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New Research Suggests Antidepressants May Cause Sexual Dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction in men and women has been shown to correlate with antidepressants, both older tricyclic antidepressants and the newer SSRIs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors). It’s not clear whether these antidepressants are causing sexual dysfunction or if people who have sexual dysfunction use more antidepressants. However, it’s important to be aware of the risk so that patients can be warned of it. For example, women may be less likely to take antidepressants if they know there is an increased risk of sexual side effects such as decreased libido and erectile dysfunction.
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Why the Drug Market is Worth $70 Billion
The Global Industry. According to A. Takeda Pharma Co., Ltd., a pharmaceutical company in Japan, antidepressants made up 8% of their total prescriptions worldwide. In 2012, 10 million people globally were prescribed Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride), an antidepressant. The drug earned $2 billion in sales revenue during that year and is one of Pfizer’s best-selling drugs on their market today; however, with reports of sexual dysfunction being linked to Paxil use and other antidepressants over recent years, many patients are looking for alternate treatment options as they attempt to control depression without losing any sexual functioning or desire within that period.
The Side Effects of Fluoxetine (Prozac)
Fluoxetine is considered one of if not the most effective antidepressant medications on market. It's so effective that many doctors recommend its use over others for certain patient populations. But when it comes to sexual dysfunction, even a medication as powerful as fluoxetine may fail to function in a sexual capacity. This is due to some notable side effects including Decreased libido, difficulty experiencing an orgasm, and decreased sensitivity in genital regions.
Like many drugs, antidepressants may interfere with sexual function. The type of dysfunction depends on which medication is taken and how long it is used. About a third of SSRI users report sexual side effects ranging from loss of libido to difficulty achieving orgasm or even an inability to have one at all. Some individuals who experience sexual dysfunction from antidepressants discontinue use within two months of beginning treatment. Many others, however, make accommodations in their sex lives for continued antidepressant use as they see value in staying on these medications for reasons other than sex (such as treating depression). The decision about whether or not to continue taking an antidepressant should be discussed with your physician.
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How Impotent Men Can Use Cialis for Erectile Dysfunction
More and more men are beginning to ask their doctors about Viagra and other impotence medications, but what about medications that can help with sexual dysfunction? Cialis is one of them. The only problem is that most guys do not know what Cialis really is. They just think it’s a pill similar to Viagra. The truth of the matter is that they could not be more wrong. In order to make sure you are getting better erections as well as other sexual enhancements, you need to make sure you have chosen your medication wisely.
Treating Erectile Dysfunction Without Medication
Modern research suggests that men who suffer from erectile dysfunction can effectively treat their condition without using prescription medications. Recent studies have shown that approximately 80% of ED cases are a result of psychological problems and/or side effects associated with common antidepressant drugs. Not only is it possible to regain sexual function by addressing these issues, but there is also no need for expensive prescription medications. Medication-free treatment methods include counseling, hypnosis, and natural remedies such as L-arginine supplements. Additional treatments may be recommended in some cases; however, these can be discussed on an individual basis with a qualified health care professional.
Insomnia and Sex Drive, Non-Addictive Alternatives to Prescription Drugs
As far as antidepressants go, selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been associated with sexual side effects like reduced sex drive and insomnia. As it turns out, all types of antidepressants can reduce desire and arousal, meaning they are often prescribed to men with sexual dysfunctions as well. The good news is that SSRIs aren’t considered addictive—and other types of drugs can help offset or eliminate side effects like poor sleep. For example, antidepressant bupropion (Wellbutrin) is less likely to cause problems with sexual desire; in one study, two-thirds of participants were able to get back to their previous levels of function when taking it regularly!
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Do You Feel Drained? Why Vitamin B12 Deficiency Causes Low Energy, Depression, & Other Serious Health Problems
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a silent and often overlooked disorder that many people are affected by but don’t even know it. Approximately 40% of adults worldwide suffer from a vitamin B12 deficiency to some degree and 90% of them aren’t even aware they have it. This in turn can lead to issues like feeling extremely fatigued, mood swings, depression, memory loss, and other more serious complications.
New Discovery Offers Hope For Increasing Erectile Function & Balancing Hormones Naturally
New research suggests that an herb long known for its ability to fight cancer and boost memory may also treat sexual dysfunction. Researchers discovered that folic acid - a B vitamin found in fruits, vegetables, and legumes - may be able to alleviate male erectile dysfunction (ED) by balancing hormones and increasing blood flow to muscle tissue. While more human studies are necessary before any conclusion can be made, researchers say they are hopeful about their findings which were published in The Aging Male journal.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
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