Sport-related Concussions Could Lead To Erectile Dysfunction

by Prachee published on -

 Likes  Comments

Multiple concussions, as with sportspersons, could give rise to various conditions. According to a new study, former football players with concussion symptoms could experience erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels.

The data analysis study, which was a part of the ongoing Football Players Health Study at Harvard, was published in JAMA Neurology. It was aimed at identifying the association between the history of concussion of football players and lower levels of testosterone and erectile dysfunction indicators as reported by the participants.

“Former players with ED may be relieved to know that concussions sustained during their NFL careers may be contributing to a condition that is both common and treatable,” said study lead author Rachel Grashow, a researcher at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School.

A football player kicking a ball on a field

The results confirm an association between erectile dysfunction, lower testosterone levels and head injuries sustained by football players. It suggests that sportspersons with a history of head injury could benefit from discussing testosterone deficiency and erectile dysfunction with their healthcare providers, as these conditions are treatable with intervention.

Another Harvard paper, which is also a part of the larger study, links these concussions with cognitive impairments including depression, anxiety, confusion, and memory deficit.

DMCA.com Protection Status
Last updated -
References
About the Author

Prachee is a content writer for Organic Facts and is responsible for writing on the latest wellness trends. A former Journalism & Media teacher, she prides herself on being able to seamlessly dabble between health, science, and technology. She has completed her Masters in Communication Studies from the University of Pune, India as well as an online course on “Introduction to Food and Health” from Stanford University, US. Prachee fancies herself to be a poet and a cook when the rare lightning of inspiration strikes.

Rate this article
Average rating 0.0 out of 5.0 based on 0 user(s).

Latest Health News:

Social distancing with masks on a bench

COVID-19 Airborne Transmission Possible, Herd Immunity Unachievable: Studies

New studies around the novel coronavirus have brought to light the need for updating the guidelines about how we keep ourselves safe from it and better manage…

READ MORE
A bowl of lime and lemons on a grey background

Harvard Study Shows How The Brain Organizes Smell

How does the brain perceive and organize smell? A recent Harvard study shed some light on this little-known area. Published in the journal Nature, the animal…

READ MORE
Two dogs in a green field

Dogs Improve Social & Emotional Health Of Small Children

Young children often seem to have a special bond with their pet dogs. This bond may also be of great benefit to their overall development. A new Australian…

READ MORE