Study relates eczema to risk of impotence
Several studies have succeeded in establishing a link between men with certain inflammatory skin conditions, such as psoriasis, and erectile dysfunction (ED). Now, a survey involving nearly 24,000 Taiwanese showed that men suffering from eczema also may have a greater risk of impotence than those without the problem. P>
The analysis, led by researchers at
Taipei Medical University in Taiwan compared medical data from 3,997 men with newly diagnosed ED and 20,000 men of the same age with no history of the disorder. The team then found that nearly 11% of men with ED had previously been diagnosed with eczema, while only 7% of men without the disorder suffered from the skin problem. Next, the researchers took into account other factors participants, such as diabetes, heart problems and chronic diseases also linked to an increased risk of ED. The final results, published in the
Journal of Sexual Medicine , showed that men with dysfunction were 60% more likely to have a history of eczema than individuals without sexual problems. Although more studies are needed to arrive To a conclusion, the finding shows that, at the slightest sign of erectile dysfunction problems, patients with eczema and doctors should stay alert. It is suspected that the relationship between the problems is some influence that the inflammatory process may cause in the blood vessels.
According to dermatologist Albert Einstein Hospital, Mário Grinblat, atopic eczema can be localized or disseminated. Unlike psoriasis, inflammatory manifestation, eczema, or atopic dermatitis is linked to predisposition to asthma or allergic rhinitis. Understand the problem.
Also known as atopic dermatitis, it is a disease that causes itching and inflammation in the skin. Usually affects folds of knees and elbows, face, but can also cover most of the body. Atopic eczema usually occurs in people who have an atopic tendency. This means that they can develop one or all three conditions, which are closely linked: atopic dermatitis, asthma and allergic rhinitis. These diseases usually appear before the age of three and often continue throughout life. Eczema is not contagious. Studies indicate that atopic diseases are genetically determined or inherited. A child with a parent who has an atopic condition has a four-fold chance of having some form of atopic disease.
Eczema usually appears in the following circumstances: when the skin comes in contact with any irritating substance like soap or bleach, when is exposed to water for a long time without applying a moisturizer then when there are seasonal or moisture changes. Symptoms include dry skin, scaling and itching, cracks behind the ear, redness in the face, arms and legs that improve and worsen alternately. During eruptions ulcers can develop with secretions and scabs due to scratching or infection.
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According to dermatologist Albert Einstein Hospital, Mário Grinblat, the treatment of atopic dermatitis can last many months and even years and almost always requires: reduced exposure to triggering factors (when possible), use of emollients (moisturizers) and topical steroids.
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