Hubby’s sex drive may be af­fected

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Beauty News -

Be­cause OSA is most com­mon in over­weight males over 40, it has been linked to sex­ual dys­func­tion. “Many men with OSA have erec­tile prob­lems or re­duced sex drive,” says Dr Derek S. Lip­man, an ear, nose and throat spe­cial­ist.

Sleep ap­noea can in­ter­fere with en­docrine glands that af­fect the bal­ance of sex hor­mones, low­er­ing testos­terone lev­els. Med­i­ca­tion used to treat high blood pres­sure (a con­di­tion linked to OSA) can also cause erec­tile dys­func­tion, while the “low- grade de­pres­sion” and fa­tigue that of­ten af­flict OSA suf­fer­ers can have an in­hibit­ing ef­fect on sex drive, adds Dr Lip­man.

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