Erectile dysfunction in liver disease

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Avatar f tn On a related subject, men with cirrhosis commonly have both lack of libido and erectile dysfunction (ED) because the liver is part of the system for processing both male and female hormones. Men and women have a balance of male and female hormones. With advanced liver disease the balance of hormones changes thus producing characteristics of the opposite sex. As the liver fails the processing of hormones also fails. In fact men with cirrhosis have higher amounts of female hormones.
Avatar f tn DHEA Rarely estrogen producing tumors. Liver disease I think can be an issue. And stress and depression. One problem in the US is 20-40% of adults suffer from metabolic syndrome. That's playing havoc with endocrinologists right now. Not to mention you can have both. Doesn't help that most doctors have been taught in med school that male sexual health is psychiatric problem by definition.
Avatar f tn I need some advice on what to do. My boyfriend is experiencing tremors, no sex drive + erectile dysfunction, he is tired a lot as well his eating habits are off plus I believe he is depressed. He finds his vision affected sometimes and he is very light sensitive. He had his eyes checked and they were fine. He had his blood tested and all were fine. At first I was thinking hyperthyroid. His heart, liver, kidney are in good shape. Plus his blood pressure is normal.
Avatar f tn It won't hurt to put it on your salad just in case. Ev Lee Swanson Research Update Olive Oil May Protect Against Liver Damage November 2010 Olive oil compounds may protect against oxidative stress in the liver, according to a new study in rats.
Avatar m tn I had a liver transplant in 2000 after getting cirrhosis following hepatitis and ABVD chemotherapy and after failing interferon alpha therapy. Unfortunately the HCV was not eliminated and when I ran across an article that indicated that losartan(Cozaar) a blood pressure medicine may reduce or eliminate fibrosis I asked my doctor to change on of my blood pressure medicines to it which he did, coincidently on that visit he detected some fibrosis by feeling the stiffness of my liver.
Avatar m tn Excess glucose and fructose are stored as fat lipids after they are metabolized in the liver. The synthesis of these excess fats deactivates the SHBG genes (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) which control your testosterone and estrogen levels. The sex hormones is greatly influenced by the levels of SHBG. The imbalance in these hormones may lead to deterioration of your sexual function. This also increases the chances of acne, poly cystic ovaries, uterine cancer, heart disease, and infertility.
Avatar n tn If you are asking because you are considering (or currently using) anabolic steroids there are plenty of other more pressing reasons - liver tumors, erectile dysfunction, etc. - to not use them but this would also be a reason.
Avatar n tn I had a similar situation; Erectile dysfunction set in in 1997. Viagra helped when it came on the market. Retrogressive ejaculation followed in 2001; it may be as a result of damage done during removal of kidney-stone although doctors seem to disagree on this. Found blood when masturbating (but none in urine) earlier this year. Saw doctor and had pta test done. It was normal. I went though hell while waiting on result. I was almost sure I has cancer. The condition cleared up.
Avatar m tn Your doctor must know your entire medical history, whether you are a heart or liver or kidney disease patient, whether you have a male organ deformity or such diseases that do not permit the use of Cialis in the body or even pleasures activity. Cialis functions like those kinds of drugs that block the action of PDE5 enzyme to help the erection to occur and be maintained. Do not consider it to be an aphrodisiac as it will not enhance your libido.
Avatar n tn I hear you - after only a year I've had thoughts of throwing myself under a bus just to not experience these sensations anymore, they can drive you crazy. Can't imagine what 12 years would be like. The good news is, medicine is improving all the time. My wife, a radiologist, is one of the doctors leading the charge to get better computer imaging of the body, including the genitourinary system. They literally are advancing in this technology in leaps and bounds.
Avatar n tn Actually, on a serious note, there have been a number of articles and studies linking HCV with erectile dysfunction. In addition, the tx also has a very negative impact on erectile function. But, the disease itself often impacts erectile function. Here are just a few links: (a pretty solid study)
5856747 tn?1403352282 Recent published clinical trials show benefit for this treatment far beyond boosting libido or reducing erectile dysfunction. It is now becoming apparent that TRT has the potential to not only prolong life but to also improve the quality of that prolonged life. In addition to this exciting news, criteria for deciding who might benefit from this treatment have been greatly simplified.
Avatar n tn Hi, Thanks for writing in. There are both physical and emotional causes implicated in erectile dysfunction. But it is important to confirm whether it is erectile dysfunction or not and that can be done by a specialist with examination, history and investigations. Common casuative factors include anxiety, stress, depression, excess fatigue or dissatisfaction with the relationship with the partner.
Avatar m tn Urologists have special expertise in sexual health. Some specialize specifically in erectile dysfunction. They can help assess your condition and determine its cause. •Seek mental/emotional health treatment. Stress, anxiety and depression can cause erectile dysfunction. Even the fear of having erectile problems can make them worse. Talk to your doctor to see if these issues are playing a role in your ED. Treatment with a mental health professional might help.
