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Erectile Dysfunction
and Asthma

A lot of medications can worsen Erectile Dysfunction (ED), which is common among men with asthma. That's why we recommend asthma patients consult their doctor if they're experiencing sexual issues.

They should also reach out to us, as it could be related to their asthma or another health concern.




If you have developed ED and have asthma, don't be alarmed.

We have several therapies that can help you overcome this.




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Shockwave Therapy for Treating ED in Asthma Patients

We have found that Focused Shockwave Therapy (FSWT) treatment for ED is often suitable for asthma 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.

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Using Functional Magnetic Stimulation to Treat ED

We also use Functional Magnetic Stimulation.

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.





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Asthma and Sexual Dysfunction

Asthma has been the subject of recent research investigating its potential impact on sexual health. 

While previous studies have examined the connection between asthma and decreased sexual desire or the influence of sexual activity on asthma symptoms, it is increasingly evident that individuals with asthma frequently experience difficulties with their sex lives.

In particular, the physical exertion associated with sexual intercourse can trigger wheezing, thus affecting sexual performance and satisfaction. Moreover, emerging evidence suggests that asthma may even contribute to the development of Erectile Dysfunction (ED).

According to surveys conducted among asthma patients, many individuals report that their illness interferes with their sexual activities. The physical strain involved in lovemaking can lead to wheezing and other asthma symptoms, limiting sexual endurance and satisfaction. As a result, patients experiencing such challenges are advised to consult their healthcare provider to explore potential solutions or to contact us for an initial consultation.

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Asthma as a Risk Factor for Erectile Dysfunction

In a noteworthy study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers conducted a five-year investigation to examine the association between Erectile Dysfunction and Asthma. The findings indicated that asthma could indeed be a contributing factor to the development of ED, and the risk of ED was shown to increase with the severity of asthma symptoms.

Comparing a control group, it was observed that nearly twice as many men with asthma experienced ED. These results emphasize the importance of recognizing the potential link between asthma and sexual health issues, particularly ED, and highlight the need for proactive measures in managing both conditions simultaneously. A study in The International Journal of Clinical Practice came to a similar conclusion. 





Medication Effects

It is crucial to acknowledge that certain medications used in the treatment of asthma may have adverse effects on sexual function, potentially exacerbating ED symptoms. Asthma medications such as beta-agonists, corticosteroids, and leukotriene modifiers have been associated with sexual dysfunction in some cases.

Therefore, asthma patients should discuss their concerns with their healthcare providers, who can provide guidance on alternative medications or adjustment of dosage to minimise the impact on sexual health while effectively managing asthma symptoms.




Erectile Dysfunction and Asthma FAQs

Can Asthma Negatively Impact a Man’s Sex Life?

Yes. Asthma can interfere and cause difficulties in performing satisfactory during sexual activity. Asthma symptoms such as wheezing, breathlessness, etc. can appear during sexual activity, and these issues can negatively impact sexual endurance and satisfaction.

Are Asthma and ED Associated with One Another?

Several research studies have shown that there is a connection between Erectile Dysfunction and Asthma. Asthma can be a contributing factor to the development of ED. Moreover, the risk of ED can also be associated with the severity of asthma symptoms.

How is Asthma Connected with the Development of ED?

The connection between Erectile Dysfunction and Asthma is not exactly known so far. But it’s true that male asthma patients are more vulnerable to suffer from ED than others. Certain medications that are used to treat asthma can act as contributing factors to the development of ED.

What Should I Do If I Suffer from an Asthma Attack While Having Sex?

If you suffer from asthma symptoms during sex, make sure to stop and take the inhalers prescribed by your doctor. Rest as long as you feel like the symptoms are there. When you feel better and asthma symptoms go away, then you can continue with your sexual activity.




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