Medications contributing to an increased risk for erectile dysfunction

More meds, more problems

One of the biggest problems with mainstream medicine is the ever-lengthening list of medications most patients find themselves taking as they get older. Individually, each of these drugs poses risks of their own. Combined, they can actually contribute to even more health problems.

In fact, a new study shows that all those medications–even over-the-counter ones–are likely contributing to an increased risk for erectile dysfunction in men. That’s right, a group of researchers found what’s called a “dose-response effect,” meaning that the more meds you’re taking, the worse the risk (or severity) of ED.

This study, which was part of the California Men’s Health Study, involved 37,712 men between 45 and 69 years old. Nearly one-third (29 percent) reported moderate or severe ED.

When researchers examined the men’s medication use in conjunction with their ED complaints, what they found was startling.

Across all age groups, ED was more common as the number of medications increased.

And it appears to be a direct correlation, since the finding held true even after researchers factored in other conditions that can cause ED–like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity.

Here’s the good news: Following my New Hamptons Health Miracle is the simplest way to turn the tables on ED. First of all, it can help reduce the number of medications you need. Plus, it eliminates all those other ED risk factors too.