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Does Xarelto Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Plenty of men struggle with erectile dysfunction at some point. Usually, it is not anything that cannot be solved. If you take Xarelto, it may have a connection with your erectile dysfunction. Understanding the relationship between Xarelto and erectile dysfunction may help you prevent it.
There is no scientific evidence that shows a connection between Xarelto and erectile dysfunction. However, it has been linked to erectile dysfunction. The reason why you need to take Xarelto may be why you have erectile dysfunction.
The drug is a blood thinner. It prevents blood from clotting. The drug is used to treat conditions such as; deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. If you are on the drug, you are likely to have risk factors for blood clots. They include:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
These conditions are also risk factors for erectile dysfunction. It may be impossible to tell whether erectile dysfunction is a result of the condition or the drug Xarelto.
If you are not sure if the real cause of your erectile dysfunction is Xarelto, you should seek the opinion of your urologist. You may find that it is caused by other factors. The following questions may help you determine whether your erectile dysfunction is caused by the drug:
- What might be the primary cause of my erectile dysfunction?
- Can I make lifestyle changes to manage the problem?
- Is my medication contributing to erectile dysfunction?
You and your doctor can work together to establish the primary cause of erectile dysfunction. From there, you can come up with a treatment plan. If the doctor can’t find the cause of your problem, they may prescribe medication.
Other Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
The most common cause of erectile dysfunction is aging. However, this does not mean that it should be a part of getting old. Other causes of erectile dysfunction include the following;
Erectile dysfunction can be a warning sign of more serious issues. It is wise to see a doctor before drawing any conclusions. Treating the underlying condition may treat erectile dysfunction. Some conditions that increase your chances of getting erectile dysfunction include the following:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Depression and anxiety
- Peyronie’s disease
If you are on medications other than Xarelto, it may be increasing your chances of getting erectile dysfunction. Many types of medication may be causing your problem. Do not be quick to conclude that Xarelto is the problem. Even over the counter drugs can cause the problem.
Once your doctor establishes a drug that may be causing the problem, they will adjust your prescription. This means you have to go through trial and error before finding the right medication and dosage.
If you need help with your erectile dysfunction, consider seeking help from Lazare Urology. Dr. Lazare is a urologist in Brooklyn, New York. With years of experience and passion for the job, Dr. Lazare is here to help you. Contact us today at (718) 568-7143 and book an appointment.Back to Blogs