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Sleep Apnea and Erectile Dysfunction

The last thing any man needs is to battle erectile dysfunction. The thought of not satisfying a partner during sexual intercourse may be enough to cause depression. The situation can be worse when you are facing disorders such as sleep apnea, causing an imbalance in testosterone and oxygen levels. Though the link between sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction (ED) is yet to be established, the prevalence of both cases among men may be on the rise. 

What is the Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and Erectile Dysfunction?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that makes one unable to breathe properly when asleep. You may find yourself snoring and experiencing fatigue after a full night’s sleep. An erectile dysfunction, on the other hand, is the inability to have or sustain a firm erection when having sex. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of fatigue, heart diseases, stroke, and high blood pressure. One thing that most scientists fail to address is the connection between the condition and erectile dysfunction. Here are a few facts linking the two:

  1. Sleep apnea can interfere with your love life, result in erectile dysfunction and loss of libido.
  2. Men who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction.
  3. Men with ED must go through screening for sleep apnea after assessing their ages and other health conditions.
  4. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may be an effective way of controlling sleep apnea, which can make it easier to treat ED.

How can OSA and ED Be Addressed?

Patients with erectile dysfunction can go about their healthy lives when sleep apnea condition is first addressed. A urologist will perform some examinations to determine the cause before prescribing any treatment. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment may help control sleep apnea, improve sex life and sleep patterns. Alternatively, a male penile implant may be used as the ultimate solution for men with severe ED.

When to Visit a Urologist

Most men would rather keep quiet than addressing their challenges with sex for fear of being victimized. Well, you do not have to share your secret with anyone other than your doctor. Their comprehensive knowledge of the condition makes it easier for you to continue enjoying your sex life. Deciding to visit your doctor is the first step to help you with your problem.

Accepting that you are suffering from either an acute or severe erectile dysfunction is the first step towards recovery. Finding a specialist who can offer a comprehensive solution to your problem is another crucial decision you will need to make. Whether you have kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, or lower libido, finding an ideal solution lies in your hands.

Over the years, Dr. Jonathan Lazare’s medical procedures have helped men and women in Brooklyn, NY, to regain their sex lives. Our board-certified urologists specialize in treating urinary and sexual disorders for both genders. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or to get medical advice to solve your problem.

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