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If you have been diagnosed with high bad cholesterol or triglycerides, you would need to take prescriptive or over the counter medication that should lower your bad cholesterol to normal levels. High cholesterol levels can be considered a life-threatening condition because if left unattended, it progressively clogs up your arteries and increase your risk of getting cardiovascular disease, heart attack or stroke.
To a large extent, it can also impede the flow of blood to fine vessels in your erectile tissues so you get erection problems that can render any male enhancement initiative useless.
There’s one type of prescriptive medication that has proven to be the most effective treatment in lowering bad or LDL cholesterol levels. These are the drugs based on Statins or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. They work by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase so that cholesterol production in the liver is significantly reduced.
Statin Can Neutralize Male Enhancement Efficacy
Statin therapy using such formulation as Lipitor and Zocor has proven its efficacy in lowering bad cholesterol levels. But recent clinical studies have shown an unexplainable link between the use of statin-based drugs and reduced testosterone production which account for male impotence.
Unless you consult with your doctor, you wouldn’t know that your cholesterol medication could be hindering your effort at best male enhancement. So it’s important not to hide your sexual problems from your doctor who can prescribe an alternative treatment that will not compromise your erection prowess.
The head and author of the research, Giovanni Corona, MD, from the University of Florence in Italy disclosed that ”current statin therapy is associated with a twofold increased prevalence of hypogonadism.” This is a known medical condition where men do not produce the right levels of testosterone which is a hindrance when undertaking any male enhancement treatment on the side.
Corona and his team studied nearly 3,500 men with an average age of 51 who complained of sexual dysfunction and diminished erection as outpatients in a clinic at the university between January 2002 and August 2009. Of these, 7% or 244 men had been under statin therapy for high cholesterol condition and were found to have lower testosterone levels compared with other men in the study.
In the US today, one in every six adult American suffer from high cholesterol levels and the number of using either Atorvastatin (Lipitor) or Simvastatin (Zocor) have risen from 88% between 2000 and 2005. That’s from 15.8 million to 29.7 million, according to a statistical count from the Agency for Healthcare Research. For these people, taking male potency drugs may not be as effective as it could.