ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION AND CORONARY HEART DISEASE (Abstract 864)
Research has shown a connection between erectile dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in men, and has established a need to consider one a precursor to the other. Researchers further evaluated the association of these two conditions and whether the association could be age-related.
A random sample of men from the Olmsted County population was evaluated by questionnaire, and community medical records of the subjects were examined. Logistical regression models examined the associations between ED and CVD. Men with CVD were 4.2 times more likely to have ED than men without heart disease. The results underscore a need to consider sexual function in men with heart disease and CVD in men with ED.
This study will be presented in Moderated Podium Session 30 on May 21, 2007, starting at 10:00 a.m.
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION, METABOLIC SYNDROME, HYPOGONADISM ARE INTERTWINED (Abstract 863)
If left untreated, metabolic syndrome can lead to an increased risk for diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease both known risk factors for erectile dysfunction (ED). Hypogonadism, or low testosterone, is an etiological factor for metablic syndrome and an etiological factor in ED. Using a sample of men with ED, German researchers investigated symptoms and incidence of metabolic syndrome and hypogonadism.
771 erectile dysfunction patients were given comprehensive screening for symptoms of hypogonadism and metabolic syndrome over a two-year period. 18.3 percent had testosterone levels less than 12 nmol/L. Of this hypogonadal subgroup, average abdominal girth was 112.2 cm, 35 percent had arterial hypertension, 21 percent were dyslipemic and 14 percent had benign prostatic hyperplasia or lower urinary tract symptoms. In this group, eight men had not yet been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, 12 had not been diagnosed with dyslipemia and five
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