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    Statin medications lower cholesterol, but benefits may come at cost to sexual health

    Category: Heart Health and Cholesterol
    For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, statin medication may be an important method for improving their health. The medicine has been shown to effectively bring down cholesterol levels in a safe manner. However, this does not mean that they are completely without risks.

    Some patients taking statin medications have reported significant drops in sex drive, which could interfere with an individual's quality of life.

    A group of pharmacy experts recently wrote in St. Louis Today that many people have complained about sexual side effects after taking statin medications. Additionally, a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine showed that statins can lower testosterone levels in men, which may decrease their sex drive.

    A similar study presented at the American Psychosomatic Society meeting showed that individuals who are on statins report enjoying sex less, according to USA Today. The researchers behind the study said that doctors who prescribe these medications should pay more attention to the sexual health of their patients and ask them questions pertaining to this area.



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  • #2
    It sure can.
    After a couple years on statins, my test levels crashed, libido sucked. (Testosterone is made by cholesterol).
    TRT and 5 mg daily Cialis fixed me up right. (I need statins for bad familial hereditary heart issues).
    Dont take them if you dont have bad levels/family issue.

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