Your Penis Problems Might Be Signaling Parkinson’s Disease – Men’s Health

Posted: August 3, 2017 at 8:45 am

But when they looked specifically at some health conditions, they discovered that the Parkinsons risk was even stronger. Guys with diabetes and ED were nearly three times as likely to be diagnosed with Parkinsons, and those with high blood pressure and ED had just over double the risk of Parkinsons, compared to healthy men.

So whats going on? Your erectile function is controlled by your autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for telling your blood vessels to dilate when you get aroused, giving you an erection. Dysfunction with that process can hinder your ability to get hard, and the dysfunction is also commonly seen in Parkinsons, too.

Low testosterone may play a role, too, the study authors write. You need enough of the hormone for proper erectile functioning. And low levels of T are often noted in Parkinsons patients.

Bottom line: A problem in the bedroom is nothing to shrug off, as it can hint to health problems down the linewhether its the more established risk of heart disease, or the possibility that it can be signaling Parkinsons. So loop in your doctor if youre having difficult getting it up. (In the meantime, check out The Mens Health Guide to Erectile Dysfunction for what you can do now to keep your penis healthy for life.)

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