnea had double the ED risk when compared to those with normal sleep patterns.
The researchers aren’t sure why those with sleep apnea have issues with erectile dysfunction but they speculate that sleep may be important for regulating hormone involved in sexual function. The researchers add that those with sleep apnea should be treated by their doctor and should ensure that they get at least 9 hours of sleep per night.
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I have had a few letters come in during recent months asking about how an overload of iron in the blood can cause certain problems. Some of them ask about blood pressure and some are strictly regarding erectile dysfunction.
While women typically aren’t diagnosed with Hereditary Hemochromatosis until after menopause (the monthly period process helps eliminate excess iron), men will usually find a diagnosis between the ages of 40 and 60.
So what is Hemochromatosis? Simply put, it is a genetic problem that causes the body to absorb too much iron from the digestive tract. The liver is compromised due to the overload and then you wind up with a host of ugly symptoms that include:
According to a study from Yang-Ming University in Taipei, Taiwan and published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, men suffering asthma were almost twice as likely to develop erectile dysfunction than those without asthma.
Researchers pulled data from 3,466 males diagnosed with asthma from 2000 to 2007 and recorded how many developed ED in the following 4.5 years. Not only were men with asthma more likely to develop ED than comparison group, the more sever the asthma was, the bigger risk of ED.