Erectile Dysfunction and Thyroid Disease
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.
Meanwhile, ‘little blue pills’ are effective for treating erectile dysfunction and do not interact with thyroid treatments. However, many men find that after a while ‘little blue pills’ stop working effectively while 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 once again without resorting to pills, restoring your confidence and libido so that you no longer worry about premature ejaculation.
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