Is Your ED Caused By Your IBS

Is Your ED Caused By Your IBS (IBD)
Inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS), sometimes also called IBD, is a
condition of the gut.
ED is a problem maintaining an erection.
How could one possibly cause the other?
Quite easily, says a new study in the Journal of Men’s Health—and it is
more common than you think.
In some ways, the idea that IBS may cause ED should not be surprising.
After all, fatigue, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain do not
sound like the kind of symptoms that lend themselves to a successful
sexual experience.
That is why the authors of the new study acknowledge that previous
studies have found a relationship between IBS and ED. However,
according to them, these existing studies attributed this relationship to
surgery or to the patients’ psychological state, and not to the IBS itself.
This is also understandable. Pelvic surgery is known to cause ED, and
mood disorders are notorious for causing ED in otherwise young and
healthy men.
However, these scientists wanted to know whether IBS itself,
independent of other factors, was a causal factor behind ED.
They recruited 334 patients from a gastroenterology outpatient clinic:
146 of them with IBS and 188 without. None of them had had pelvic
surgery or pelvic radiotherapy for IBS.
The researchers asked them to complete the International Index of
Erectile Function to evaluate their level of sexual function. They filled
out the Beck Depression Inventory to evaluate their level of depression.
In addition, they collected demographic information and other health
information on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, smoking, age, body
mass index, and other factors that can also cause ED (and thereby
interfere with the study results).
These were their findings:
1. The two groups, those with and without IBS, scored
approximately the same on the depression tests.
2. 52.7% of those with IBS, compared with 32.4% of those without
IBS, showed significant levels of ED.
3. Of all the factors they tested, they found four that caused ED,
independently of any other conditions: advanced age, smoking,
diabetes, and IBS.
Therefore, since the participants had not had pelvic surgery, and since
their depression, scores did not differ, this study shows clearly that IBS
is an independent cause of ED, and that it does not work through
surgery or psychological status.
The scientists were not sure exactly why this relationship exists, but
they could offer an educated guess.
IBS is a collection of inflammatory diseases. Previous studies, cited in
their literature review, have found that systemic inflammation
contributes to the development of ED. That is why, according to the
available literature, it is also common in people with arthritis.
In fact, they also cited studies in which researchers injected mice and
rats with inflammatory chemicals that then caused ED in these rodents.
Therefore, if you have IBS and you struggle with ED, good management
or treatment of the former is helpful for combating the latter.
Fortunately, it is quite easy to heal IBS. All you need to do is follow
the simple steps explained here…
And for ED, the easiest and most effective method to completely
eradicate ED is following the simple home exercises explained here
that nobody has to know you’re doing (not even your partner)…