Erectile dysfunction in sleep apnea

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Avatar n tn I have a mild case of narcolepsy and a mild case of sleep apnea. I'm taking about 40-60mg of Adderall per day. I'm also taking Remeron 30mg and Klonopin 1mg for depression/anxiety issues related to my sleep problems. Also taking 40mg of Nexium right now for acid reflux problems. My last physical was in July 2007. I had blood and urine tests done, but everything came back normal. Although I didn't realize it, my erectile/urinary problems had already begun at this point.
Avatar m tn Calorie control, portion sizes (no super-sizing), and low-sugar, low-carbohydrate diet should be eaten. Then erectile dysfunction is also common in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea induces hormonal alterations, deviations in neural regulation, endothelial dysfunction, and changes in microvascular perfusion that can cause or contribute to the development of erection problems.
Avatar m tn Adding, I also snore loudly (for past 5 yrs) and have sleep apnea .. I use MAD (Madibular advancement device) started using it past 3-4 months .. it does make my snoring better.
Avatar dr m tn The scary statistic is that this condition is not diagnosed in about 80-90% of people who have it, so instead, they are being treated for the end result which can be diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, etc. It is also known that significant sleep apnea happens in about 35% of chronic snorers. It’s also important to note that you don’t need to snore to have sleep apnea, as well.
Avatar n tn If one has central sleep apnea or complex sleep apnea, you wouldn't know that and your treatment may not be effective. Granted, that is not the majority of those with sleep apnea, but if you're in that minority, it would matter to you. Aside from identifying more complicated apneas, in a sleep lab, your oxygen levels, heart rythyms, brain waves, and muscle activity are all reported for the duration of the night.
Avatar f tn Certain medications or substances such as excessive alcohol intake, and ilicit substances particularly marijuana can lead to these symptoms of apathy and not sleeping too. In addition, with excessive sleepiness, a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea or other rarer sleep disorders would be a possibility. If he snores and sometimes seems to stop breathing at night, and particularly if he is over weight, sleep apnea would need to be excluded, even at his age.
Avatar dr m tn Besides the whole host of health problems that snoring is associated with, like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, snoring is even linked to erectile dysfunction in men. Fortunately, snoring is something you can get rid of. The problem is in knowing how. Why Snore? Snoring is probably one of the most frustrating conditions not only for the snorer, but for spouses and bed-partners as well. It’s also one of the least understood medical conditions by most doctors.
Avatar m tn erectile dysfunction since 1999; tics in both feet (toe-wiggling) probably due to neuropathy, and now in synch with the stacatto-like sensations (musically-rhythmical) in my addled brain. Other than FUBAR, any idea what I have - or what I have and am not aware of having?
Avatar n tn Then the most disturbing symptom, I developed erectile dysfunction, which has become chronic. A trip to urologist didn't reveal anything. I am seriously fatigued, maybe suffering from depression. I have leg pain extending into my buttocks, almost a numbness. I awake nearly hourly each night. A suffer daily headaches and daily indigestion. I seem to get tired and winded easily. I have a great deal of difficulty concentrating, almost a "brain fog".
Avatar m tn I use a cpap for sleep apnea, My tryglycerides are at 300 and I am working to lower that. I also have spondylolisthesis L5 on s1, have bone spures and some calcification between vertabraes at base of neck. On the matter of L5 on s1 I do have some minor spinal cord pinching and chronic low back spasms. I had one Physician assistant at the VA tell me that the pinching of cord at L5 S1 is high enough up that it would not be causing any ED symptoms, I would not know if this is true or not.
Avatar dr m tn If you have more than 10 to 15 apneas every hour, then you may be diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. Untreated obstructive sleep apnea can lead to depression, anxiety, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, memory problems, hypertension, glucose intolerance, going to the bathroom often, heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
Avatar dr m tn Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very well-known complication of sleep apnea. Having ED can predict the presence of sleep apnea in the majority of patients. Brain Damage From Poor Breathing While Asleep Untreated sleep apnea also increases your chances of microscopic strokes and small vessel blockages in multiple, critical areas of the brain. One recent study showed that sleep apnea patients have 20% smaller brain volume in the Mammary bodies.
414491 tn?1203388679 As a result, not only people with Sleep Apnea can have sleep deprivation, their bed partner will also suffer sleep deprivation when their sleeping quality is affect by a people having Sleep Apnea sleeping next to them. They will feel excessive daytime sleepiness, irritability, lack of productivity and falling asleep in driving (called drowsy driver syndrome).
Avatar m tn Erectile dysfunction can be linked to hypertension and LVH through the common mechanism of vascular dysfunction. However, vascular dysfunction leading to erectile dysfunction would be more common in patients with longstanding disease such as many years of uncontrolled hypertension or poorly controlled diabetes.
454606 tn?1361929280 The features of this disorder include orthostatic intolerance, erectile dysfunction, bowel hypomotility, urinary incontinence and respiratory disturbances, such as sleep apnea and laryngeal stridor. You may have non-obstructive, central, sleep apnea, resulting in decreased blood oxygen levels. Sleep apnea can cause a great variety of neurological symptoms, so that pain and loss of sensation could be related to the apnea.
