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Prescription Drugs Can Affect Your Libido – Now There’s an Alternative

We know that common prescriptions can cause side effects. But did you know that some every day medications can take a toll on your sex life? It’s true – but there’s a way to prevent it.

Meds and Sexual Side Effects

Some meds – beta-blockers and diuretics designed to regulate blood pressure – can relax blood vessel walls and reduce blood flow to all parts of your body; including the penis. There are alternatives that won’t have this effect, and a good physician can explore other options for you.

Meds messing with your sex life? Speak to one of our doctors today at (305) 400-0005 and learn more about what NuLife Institute can do to help.

Antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa and other Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) meds are known for their impact on sexual function, with up to three-quarters of people taking SSRI meds experiencing negative effects.

SSRIs – which work by boosting levels of serotonin within the brain – are also blamed for men frustrated by a failure to reach orgasm. Scientists believe that the ‘feel-good hormone’ may also be linked to a decrease in testosterone levels.

Another common med that impairs testosterone is opioid-based painkillers, such as codeine and tramadol. Opioids scramble the message between the brain and testosterone production, which both inhibits erection and poleaxes your libido.

Oh yes, and if you use marijuana – even medicinally – it’s possible that you already know how pot can mess with your ability to orgasm. 

Sedative sleeping pills are another common prescription that causes a different type of sexual dysfunction – prolonged erections. When blood becomes effectively ‘trapped’ in the penis, it can cause intense pain and tissue damage, as well as long-term implications for erectile issues.

Are you struggling to maintain a healthy sex life on your current prescription? Contact NuLife Institute now at (305) 400-0005 for a FREE consultation – we can help.

NuLife Institute: The Experts in Hormonal Treatments & Sexual Performance

Balancing hormonal activity is vital for healthy sexual function. Taking certain medications can disrupt normal hormone pathways. If taking medication is preventing you from enjoying a vigorous, dynamic sex life, then NuLife Institute can help.

Our Miami facility is staffed with experienced, highly-qualified expert physicians that can help to get you on the right path to safe, effective treatment and regaining mastery over your sex life and sexual enjoyment again.

If any of this resonates with you, don’t suffer any longer. Call now at (305) 400-0005

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