The market is teeming with medications of all kinds. From headache to complex diseases, every health problem is being treated by heavy medicines, thanks to the advancement in medical sciences. But have you ever thought of all the side effects of these medicines. Doctors agree that not a single medicine is without its side effects. It is obvious: when you put a synthetic product in your system which directly effects your immune system, the side effects will surface in one way or the other. You will be surprised to know that there are many medicines in the market which could make you impotent. These medications are bad for sex. They could kill your libido and effect your testosterone or estrogen levels. Here are the medications which could make you impotent.
Blood Pressure Medicines
Medicines to treat blood pressure are ubiquitous. You have beta blockers, diuretics and whatnot. Doctors agree that beta blockers make our nervous system and blood vessels relax. When they relax, the blood flow to your penis area is reduced which makes it difficult for you to get an erection.
According to Dr. Steven Lamm, Director of NYU Langone’s Preston Robert Tisch Center, blood pressure medications could induce erectile dysfunction in men.
Do you know that famous antidepressants like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, and Lexapro could infuse in a sexual dysfunction. They increase serotonin in your brain and due to excess of these chemicals you do not get the mood for sex.
Antidepressants tinker with the neurotransmitters of your brain and that results in problems like delayed ejaculation and not being able to get an erection. They also decrease the testosterone levels in your body.
A famous study by Irish Review shows that taking antidepressants regular increase the chance of getting a sexual dysfunction by 14%.
Painkillers are full of opioids which disturb the brain cells which order the testicles to produce testosterone. According to Dr. Steven Lamm, many patients which take painkillers regularly experience low libidos and declining testosterone levels.
Yes, pot-smoking could make things bad for you in bed. A recent study by Journal of Sexual Medicine proves that men who take marijuana daily have problems like premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation or erectile dysfunction.
Sleeping pills and antidepressants are the causes of priapism, a medical condition which involves prolonged erections in men. The erections could last as long as four hours. According to Men’s Health magazine, Trazodone, the famous antidepressant and sleeping pill could cause people to have prolonged erections.