There is some bad news for men suffering from asthma, as if battling this disease was not bad enough; now according to a study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine asthma maybe a significant risk factor for impotence in men. The study which was carried out in Taipei, Taiwan was done on 3466 men aged between 18 to 55 years. The study concluded that asthma could cause erectile dysfunction in men and the risk increased in direct proportion to the severity of asthma.
So now asthma can be added to the long list of other medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure etc which can cause men to suffer from erectile dysfunction or impotence. This is an important development because of the high number of people who suffer from asthma in India, especially worrying is the rise of asthma cases in the major metropolitan cities like New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata primarily due to the increase in vehicular and industrial pollution.
Though it’s still unknown whether the treatment of asthma will reduce the risk of patients from developing erectile dysfunction, it would be prudent for these patients to treat their asthmatic condition as soon as possible.
Sexologists also need to take a note of this development and follow further related studies to decide if detection of asthma needs to be used in the process of diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction.