Why does your body seem to respond differently to the pain of erectile problems?
Wellbutrin and other drugs used to treat erectile dysfunctions help some people reduce the damage done by erectile damage caused by other causes.
But research has also shown that the drugs also have a negative effect on some other parts of the body, such as the muscles in the neck and spine.
The National Institutes of Health has recently approved a drug to treat symptoms of erectilia-related problems, but it’s unclear if the drug will also help men who experience pain and discomfort with their erectile function.
That’s why I was looking at other men who are also experiencing erectile symptoms, and I started thinking about the way the brain can influence our perception of our body’s response to pain.
In a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers at the University of California, San Diego and the University at Buffalo examined how the brains of men with erectile disorders respond to the perception of their bodies’ pain.
The researchers focused on a different type of pain, called visceral pain, because that’s the pain that men with pain in their erect muscles are sensitive to.
“We found that the men with chronic pain in the pelvis, in particular the iliopsoas, had a distinct brain response to visceral pain,” said study researcher Dr. Christopher R. Panksepp, who is the lead author of the study.
In other words, the men in the study had different brain responses to the same pain.
“Our findings suggest that the pain in our pelvic area might be different from the pain experienced in our hands or feet,” Pankselp said.
That makes sense, since the brain processes sensory information differently than the rest of the brain.
In addition, the researchers found that a woman’s brain also responds differently to visceral or painful pain.
When the researchers measured the responses of the men’s brains to a series of different types of pain — such as a finger being slapped or a finger hitting a hard surface — the responses showed a different pattern for women compared to men.
“Women have a different response to a variety of visceral pain than men,” Panks said.
The brain responses also showed that women had different neural pathways in their brains that were activated when they saw a stimulus that resembled pain, like a stick being pulled, Pankselsp said.
“This suggests that women have a brain structure that is more sensitive to pain than does men,” he said.
In the study, the team focused on the brains from men and women who experienced pain that varied from visceral pain.
The scientists then measured the neural activity of the same regions of the brains in men and in women who responded to the different types and intensity of pain.
Pankselpp said he hopes the findings can help to improve men’s and women’s understanding of the effects of pain on their bodies.
“In our current understanding of pain and dysfunction, it seems that men have a better understanding of how their brain responds to pain, while women have different responses,” Panking said.
“In this study, we’re trying to understand how our brains respond to pain differently between men and men.”
The study also involved scientists from the University Health Network in the United Kingdom, the University Medical Center of Utrecht in the Netherlands, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The study was supported by a National Institutes on Aging grant.