Avatar m tn Everything else was normal. I'm set to do a sleep study in a couple of weeks to rule out sleep apnea, a condition I am doubtful that I have. But I feel terrible almost all the time -- severe fatigue, tremendous difficulty concentrating and focusing (and, of course, getting my work done), body aches (especially in the left shoulder), etc. My doctor last week prescribed Vyvanse to help boost energy levels and focus, and that seems to help a little bit, but only a little bit.
Avatar f tn Occasional temporary insomnia happens to most at some time or another. If it persists, a sleep study can be useful in identifying any sleep disturbing disorders. Some meds are known to disrupt sleep, as well as some mood disorders, and also things like sleep apnea or limb movements. You have every reason to presume your insomnia is temporary or at least treatable.
Avatar n tn Hi, its good to see the physician for an evaluation and better care. It seems probably sleep apnea or even a bad dream at time. Is there anything else that happened in sleep like body movements or stiffness etc. Relax till seen by physician and keep updating the visit. BYE.
Avatar n tn I am 60 years old and have the same problem. I can't find any information specific to waking up every two hours. But I wake up EVERY TWO HOURS EVERY NIGHT. Seriously you could set you clock to my nighttime schedule. I go to bed at 9pm, I wake up, look at the clock, it is 11pm. I go to the bathroom and urinate, go back to bed, fall asleep within five minutes. I wake up, look at the clock, and it is 1 am. Every two hours.
Avatar m tn 7-cm hemangioma on my liver, but everything else looked good. My EKG was good. Everything else was normal. I'm set to do a sleep study in a couple of weeks to rule out sleep apnea, a condition I am doubtful that I have. But I feel terrible almost all the time -- severe fatigue, tremendous difficulty concentrating and focusing (and, of course, getting my work done), body aches (especially in the left shoulder), etc.
Avatar m tn Thanks... I am also having all sorts of ED (erectile dysfunction) issues as well as when I wake in the morning....the first thing I do is urinate for what seems to be two minutes straight, regardless if I got up at night to drink anything. Any difference in your opinions?
Avatar m tn Unresolving skin rashes, jock itch, intertrigo of the skin folds in groin and TONS of erectile dysfunction problems still! I never had ANY of these until early 2008 when almost all started. Fatigue is daily also, however I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. While this may give reason for the fatigue, its the other symptoms that scare the hell out of me. Everything I have read says that recurring skin fungal and intertrigo are usually due to compromise immune system including from HIV.
Avatar m tn There are many reasons for decreased semen volume like prostrate diseases, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, tumors, osteoporosis, heart disease, hormonal imbalances etc. If you have any medical conditions for which you are on treatment, consult a urologist, to check whether those medical conditions or drugs might be causing a decline in the semen quantity. Are you experiencing this problem now or since adolescence you had this problem?
Avatar m tn And the cyst did go down and is now hardly noticeable. I also failed to mention that I had a sleep study done which showed no obstructive sleep apnea. However my sleeping environment for the past year was very poor as there was much noise as i lived near a highway. I would have trouble falling asleep with the noise but eventually got over it. Since then all these issues started to occur.
Avatar n tn I would always attribute it to something stupid like I had sugar too late. Well I also I have sleep apnea and at the point of these attacks I was not wearing my CPAP mask like a dummy. Every since I started wearing that again I dont have these attacks.
Avatar m tn Could this waking up in the middle of the night constantly be linked in any way to ‘sleep apnea’? (I doubt this is the case as I am certainly not overweight and have never woken up and struggled to breathe, but I just thought I would make sure). The only other thing I can think of is that the treatment has caused the side effect of too much red blood cell production, which I guess could well cause insomnia.
Avatar f tn After aout a year we found out my husband had a sleep disorder, he's on a sleep apnea machine and also wakes up numerous times in the night and hen surfs the net. I am a light sleeper so we decided sleeping in separate rooms would be best. Sex dwindled after that. Last year, I went through a health scare. I needed to talk about my fears and after awhile he stopped listening to them and wasn't supportive. I think that was when things really went downhill.
Avatar m tn Hi. I’ve had extreme fatigue, depression, muscle weakness and pain, erectile dysfunction, stopped having dreams, dry skin and hair, gained 8 lbs suddenly, BP spikes, constipation, back and joint pains, etc... for a year now. Turned 50 ironically at this same time and was in best physical and mental shape of my life. I’ve been on trt for 7 years and 6 of these years have been the best era of my life. Well, that came to an immediate halt a year ago and turned into the worst period.
Avatar m tn -anxiety -irregular sleep pattern. He can sleep for a full night, but his timing fluctuates unless medicated. -sleep apnea which has grown much worse in the last year -mood swings -hopelessness and irritability -very cold feet, even to the touch -body parts fall asleep easily -high blood pressure -high cholestrol -very dry and thick skin -fatigue. I mean absolutely no energy even when his mind has plenty of energy. Sometimes he wants to do things and just can't. -weight gain.
233616 tn?1312790796 this hormone is produced in the pituitary and is ESSENTIAL to tissue repair which occurs mostly at night in 3rd and particularly 4th stage sleep. the goal of treatment is not just to kill the virus but to see the liver repair itself. FOR SOME REASON Hepatitis can stop the pituitary from functioning. If this happens the disease progresses rapidly, and you feel far worse than your years with lots of odd ailments popping up. The test you need to ask for is called an IGF-1.