Washington, Nov 29: Erection drugs do not actually improve a man’s relationship, a new study has revealed.
Information from 40 clinical trials of men having erectile dysfunction was reviewed to check if their quality of life or relationships changed after receiving medication, known as PDE5 inhibitors.
The men being tested revealed that their life and relationships were relatively good but there seemed to be poor sexual relationship and satisfaction, and they all showed some symptoms of depression and low self-esteem.
After treatment, the participants saw a significant change in terms of better sexual satisfaction and higher confidence, Live Science reported.
However, none claimed that there was any improvement in their overall life or relationship satisfaction, according to the study.
Dr. Andrew Kramer, urologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center said that the study raised attention that people with erectile dysfunction should probably see someone for relationship psychosocial issues and physical issues
Erectile dysfunction(ED) is a condition in which a man is often unable to achieve or keep an erection for or during sexual intercourse.
According to the researchers, there is evidence which implies that the negative effects of ED exist beyond a man’s inability to have sex, and instead also impact their emotional and psychological well-being.
The researchers wrote in their study that treatments that target both physical and psychosocial aspects of ED are likely to be the most effective.
The study is published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. (ANI)