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Does atorvastatin has an adverse effect on erection?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No, but

If you're taking a statin, it may be because you have high cholesterol or diabetes.
And these unhealthy conditions can cause vascular disease, which in turn can cause erectile dysfunction. I hope this makes sense...

In brief: No, but

If you're taking a statin, it may be because you have high cholesterol or diabetes.
And these unhealthy conditions can cause vascular disease, which in turn can cause erectile dysfunction. I hope this makes sense...
Dr. Scott Roseff
Dr. Scott Roseff
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: No!

Erection requires blood flow.
Erectile dysfunction is now thought to be a form of peripheral vascular disease that can possibly predate (come before) actual heart disease due to high cholesterol. If anything, aggressively lowering one's cholesterol (assuming that it's high) should help open up penile arteries. Check out http://bit.Ly/nmh32k which is a small study that suggests Atorvastatin helps.

In brief: No!

Erection requires blood flow.
Erectile dysfunction is now thought to be a form of peripheral vascular disease that can possibly predate (come before) actual heart disease due to high cholesterol. If anything, aggressively lowering one's cholesterol (assuming that it's high) should help open up penile arteries. Check out http://bit.Ly/nmh32k which is a small study that suggests Atorvastatin helps.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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