Can Acid Reflux Medicine Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

In the world of medicine it can be hard to ascertain a relationship between drugs and the various symptoms you encounter. So many of the medicines including OTC (Over-The-Counter) can have unwanted side effects that can blindside you. We’re going to take a dive into the relationship between the more common Acid Reflux medications and Erectile Dysfunction.

Can Acid Reflux Medications Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile Dysfunction has a complex relationship with many of our body’s other physiological signs, often making causality hard to link. However, the reasonably high association between Acid Reflux medications and ED was hard to ignore for scientists who, after several studies, have determined that Acid Reflux medications can cause erectile dysfunction.

This includes a wider range of medications than you might think as well. Both Ranitidine and Omeprazole (commonly known as ‘Zantac’ and ‘Prilosec’) can cause ED. In addition, the commonly used drugs Nexium, Tagamet and Prevacid have been shown to cause ED as well. Due to the functionality of the drugs in question, it’s best to check the side effects regardless of what drug you use to see if there’s a link.

What GERD Medications Should I Look At Then?

GERD, or Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease, is an incredibly common issue in America. Researchers have estimated as high as 20% of the population to have GERD and that number could likely be low due to unreported cases resulting from how commonplace heartburn is in our society. That’s an immense amount of the population that relies on medication to allow them to eat, sleep and go about their lives as normal. So what about the men who don’t want to trade GERD for ED?

To start, Dexilant oddly does not have any link to Erectile Dysfunction, so it’s safe in that regard. I say ‘oddly’ because it can have some daunting long term side effects, so have a discussion with your Gastroenterologist first before taking it. It can also be quite pricey and is typically not covered by insurance.

Protonix is another that seems to be safe from the side effect, though it can cause joint pain. If you need an additional option, Aciphex does not have ED listed as a side effect either. All three of those medications typically require prescriptions whereas the OTC medications have a strong link to ED, so it’s mainly a function of how each medication works.

Ruling Out Other Causes

When you’re figuring out your body’s puzzle, it’s important to narrow down the other causes to eliminate them. Though these medications can cause ED, it doesn’t mean that they will and everyone reacts differently. It’s recommended that you try the following to make sure your Erectile Dysfunction isn’t being influenced by an outside factor:

  • Avoid foods that trigger heartburn

This one is simply easier said than done as GERD sufferers often have many triggers. If you’re one of the lucky few that is only set off by a specific type of food, such as fried foods, then try eliminating that from your diet first.

  • Don’t lie down after a meal

If you generate more stomach acid than normal, lying down after a meal will cause the acid to splash back up into the lining of the esophagus.

  • Don’t eat before bed

The Gastric Emptying process slows considerably during sleep, so avoid eating too close to bedtime.

  • Elevate or tilt the head of your bed

This simply uses gravity to keep the stomach acid out of the esophageal lining.

  • Keep a healthy weight

Excess weight can put pressure on the stomach and squeeze the acid upwards.

  • Quit cigarettes and alcohol

Doing these can damage the stomach valve that keeps acid out of your esophagus.

I’ve Tried Those, What Next?

If you are suffering from ED and need Acid Reflux medications to manage your symptoms then Revived Performance for Men is here to help. Our Board Certified Physician Assistant will guide you to finding the right solution, no matter your situation.

Schedule a free consultation or call us at (720) 263-9344 to get started!

Are Cucumbers Good For Erectile Dysfunction?

Cucumbers have many exceptional health benefits. They contain numerous vitamins critical to men’s sexual health. They also taste great and go well in a ton of dishes! In this week’s look into erectile dysfunction, we’ll go over the benefits that cucumbers offer and how they can help you.

What Are Cucumbers Good For?

From keeping you well hydrated to supporting a healthy heart, cucumbers have found their way across the world in many traditional diets for good reason. Cucumbers are native to India and have been used in traditional medicines since ancient times. While very high in water, cucumbers are particularly low in calories.

As we mentioned, cucumbers are a very healthy fruit and vegetable. They are technically fruits because they have seeds, but they are vegetables in the culinary sense. More importantly, they’re known as one of the healthier additions to a meal due to the amount of water and the high concentration of vitamins and minerals relative to their caloric value.

The amount of water contained helps maintain healthy, vibrant skin in both men and women and the low calories make it an excellent food for weight loss. The fiber content also helps with keeping digestion in good condition as well as proper levels of water retention.

Cucumbers consist of many nutrients, too. While approximately 90% of a cucumber’s contents are water, they also contain vitamins C and K as well as trace amounts of potassium, manganese, magnesium, and silica. Many people mistakenly believe that cucumbers have no nutritional value, but this is completely false.

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, plays a vital role in the development, growth, and repair of all tissues in the body. A common cause of erectile dysfunction begins with weak blood vessels. This vitamin is essential to keeping healthy and strong blood vessels.

Can Cucumbers Help Impotence?

