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Overactive Thyroid is linked to occurrence of Erectile Dysfunction!

Date Added: July 02, 2012 11:35:44 AM
Author: SteveBrad
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Research on erectile dysfunction has been going on since long and we have various options to treat that as well, but the causes which lead to erectile dysfunction has always been on an increase. Doctors and scientist come across various cases of erectile dysfunction, but the causes are also many. The potential causes leading to erectile dysfunction are many and may vary widely from heart disease to emotional disorders, but researchers are finding that one common cause which is often overlooked. One such recent study published in the “International journal of Andrology” states that Men suffering from an overactive thyroid gland are at an increased risk for severe erectile dysfunction. The thyroid gland is found in the neck. It generates two hormones called thyroxine and triiodothyronine which impacts a number of features in the body such as heart rate. Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland becomes over active and generates too much of these testosterone, boosting up your body's processes. There seems to be considerable relationship between various thyroid conditions and impotence. Since thyroid disorder can impact as many as one in ten men over the age of 60, this may mean that many of the patients already suffering from erectile dysfunction or impotence and its relevant issues may have a reasonably easy condition to cure. The thyroid is basically a small gland which is located near the bottom of the neck. Because of its tiny physical feature, it secretes various hormones that have some level of control over various organs of the human body. Two of the most common thyroid disorders found in men are hyperthyroidism (when the thyroid is over productive), and hypothyroidism (when the thyroid is under productive). But unfortunately both this condition can lead to erectile dysfunction. In one of the journal “International journal of Impotence research”, a doctor has stated that “Erectile dysfunction is a frequent finding in patients affected by thyroid disease, be it patients with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism,” In one of the latest research led by teams from the University of Florence and the University of Manchester has proved for the first time that hyperthyroidism can prevent a man from attaining an erection. They also stated that as many as six out of 10 men with hyperthyroidism may encounter the problem and it could be very severe as well. Added to this statement there is a study published in the International journal of Andrology, that investigated the relationship between thyroid hormones and erectile dysfunction among 6573 men across several European countries. These men were initially tested for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) which is particularly responsible for controlling the production of thyroid hormones and also a free thyroxine (FT4) which is the active form of hormone thyroxine which is circulating in the blood. From these, the researcher’s isolated 16 patients with symptoms of hyperthyroidism. In one of the groups tested, men with hyperthyroidism were 14 times more likely than their counterparts to suffer from erectile dysfunction, and 16 times more likely in the second group.In one recent research, scientists from the University of Modena, looked at almost 50 adult men who had hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism issues. Each man was given a set of questions to answer about their sex-related function and were then asked more directly about impotence and related problems by a doctor. Ultimately, it was determined that over 63 % of the men with hypothyroidism issues were clinically identified as having low libido, symptoms of premature ejaculation. Among the men with hyperthyroidism, 50 % were clinically identified as having premature ejaculation, 17 % with low libido and 15 % with symptoms of erectile dysfunction or impotence.All of the men in the research were then treated for their thyroid disease. Among the men with hypothyroidism issues, the occurrence of premature ejaculation decreased from 50 % to 15 %. And the symptoms of low libido almost vanished in most of the men. The good news is that treating hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism will usually reverse the symptoms of ED. The doctors also stated that within six months of treatment, symptoms of ED may resolve permanently. If the ED is not relieved after six months, then various other treatments should be pursued. These treatments include intake of oral medicines like Generic Viagra or Kamagra Oral Jelly which effectively treats ED and is a much safer option.
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