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Could your constant running nose be warning sign of erectile dysfunction (ED)?
The Doctors examine a recent study that found men who had a constant runny nose, or sinusitis, were 50% more likely to be impotent than those without chronic runny nose problems. The study from Kaohsiung University in Taiwan discovered that when the lining of the sinuses become inflamed the tiny blood vessels in the genitals got bigger and restricted blood supply during arousal.
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork notes that this study is not referring to a runny nose due to a common cold, but rather a sinus infection from sinusitis, which can last for months and possibly years. “We’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill congestion here,” he explains.
With approximately 52% of men in America experiencing ED at some point in their lives, being mindful of the possible connection between a chronic sinusitis and erection issues is important. As always, please consult with your physician if you are experiencing ED or sinusitis.