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Does Sex Really Trigger Cardiac Arrest?

Posted 10 days ago by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 – It's a common Hollywood trope – an older guy is having enthusiastic sex with a gal half his age when he suddenly flops over dead. But in real life, sexual activity very rarely causes cardiac arrest, a new study reassuringly reports. Sex was linked to only 34 out of more than 4,500 cardiac arrests that occurred in the Portland, Ore., metropolitan area between 2002 and 2015. That's a rate of just 0.7 percent, the researchers noted. Of those cases, 18 occurred during sex and 15 immediately after sex. Time couldn't be determined for the last case. "I'm a little surprised at the really tiny number," said study senior researcher Dr. Sumeet Chugh, medical director of the Heart Rhythm Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. "But mostly I feel it's reassuring data." The news is most welcome for patients with heart problems who aren't sure if sex could be ... Read more

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Pot Smokers May Have Better Sex Lives

Posted 27 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 – The old image of the "pothead" who's too blissed out to make it in the bedroom may need revising. New research contends that folks who frequently indulge in marijuana actually have better sex lives. People who report daily pot use have sex more often than either occasional users or those who never touch the stuff, the researchers found. "Compared to men and women who never used marijuana, women and men who reported daily use had sex about 20 percent more often," said senior author Dr. Michael Eisenberg, director of male reproductive medicine and surgery with the Stanford University School of Medicine in California. The findings contradict earlier assumptions by Eisenberg and others that pot use could be related to sexual problems. An increasing number of patients with erectile dysfunction had been asking him whether their marijuana use could be related to their ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Vegetable Vigra by Natures Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 26 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

[Posted 09/21/2017] ISSUE: Natures Supplement, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 260 bottles of Vegetable Vigra, 200 mg capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis found this product to be tainted with Sidenafil. Sildenafil is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The presence of Sildenafil in the Vegetable Vigra product renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy has not been established, therefore subject to recall. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease, may be on medications that, taken with this product, could lower blood pressure to dangerous levels that could be life-threatening. BACKGROUND: The product is used as a natural male enhancement and packaged in a bottle with green label. The affected Vegetable Vigra includes all lots remaining within expiry. The product can be identified by label “enhanced V ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Super Panther 7K by Ultra Shop Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients

Posted 25 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

[Posted 07/24/2017] ISSUE: Ultra Shop Supplement is voluntarily recalling Super Panther 7K capsules, (1 count blister card Lot#: RO846356 and 6 count bottle Lot RO246852 within expiry), distributed by SX Power Co., Brooklyn, NY, to the consumer level. FDA analysis found samples of Super Panther 7K to be tainted with undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil, active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drug products, also known as phosphodiesterate 5-inhibitors (PDE-5), used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). The presence of sildenafil and tadalafil in Super Panther 7K renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and therefore subject to recall. Consumers who take this product for erectile dysfunction could have underlying cardiovascular disease.  Consumers with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates; ... Read more

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What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia

Posted 26 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 26, 2017 – Men who take erectile dysfunction drugs need to alert the anesthetist before having surgery or other medical procedures, hospital experts say. Erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis contain nitric oxide, which opens blood vessels and relaxes muscles. If they are combined with anesthesia and other medication used during surgery, a patient's blood pressure may become dangerously low, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists said. The association said men must be forthright about their use of erectile dysfunction drugs and any other medications, including over-the-counter and herbal remedies. Men should stop taking erectile dysfunction drugs a few days before surgery, because they take at least 24 hours to clear the body, the group said. The association recommends that you make sure your spouse, a family member or friend knows you use an ... Read more

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Study Refutes Viagra-Melanoma Link

Posted 19 May 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 – Some good news for sexually active older men: Viagra and related erectile dysfunction drugs do not increase the risk of deadly melanoma skin cancer, researchers report. "Physicians should still screen for melanoma risk, but they do not need to add the use of Viagra and similar drugs to the list of screening criteria specifically," said study leader Dr. Stacy Loeb. Loeb is a urologist and assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year placed Viagra (sildenafil) and other ED drugs known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors on its watch list of medications with possible safety issues. This action followed a 2014 report in JAMA Internal Medicine that linked Viagra with an increased risk of melanoma. To clarify the issue, researchers analyzed data from five large-scale studies of more than 866,000 erectile ... Read more

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A New Way to Avoid an Embarrassing Male Sexual Problem?

Posted 15 May 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 – Men troubled by the embarrassment of premature ejaculation might soon have an easy way to avoid it, new research suggests. Special "wipes" embedded with a mild anesthetic – benzocaine – appear to help reduce premature ejaculation, a small new study has found. According to the American Urological Association (AUA), premature ejaculation is the most common form of male sexual dysfunction, affecting about one in three men aged 18 to 59. Currently, drug treatments for premature ejaculation in the United States are limited to creams or sprays, the AUA said. "Premature ejaculation means ejaculation in less than 2 minutes after penetration," explained one urologist, Dr. David Samadi. He's chief of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. While benzocaine and other anesthetics have been used before to treat the condition, their use in a bedside wipe is new, he ... Read more

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Shift Work May Put Damper on a Man's Sex Life

Posted 15 May 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 – Male shift workers listen up: Two new studies link sleep disorders common in these men to urinary problems and erectile dysfunction. And a third report links the repercussions of shift work to lower-quality semen, which could make it harder for men to father children. The research doesn't prove that shift work and its accompanying sleep issues cause these problems. However, "men who work shifts, particularly night shifts, should be aware they may be at risk for many health issues, and should be sure to seek care from a physician to help prevent and treat these conditions," said Dr. Alex Pastuszak, co-author of the three studies. Pastuszak is an assistant professor with the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. For the studies, researchers sought to better understand the role of "shift work," which requires workers to be on the ... Read more

