Research published in the last few days has shown that the use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can lead to a 22% higher incidence of erectile dysfunction (ED). Conversely, men who use the NSAID ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) on a regular basis may lower their risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by 33%.
Let’s think it through. You don’t take NSAIDS so your risk of ED is lower. But your chances of getting Parkinson’s disease are higher and Parkinson’s can cause ED too. Wait, no, take the NSAIDS and lower your chances of getting Parkinson’s while increasing your risk of ED.
No sure what to do? Here’s some more useful information. While offering relief for arthritis and other painful conditions, regular NSAID use has also been associated with an increased chance of suffering a stroke or heart attack. Other risks associated with NSAID use include gastrointestinal bleeding and kidney failure. But the use of aspirin and other NSAIDS may actually decrease the risk of developing colon cancer.
OK, it’s all settled now.