Avatar f tn If the condition persists, the medical term is erectile dysfunction. In your case it can be due to psychological stress or other causes.
1116669 tn?1269146866 This percentage remains consistent both in men without liver disease and those in the early stages of liver disease.
Avatar m tn B12 deficiency may also cause impotence in men. B12 deficiency can result in erectile dysfunction (ED) because the nerves in the penis can become damaged making it impossible to achieve or maintain an erection. We routinely see general practitioners, internists and urologists prescribing medications for patients with ED. We also see them blaming other disease processes, such as diabetes, for ED impotence, or incontinence.
Avatar n tn His fibrosis has gotten worse since on treatment (from stage 2, to 3, to 3/4). He also has erectile dysfunction. So his doctor has given him Viagra AND prescribed topical testosterone cream. According to the literature on the testosterone cream, he should NOT be using it with liver disease. His doctor also lets him take tylenol for aches and pains associated with the treatment. He pops tylenol probably everyday.
Avatar m tn According to a study published in the Central European Journal of Urology, researchers found that high fructose corn syrup — the dietary villain that’s attracted all the wrong kind of attention these days because it’s the main sweetener in soda — increased the risk of erectile dysfunction, because it raises cholesterol levels and damages the arteries in the penis. When you’re buying fish, always opt for wild over farmed, which is often packed with contaminants.
Avatar m tn Some people taking these drugs can have trouble getting in the mood (loss of libido), have trouble performing (erectile dysfunction, or ED) or have difficulty in achieving orgasm (anorgasmia ). Can anything be done about it? Which drugs can cause sexual problems? Antidepressants Sexual dysfunction has been reported with all classes of antidepressants: MAOIs, TCAs, SSRIs, SNRIs and newer antidepressants.
Avatar n tn There is also a potential for cardiac risk during sexual activity in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease. Therefore, Penegra should NOT be used in men where sexual activity is inadvisable because of their underlying cardiovascular status. The use of Penegra offers no protection against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Patients should continue to use protective measures necessary to guard against these diseases.
Avatar n tn I read a study that showed an increase in platelets and albumin levels and subjects with liver disease. I will be watching the news on this. I saw an older study that showed Losartan to be just as good as Nadolol (Propranalol) at lowering portal pressure but they had a later study that supposedly still shows Nadolol to be better . If it is even almost as good, it might be worth the risk to get rid of some liver scarring for stage 4's like my husband.
Avatar m tn liver is loaded with zinc, which is essential for keeping testosterone levels up and prevents your body from converting T into estrogen. Beef liver is also high in Vitamin B12, a deficiency of which has been lined to erectile dysfunction. Eggs, choline, a powerful natural chemical that not only burns fat but can help set you afire. Choline triggers the production of nitric oxide (NO), which relaxes arteries in the penis and enables blood flow to do its thing.
Avatar m tn Lack of testosterone can also decrease libido, cause erectile dysfunction, spur osteoporosis and lead to a loss of muscle tone and mass. Recent studies show that men with low levels of free testosterone are at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, since the important substance is not present to protect brain cells. One way it protects is by suppressing cytokines, which are immune chemicals that promote inflammation.
1469903 tn?1286650297 Diseased small blood vessels in the back of the eye cause the leakage of protein and blood in the retina. Disease in these blood vessels also causes the formation of small aneurysms (microaneurysms), and new but brittle blood vessels (neovascularization). Spontaneous bleeding from the new and brittle blood vessels can lead to retinal scarring and retinal detachment, thus impairing vision.
Avatar m tn Hello I am a 21 year old man. I had erectile dysfunction and terribly low libido for 5 years. (no more morning erections :(, half-soliod erections) I recently decided to go to a urologist to check what is wrong. He ordered testosterone and prolactin dosing. Results: Prolactin 21.67ng/mL (normal<18 in men) but shouldn't it be around 8 at my age? Total Testosterone: 521 (normal between 100something-1000something) but shouldn't it be around 670-700 at my age?
Avatar n tn Our success rate and survival is statistically very good compared. Whether we transplant with liver disease depends on the type of liver disease. Severe heart failure causes fluid retention and congestion of the liver mimicing cirrhosis. Optimizing the heart failure will help the liver if this is the cause. If he does not respond to medical therapy, we sometimes us an invasive heart pump called a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to bridge to transplant.
19878771 tn?1485881971 - Problems with sexual function that can include erectile dysfunction (ED), decreased desire for sexual activity (decreased libido), and a decrease in the number and quality of erections. - Some men may notice smaller testes (hypogonadism). The amount and force of the ejaculate may also decrease. - Emotional problems, including depression, irritability, anxiety, problems with memory or concentration, or decreased self-confidence can occur.