Sex | Three Drugs That Inhibit Sexual Function

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January 19, 2017
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Hey, it’s Dr. Jack Wolfson here, The Paleo Cardiologist. I want to talk to you today about three classes of drugs that are known to inhibit sexual function.

First off, when it comes to sexual function, there are a lot of pieces to the puzzle.

Number one is your interest in having sex. This is called libido.

Number two is the arousal necessary for intercourse.

Number three, maintaining the arousal and erection.

There is a part of the brain and neurological system called the autonomic. Balance in the autonomic nervous system is essential to sexual function. This is really where the doctor of chiropractic shines to restore that balance.

But let’s talk about these three classes of drugs.

Number one as a cardiologist of course are the cardiovascular drugs. Specifically, the blood pressure drugs. Beta blockers are absolutely classic for that side effect but any class within the cardiovascular space can cause those effects and, once you remove those drugs, typically sexual desire and sexual performance comes back into play. And the statin class of drugs that reduce cholesterol levels down, and by reducing cholesterol levels down, some people can actually have their testosterone levels reduced because testosterone comes from cholesterol and if we’re not making cholesterol, if the statin drugs block our ability to make cholesterol, then we could have problems with that and I’ve seen that many times in my career.

The second class of drugs is of course the anti-depressants. This class includes some of the best-known drugs. The Prozacs, the Zolofts. All of those drugs can certainly lead to sexual dysfunction, loss of interest, loss of performance etc. The third class of drugs, and this is mostly for the men out there, some of the drugs used to treat prostate issues can certainly affect sexual performance. They clearly interfere with the body’s hormone production, so it could be something else that you need to look into and maybe look to your doctor for some natural remedies to help with sexual function.

Now one of my favorite products when it comes to boosting sexual function is of course organic beetroot powder. We affectionately term that product the “boner juice.” It is tremendous for cardiovascular health but also can help with erectile function because it increases nitric oxide. What else increases nitric oxide? Viagra. Some why not do it naturally with a with an organic food-based source that has so many different benefits there?

So, when it comes to sexual health, look at the drugs first. When it comes to any complications or any side effects or any problems you are having, always think of the pharmaceutical side effect first.

There is a natural way. There is a better way. Continue to watch me and we’ll talk about it. Have a great day!

 

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