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Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Yes to both: Thyroid dysfunction --- either too much thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) --- can disrupt the male or female reproductive system by causing changes in sex hormones as well as prolactin. Alterations in sex hormones (testosterone in men, and estrogen in women) and prolactin, can in turn, lead to sexual dysfunction, including abnormal periods, and sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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Do thyroid problems in men cause impotence?

Do thyroid problems in men cause impotence?

Possibly: Both hypo and hyperthyroidism can cause erectile dysfunction (impotence). The condition of low thyroid levels (hypothyroidism) is more likely to do so. Furthermore, untreated hypothyroidism can lead to high prolactin levels, that may additionally contribute to sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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Tests show hypothyroidism; slightly below desired range. Will 30mg Armour Thyroid once a day help to improve symptoms such as erectile dysfunction?

Tests show hypothyroidism; slightly below desired range. Will 30mg Armour Thyroid once a day help to improve symptoms such as erectile dysfunction?

It may: While cardiac problems, blood pressure abnormalities and diabetes are the most common causes of erectile dysfunction, other metabolic problems including thyroid diseases can also cause ed. Therefore treatment of thyroid problem can improve erectile function in many cases. ...Read more

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Can wearing extremely tight jeans cause restocked and impotence problems in men?

Tight Pants no risk.: Hi at 18 it would be very difficult for the described scenario of tight pants causing impotence. If you are having any difficulty getting and maintaining an erection at your age please get in to see a physician expert in men's health. Impotence is a problem of both physical and mental components. You do not need to accept impotence yet. Please get some good advice from your personal doc! ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause impotence in men?

Can diabetes cause impotence in men?

Diabetes, impotence: Yes , diabetes is one of the most common causes of impotence. Other causes are high blood pressure, high blood lipids, smoking, low testosterone, and some medications can be problematic. ...Read more

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Does spironolactone for men block testosterone & causes impotence?

Does spironolactone for men block testosterone & causes impotence?

Common side effect: Spironolactone is considered a testosterone-blocker. While it is a blood pressure medication, it has side effects of breast development, decreased erections - particularly morning erections. Many transgender people use spironolactone as they are transitioning from male to female. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Would drinking vodka cause impotence in men?

Would drinking vodka cause impotence in men?

Drinking: Alcohol in excess can cause lower testosterone levels and make erectile dysfunction more likely. Acute alcohol intoxication is definitely a cause of acute erectile dysfunction. Small or moderate alcohol intake generally doesn't cause problems in most men. ...Read more

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Do men who are diabetic have problems with erectile dysfunction?

Do men who are diabetic have problems with erectile dysfunction?

Commonly: Many diabetics develop both neuropathy and vascular disease, both of which contribute to erectile dysfunction. Fortunately, there are ways to treat almost every man with e.D.: pills, penile injection (injection-erection), vacuum erectile device (pump), and implantable prosthesis. Many men suffer in silence. They should be encouraged to ask for help, speak frankly with their doctors. ...Read more

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I take 200 mg zoloft, (sertraline) 200 mg lamictal and 10 mg olanzapine since 4 years.Can it cause a permanent impotence and problems with erection for ever, even after stopping it. Am i in danger? What should I do

See comment: All these medication contribute to impotence the main question is : what is your basic condition that requires taking these drugs ? Usually after stopping the drugs condition may improve, but don't stop any without your doctors advice. ...Read more

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Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Erectile dysfunction refers to any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes so "erectile dysfunction" is a descriptive term ...Read more


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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more