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A case of erectile dysfunction induced by red yeast rice in lipid‐lowering therapy
- Liu, Zhigang, Chen, Peijie
- Phytotherapy research 2018 v.32 no.5 pp. 953-954
- blood lipids, males, patients, red yeast rice, therapeutics
- This paper studies a 39‐year‐old male patient who takes red yeast rice (RYR) for self‐therapy in lipid‐lowering for 3 weeks. Results show that RYR can decrease most of the blood lipid components but without selectivity. During the treatment, the patient developed erectile dysfunction (ED) and accompanied by a dramatic decrease in sexual desire. The ED symptom gradually disappeared within 5 weeks after stopping RYR intake.