Erectile Dysfunction Could Mean Something Bigger: Osteoporosis
Fellas – if you’re having problems getting it up in the bedroom, you may be at risk for a more chronic disease: osteoporosis.
According to a 2016 study, men with psychogenic or organic erectile dysfunction were three times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men without ED.
The statistic gets worse for men between ages 40 and 59 with ED, Huffington Post reported. Their risk of developing osteoporosis rose to a 3.6 times likelihood.
There are more than 3 million cases of ED in the U.S. every year. It’s most common in men over 60, but the dysfunction can be diagnosed in men as young as 19. In some cases, ED can be chronic, lasting for many years or a lifetime.
Some of the symptoms include a reduced sex drive, soft erections, anxiety and trouble getting or maintaining an erection, according to Mayo Clinic.
Researchers believe the following may be reasons why men with ED are high-risk for osteoporosis:
- They have a lower amount of naturally available testosterone.
- Studies show a higher risk of bone fractures in men with low levels of testosterone, and…