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

Posted 15 days ago 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

Related support groups: Sleep Disorders, Insomnia, Fatigue, Erectile Dysfunction, Sleep Apnea, Oligospermia, Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome, Shift Work Sleep Disorder, Primary Nocturnal Enuresis, Nocturnal Polyuria

FDA Approves Noctiva (desmopressin acetate) Nasal Spray for Nocturia in Adults

Posted 4 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

March 3, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Noctiva (desmopressin acetate) nasal spray for adults who awaken at least two times per night to urinate due to a condition known as nocturnal polyuria (overproduction of urine during the night). Noctiva is the first FDA-approved treatment for this condition. “Today’s approval provides adults who overproduce urine at night with the first FDA-approved therapeutic option to help reduce the number of times a night they wake up to urinate,” said Hylton V. Joffe, M.D., M.M.Sc., director of the Division of Bone, Reproductive, and Urologic Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “It is important to know that Noctiva is not approved for all causes of night-time urination, so patients should discuss their symptoms with their health care provider who can determine the underlying cause of the night-time ur ... Read more

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Could Nasal Spray Curtail Nighttime Bathroom Trips?

Posted 8 May 2016 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, May 8, 2016 – Countless people – often men with enlarged prostates – need to visit the bathroom during the night. But help could soon be at hand in the form of a nasal spray, new research suggests. A spritz of a synthetic hormone, already used by bed-wetting kids, might benefit older people struggling with the problem called nocturia. "Nocturia is very common in patients over 50 years old, and can cause significant problems by causing loss of sleep, and injury due to falls," said study lead author Dr. Jed Kaminetsky. The millions of people with nocturia wake up two or more times a night to urinate. Besides an enlarged prostate, Kaminetsky said, common causes are bladder problems, poor circulation and obesity. Kaminetsky is a clinical assistant professor of urology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. In the United States there's no approved drug to treat the ... Read more

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Exercise Might Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom

Posted 5 Sep 2014 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 – Physical activity might reduce a man's chances of having to get up more than once a night to urinate, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from thousands of men in order to determine rates of nocturia (getting up two or more times a night to urinate) or severe nocturia (getting up three or more times a night). Compared to inactive men, those who were physically active one or more hours per week were 13 percent less likely to have nocturia and 34 percent less likely to have severe nocturia, the investigators found. While the study found an association between exercise and reduced urinary activity at night, it doesn't establish a direct cause-and-effect relationship. Still, physical activity may help reduce the risk of nocturia in a number of ways, perhaps by reducing body size, improving sleep, lowering inflammation and decreasing nervous system ... Read more

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