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Erectile Dysfunction & Migraines

Many conditions and the medications used to treat them have an adverse effect on Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and ED is a common problem among men who suffer with migraines. That’s why our experts advise that migraine patients consult their doctor and also approach us if they are having problems with sexual intercourse as it may be as a result of their migraines or another indication of poor health.

Problems with ED leave it impossible for many men to achieve or maintain an erection. But now with Focused ShockWave Therapy (FSWT) and other ground-breaking clinical technologies, Mansmatters is able to reverse this decline in many migraine patients.

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Men suffering with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) are 63% more likely to also have been given a diagnosis of migraine headaches than men without ED. This link is particularly pronounced in younger men in their 30s. One plausible explanation for this association is the chronic pain experienced during migraines. The continuous pain and discomfort associated with migraines can potentially affect sexual function and libido, especially during episodes of intense pain, while on the other hand, some people find that sex can relieve migraine.

Role of Dopamine: Dopamine, often referred to as the “pleasure chemical,” is believed to play a role in both migraines and sexual function. Researchers have proposed that dopamine dysfunction may contribute to the development of migraines as well as ED. However, further research is needed to fully understand the underlying mechanisms and specific interactions between dopamine and these conditions.

Increased Libido With Migraines

Migraines and other types of headaches can have a substantial impact on libido and sexual function. During painful episodes, individuals may experience a decrease in sexual desire and encounter difficulties in achieving or maintaining an erection. However, it is worth noting that some individuals with migraines have reported experiencing an increased sex drive and a stronger desire for sexual intercourse. A 2006 study published in the journal Headache discovered this intriguing phenomenon.

Researchers suggested that the low levels of serotonin often found in chronic migraine sufferers could be responsible for this heightened sexual desire. Sexual satisfaction is known to increase serotonin levels, and it is postulated that a biological need to replenish this neurotransmitter may contribute to the reported increased sex drive in some individuals with migraines.

Migraine Medication Side Effects

Another factor that may contribute to the connection between ED and migraines is the potential side effects of medication. Certain drugs prescribed for migraine treatment can have adverse effects on sexual function and may contribute to the development of ED. It is important for individuals experiencing both migraines and ED to discuss their symptoms with healthcare professionals to evaluate whether medication adjustments or alternative treatment options are necessary.

Research into Erectile Dysfunction & Migraines

A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine published in 2022 revealed that migraine was associated with a significantly higher risk of ED as compared to the non-migraine general population. (1)

While a study published by the International Headache Society in 2012 concluded that ED is associated with having been previously diagnosed with migraines, particularly in younger populations. (2)

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Shockwave Therapy for Treating ED in Migraine Patients

We have found that Focused ShockWave Therapy (FSWT) treatment for ED is often suitable for migraine patients. This innovative therapy targets the vascular system, stimulating the creation of new blood vessels, regenerating existing ones, and significantly improving nerve and surrounding tissue function. By enhancing blood flow to the erectile tissues, FSWT enables individuals to achieve natural erections without relying on pills or methods that may interfere with foreplay, offering a potential avenue for individuals seeking non-pharmaceutical solutions.

The erectile dysfunction therapy we undertake at our clinic is performed using the latest Swiss engineered technology shockwave system, the STORZ DUOLITH® SD1 which provides ultra-focused shock wave therapy, superior to radial shockwave used by many other practitioners and which is the most advanced device of its kind available today.

Using Functional Magnetic Stimulation to Treat ED

We also use Functional Magnetic Stimulation (FMS) to treat men who suffer from migraines and ED. FMS is a non-invasive treatment modality that uses high-intensity electromagnetic fields to stimulate nerves in the pelvic area, which can improve blood flow to the penis. FMS helps improve penile blood flow and erectile function by addressing important underlying factors that contribute to ED.

If you suffer from both Erectile Dysfunction & Migraines please contact us by phone or by completing the form below to arrange for an initial FREE consultation.