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Bike Fanatics Shouldn't Worry About Effects on Sexual Health

Posted 15 May 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 – The groin pain and numbness some serious bicyclists experience isn't harmful to their sexual or urinary health, two new studies suggest. "As cycling gains in popularity, as both a hobby and a professional sport, it is important for the public to know that it has no credible link to urologic disease or sexual dysfunction," said Dr. Kevin McVary, a spokesman for the American Urological Association. "Men and women can benefit from the cardiovascular exercise of cycling without worrying about negative side effects to their urinary tract or sexual performance," McVary said in an association news release. He is chair of urology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Prolonged pressure to the perineum, or groin area, can be painful and cause loss of feeling in the area. Previous studies have suggested this groin pain could lead to erectile dysfunction in ... Read more

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Study Sees Link Between Porn and Sexual Dysfunction

Posted 12 May 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 – Young men who prefer pornography to real-world sexual encounters might find themselves caught in a trap, unable to perform sexually with other people when the opportunity presents itself, a new study reports. Porn-addicted men are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction and are less likely to be satisfied with sexual intercourse, according to survey findings presented Friday at the American Urological Association's annual meeting, in Boston. For the study, researchers surveyed 312 men, aged 20 to 40, who visited a San Diego urology clinic for treatment. Only 3.4 percent of the men said they preferred masturbating to pornography over sexual intercourse, the survey found. But the researchers found a statistical relationship between porn addiction and sexual dysfunction, said lead researcher Dr. Matthew Christman. He is a staff urologist with the Naval ... Read more

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Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health

Posted 23 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 – A new smartphone device has shown early promise as a convenient way for men to check the health of their sperm in the privacy of their home. The infertility test analyzes semen using a disposable rubberized microchip that's designed to enclose and handle samples. The microchip is slid into an attachment that can be plugged into a smartphone. The semen sample is kept within the microchip, so it never enters the smartphone. But a smartphone app is able to scan and video the sample. Roughly five seconds later, an analysis is produced, indicating whether or not the sample meets World Health Organization standards in terms of healthy sperm concentrations and sperm motility (movement). So far, the tests have shown 98 percent accuracy. "We developed the technology, and we have a prototype that seems to work very well, and with high reliability and accuracy," noted ... Read more

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TV Ads Help Drive Testosterone Supplement Sales

Posted 21 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 – TV ads have helped spur a boom in testosterone treatments, convincing many men that they need hormone replacement therapy, a new study suggests. In places where testosterone therapy ads ran, researchers discovered increases in testing for low T, initiation of testosterone replacement in new patients, and testosterone treatment without proper testing to see if hormone levels were abnormally low. "We found that each advertisement aired was associated with new use, new testing and new use without recent baseline tests," said lead author J. Bradley Layton, a research assistant professor of epidemiology with the University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health. Testosterone replacement therapy experienced a boom in recent years, with the number of patients leaping from 1.3 million in 2009 to 2.3 million in 2013, according to the U.S. Food and ... Read more

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The Secret to a Good Sex Life

Posted 10 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 10, 2017 – Couples who regularly have sex tend to be happier, and now a new study suggests one reason why: affection. The study of couples in committed relationships found what many others had shown before: Couples who had sex more often were typically happier and more content with their lives. However, much of that link seemed to be explained not by sex itself, but by couples' general levels of affection – whether that meant cuddling or whispering sweet-nothings to each other. It all suggests that the "relational aspects of sexuality – and more specifically, the sharing of affection – are central in understanding why sex does good," said lead researcher Anik Debrot. That might be good news for people who worry about things like sexual performance or having a "perfect body," according to Debrot. Instead, they could "remember that sex is a great way to share an intimate ... Read more

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Impotence Meds Might Give Men's Hearts a Boost, Too

Posted 9 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 – Men taking Viagra, Levitra or Cialis to revitalize their sex life might experience a valuable side benefit: enhanced heart health, researchers say. Those erectile dysfunction drugs, called PDE5 inhibitors, appear to reduce a man's risk of death or heart failure after a first heart attack, according to preliminary study findings. Men taking this type of ED drug had a 33 percent reduced risk of death within three years of their first heart attack, compared to men not taking the PDE5 inhibitor, said lead researcher Dr. Daniel Andersson. The men also experienced a 40 percent reduced risk of subsequent hospitalization for heart failure, said Andersson, a postdoctoral researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Further, it appeared that taking more of the drug increased the survival advantage, he added. "We also find a dose-dependent relationship between ... Read more

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Your Sex Life May Work Wonders for Your Work Life

Posted 7 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 – What makes for a happy, productive worker? It could be a good sex life. At least that's the suggestion of a new study that included 159 married employees who were surveyed daily for two weeks. Those who had sex were in a better mood at work the next day, which led to higher levels of work engagement and job satisfaction. The beneficial effects that sex had on work were equally strong for men and women and lasted for at least 24 hours. "We make jokes about people having a 'spring in their step,' but it turns out this is actually a real thing and we should pay attention to it," said study author Keith Leavitt, an associate professor at Oregon State University's College of Business. "Maintaining a healthy relationship that includes a healthy sex life will help employees stay happy and engaged in their work, which benefits the employees and the organizations they ... Read more

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