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Erectile Dysfunction and Thyroid Disease

Men with Thyroid disease may have already discovered that they face a number of health problems which can affect their heart, energy, metabolism, and other issues such as muscle loss. However, they may be in the dark that it can also affect Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and therefore their sex lives. Fortunately, this area of their problems can now be overcome with cutting edge scientifically proven medical advance which include Focused Shockwave Therapy (FST) and other technologies used in together with it. MansMatters is one of the few clinics in Europe able to help Thyroid disease sufferers regain their erectile function in this way.

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Your thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that can be found sitting in the middle of your neck. While most of us don’t know what a thyroid is, or what it does, you should know that the thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones that play essential roles in almost every function of your body.

Thyroid hormones are chemical messengers, and they deliver important instructions to cells, organs, and tissues throughout your body, including those that involve sexual health and pleasure.

Both hypothyroidism an underactive thyroid and hyperthyroidism an overactive thyroid, have been linked to Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and, low libido.

How Thyroid Problems Contribute to Erectile Dysfunction

Men with thyroid problems have low testosterone and the lower this drops the higher the risk of experiencing a decline in sex drive. It’s not uncommon for patients with hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism to suffer from both exhaustion and depression. Each of these problems can reduce libido drastically.

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism published a report in 2008 reporting that researchers who looked at hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism issues found that 79% of the 71 men with thyroid problems had Erectile Dysfunction to some extent and this was more pronounced in men with hypothyroidism.

Additionally, hyperthyroidism is also often paired with premature ejaculation, while hypothyroidism is often paired with delayed ejaculation.

Fortunately, treatment for both conditions can relieve erection problems.

Men with hypothyroidism can take medicine that brings thyroid hormones back to normal by replacing the amount of hormone that your thyroid is no longer making. This is typically done with a medication prescribed by your GP.

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Best Foods to Improve Hypothyroidism

Men with hypothyroidism should eat more foods that contain iodine, zinc, and selenium. Foods such as roasted seaweeds, salted nuts, baked fish, fresh eggs, and dairy products such as ice cream, milk etc. can improve the condition of hypothyroidism in many patients.

Best Foods to Improve Hyperthyroidism

Appropriate diets for hyperthyroidism are slightly different to diets for hypothyroidism. To improve the condition of hyperthyroidism, you should eat foods that are low in iodine, high in iron, high in selenium, vitamin D and calcium. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli are very good for hyperthyroidism patients. What’s more, foods such as red meat, dried beans, nuts, chia seeds, egg white, oats, etc. can also be beneficial for hyperthyroidism patients.

How to Cope with Thyroid Disease

Thyroid diseases can cause troubles in daily life as well as in the sex life of male patients. To cope with these diseases, one should always consult a specialised doctor and follow the instructions. Eating a healthy diet, stress management, stopping smoking, practicing good sleep hygiene, and maintaining an adequate weight are vital for thyroid patients to enable them to cope better with their problems.

While ‘little blue pills’ are effective for treating ED and do not interact with thyroid treatments, many men find that after using them for some time the pills stop working effectively. Another problem is that many couples complain that they take the spontaneity out of sexual intercourse as this has to be planned in advance.

That’s why at MansMatters we use a combination of ground-breaking technologies that enable you to enjoy penetrative intercourse spontaneously without resorting to pills, restoring your confidence and libido.

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Our ED Treatments

Our unique combination of treatments include Focused Shockwave Therapy, Extracorporeal MagnetoTransduction Therapy (EMTT) and NanoVi, all of which are compatible with one another. Shockwave therapy increases blood flow in the penis by generating new blood vessels. EMTT further improves blood flow inside the penile tissues, as well as hastening the healing process of the body. NanoVi technology also repairs cell damage, repairs the endothelial function in the penis and further improves overall erectile function. Interestingly enough, when shockwave therapy is used in conjunction with EMTT and NanoVi, the effectiveness of these therapies increases.

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Sexual Dysfunction and Thyroid Disease FAQs

Thyroid hormones are very important for a healthy sexual function in men. Thyroid hormones basically act as chemical messengers and deliver vital instructions to various cells and tissues of the body. These hormones play a crucial role in carrying important instructions to the cells and tissues which are involved with sexual health as well.

Thyroid disease can be responsible for the development of ED in men. Various clinical research has been undertaken on this issue and found a strong link between thyroid disease and ED.

Thyroid diseases can lower the testosterone hormone level in men causing a low libido, while exhaustion and depression caused by thyroid problems can additionally affect libido. Together, these issues can greatly impact men’s ability to obtain a strong and spontaneous erection to enjoy penetrative sex.

Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, can cause ED in men and are considered as risk factors. However, men with hypothyroidism are more vulnerable to suffer from ED compared to men with hyperthyroidism.

Thyroid hormone has been shown to affect Sex Hormone-Binding hormonal Globulin (SHBG) concentrations. Men with hyperthyroidism have higher concentrations of testosterone and SHBG. Thyroid hormone therapy in normal men may also duplicate this elevation.

Certainly, for example, men with hypothyroidism are usually at more risk of suffering from delayed ejaculation, whilst men who have hyperthyroidism usually suffer from premature ejaculation.

While, treating thyroid diseases often improves erection problem, there’s no guarantee that better erectile function will be restored just by treating it. Many men may have thyroid diseases as well as vascular issues, which will almost certainly negatively impact his erectile function. In these circumstances simply treating thyroid diseases is unlikely to be sufficient to restore ED.

Undertaking  physical exercise regularly, plus following a healthy diet that consists of low sugar and low processed foods, reducing stress and maintaining a healthy body weight, will help maintain a healthy thyroid level. In addition, if someone has hyperthyroidism, they should eat foods with low-iodine, cruciferous vegetables, dried beans, green leafy vegetables, etc. While people who have hypothyroidism should follow a diet that contains iodine, selenium, zinc, vitamin B12, etc.