Men who have the allergic skin condition eczema may have a higher risk of erectile dysfunction than other men, according to a Taiwanese study.
Though the study of several thousand men with erectile dysfunction (ED), which appeared in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, addressed a link, researchers said more study is needed and it is still too soon to confirm that eczema alone can cause impotence.
“There was an association between ED and prior atopic dermatitis,” wrote lead researcher Shiu-Dong Chung and colleagues at Taipei Medical University. Atopic dermatitis is the medical term for eczema.
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