Over Half of Men With Diabetes Have Erectile Dysfunction

A new research analysis study has found that 53 percent of men with diabetes have erectile dysfunction. The study looked at nearly 90,000 men and also found that those with diabetes are 3.5 times more likely to have ED. The report was published in Diabetic Medicine.

Most physicians and researchers believe that ED in diabetics is caused by the cardiovascular problems that usually accompany the disease. Specifically the onset of neurological problems.

ED can be an early indicator of diabetes diagnosis as well.

Study co-author Dr. Damiano Pizzol said, in a statement, that the presentation of erectile dysfunction (ED) is often a crucial teller in early diabetes mellitus diagnosis. It's often an "alarm bell" for other complications as well. Dr. Pizzol is coordinator of the Operational Research Unit of Doctors with Africa Cuamm in Beira, Mozambique.

The number of people with diabetes has quadrupled from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million today. ED can happen alongside diabetes in men of any age. The researchers involved in this study looked at over 145 studies that included 88,577 men. Most studies were of Asian and European origin and the most common form of diabetes was Type 2.

The team found that 37.5 percent of men with type 1 diabetes and 66.3 percent of men with type 2 diabetes had erectile dysfunction. Rates were highest in South America and lowest in North America. Most men developed ED well before a diabetes diagnosis.

Source: Reuters.com

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