Because of their high water content, they are excellent for purifying the body. Cucumber’s cleansing action will remove old deposits of toxins and waste materials. This is a very important characteristic to utilize if, say, bad habits like smoking are causing your erectile dysfunction. It may not be enough to completely counteract major health issues, but eating more cucumbers can certainly help you keep going longer.

One unpeeled medium sized cuke contains up to roughly 60% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin K. This group of fat soluble vitamins assist with blood clots which is just what you need to prevent any blood vessel blow-outs.

Manganese is another trace component of cucumbers. Accounting for only about 10% of the recommended daily intake, it’s going to be difficult to get enough of this essential mineral from cucumbers alone. The body produces a little of this mineral, but not enough to survive, so it is important to get the right amount. Too much and too little can cause the body to break down and age faster. As Manganese assists in bone health and hormone production, it’s valuable when trying to improve erectile dysfunction.

Changing your diet can go a long way in helping your overall health. However, some people need more assistance when treating their erectile dysfunction. You may be interested in learning about how ExoFlo exosome therapy can help you overcome your ED.

If you’re continuing to struggle with erectile dysfunction, don’t be embarrassed: you aren’t alone. Revived Performance for Men is here to help and your first appointment is free.

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Does The P Shot Help With Premature Ejaculation?

The Priapus Shot has been a medical marvel, helping men with erectile dysfunction get back to their younger selves while keeping them firmer, stronger and helping them last longer. There are some unseen benefits of the P Shot that don’t get enough attention. Today we’re going to address a major one:

A Look Into What The P Shot Accomplishes

Since the P Shot uses your own body’s PRP to rejuvenate damaged and aged tissue, it has a ton of uses. It can be used as recovery from surgical side effects, diabetes, prostate cancer and enlarged prostate to name a few. Of course, one of its biggest benefits is keeping blood inside the penis. The P Shot helps to restore cells allowing both more blood to go to the penis and more blood to stay there longer, resulting in a firmer and longer erection.

The P Shot causes a bit of a chain reaction. Your sexual senses get heightened, your arteries get unclogged (from plaque buildup), you get better circulation, and all this results in increased sexual performance across the board. So, does the P Shot improve premature ejaculation as well?

Types of Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is broken up into two categories: lifelong and temporary. The Priapus Shot can help with both of these categories. The goal of sexual activity is to reproduce, so if you can’t hold an erection, your body will essentially try and speed up the process to make sure you can procreate. Since the Priapus Shot helps you achieve firmer erections that last longer, this issue can solve itself.

Premature ejaculation can be caused by numerous things including:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD

How Can I Put The Odds In My Favor?

The Priapus Shot is an excellent treatment for Erectile Dysfunction, and another thing you should consider is: don’t be afraid to gain confidence. As you feel the effects of the P Shot, you should naturally gain confidence; don’t fight it. The more confidence you have, the more it will address any psychological issues.

You deserve to be confident and happy, and we’re here to help you get there. Our board-certified physician assistant Sarah Kurts is ready to help guide you to a better life. If you’d like to schedule your appointment then use our Online Form and we’ll get you set up.

Are Blueberries Good For Erectile Dysfunction?

Millions of men every year face a hard inevitability, one that’s difficult to face and uncomfortable to discuss. Luckily for them, there are more options than ever to both treat and prevent the onset of Erectile Dysfunction. And, strangely enough, one of those options involves everyone’s favorite anti-oxidant: blueberries.

Blueberries Shown To Help Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

So how does a tasty little berry help with stronger erections? According to a study out of Harvard, blueberries and other fruits have been shown to increase blood pressure and make your arteries more flexible. That doesn’t mean you have to play Twister with your arteries, but it will help prevent plaque from materialising inside of them.

The study, which featured over 25 thousand participants, showed that men who ate blueberries were about 10% less likely to develop Erectile Dysfunction. While those are pretty good odds for eating a simple berry, the truth is that fruits in general made men 14% less likely to suffer ED, making blueberries one of the weaker fruits in terms of ED prevention.

However, blueberries are also a valuable anti-oxidant which reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and have numerous health benefits, so they’re an excellent option overall. You lose the 4% extra chance to prevent ED, but you get to eat blueberries. Everyone loves blueberries, right?

What if I already have ED?

Sadly, blueberries and other fruits aren’t effective in treating impotence. However, there are some advanced new treatments that are effective including GAINSWave and the Priapus Shot (or “P-Shot”). The P-Shot in particular is gaining a lot of momentum as males are finding out after years of struggling that a viable solution is finally available.

GAINSWave, oddly enough, works in a very similar fashion to blueberries. It uses light shockwaves to increase blood flow and artery flexibility, breaking up plaque and improving erections in several ways: from downtime to spontaneity.

If you’re one of the many men who has been searching, unsuccessfully, for an ED treatment then contact us and we’ll guide you on your options. We know the frustration you’ve been through and we’re here to help.

If you’re ready to start, give us a call at (720) 263-9344 or Book Your Free Consultation.