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Men who regularly take pain relievers such as ibuprofen and aspirin may be at increased risk for erectile dysfunction, new research suggests.
"It needs to be tested in a clinical trial designed to look at this," Kraus says. He agrees it's premature for men to avoid NSAIDs based solely on this new research.
Regular users were about 2.4 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction than men who didn't use those drugs regularly or at all.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
You know, after thinking on this, it seems that we could have a reversed cause and effect here.
The motrin isn't what causes it. It is the pain/discomfort. The act of pain is physically exhausting, not to mention distracting. I can also imagine the health problems that would be associated with the increase of pain. High blood pressure is a major killer of erections. And a side effect of chronic pain.
Originally posted by whaaa
reply to post by James1982
On the other side of the spectrum...
714s used to be the stuff that reputations of "majicman" were built with and the dividends were fantastic. They don't make em any more. Those were the days!!!
I haven't noticed any ED with analgesics and I use em for Arther as well.
edit on 2-3-2011 by whaaa because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Jinglelord
I swear my first thought when I see a study like this is "Alright who has a new and improved drug coming out soon?"
As the Texan above noted it shouldn't be a surprise that people with chronic pain might have an ED issue as well. I think the real issue is a pharmaceutical company prepping for a new drug release. The clinical trials aren't done which translates roughly as they aren't sure if their hybrid Viagra-Asprin will kill people slow enough to pass the FDA requirements.