'It has been recently estimated that more than 152 million men worldwide experienced erectile dysfunction in 1995, and that this number will rise to approximately 322 million by 2025.' 1
Preliminary findings from clinicians at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), show that men with erectile dysfunction are more likely to have cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease affects approximately 40,000 Canadian men annually.
"Our study suggests, that erectile dysfunction, particularly in young
men, may be an early warning sign of heart disease and stroke," says
MUHC Director of Clinical Epidemiology and lead investigator, Dr. Steven
Dr. Grover and his colleagues evaluated more than 4 000 men. They compared the risk of erectile dysfunction among patients with and without cardiovascular disease. "We found that the presence of cardiovascular disease was strongly associated with erectile dysfunction," says Dr. Grover.
From the website: 'In a study published in the The American Journal of Medicine, (Feb. 2007), researchers report that erectile dysfunction was significantly and independently associated with age, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and lack of physical activity. There was an especially high prevalence of erectile dysfunction among men with hypertension and diabetes, suggesting that screening for erectile dysfunction in these patients may be warranted. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Hospital analyzed data from 2126 men who participated in the 2001-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
As many as 18 million men may be affected with erectile dysfunction in the United States. The recent development of effective oral medications to treat erectile dysfunction has raised awareness and furnished treatment options, however lifestyle changes like increase of physical activity, stricter dietary control and other measures for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes may prevent decrease in erectile function.
A study from Harvard Health Professionals shows that chronic illness and the medications used to treat them account for many of the sexual problems of older men. Sexual dysfunction is most prevalent in men with illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke and depression. 'The secret to preserving sexuality is to stay healthy and to build healthy relationships - and both require a series of wise choices throughout life.' (Harvey B. Simon, M.D.)
From the website: 'It has been recently estimated that more than 152 million men worldwide experienced erectile dysfunction in 1995, and that this number will rise by 170 million, to approximately 322 million by the year 2025.'
This is a comprehensive study of male sexual and reproductive functioning. Topics include: normal size of the male sexual organs, aging and sexuality, role of central and peripheral neurochemicals in each stage of the sexual cycle, erections, influence of psychological factors, drugs and disease on all aspects of sexual functioning and the investigation and treatment of male sexual disorders.
Extensive discussions on newly developed strategies in psychological and behavioral counseling, drug therapy, tissue engineering, nonsurgical devices and surgical treatments for all forms of sexual disorders are also provided. Lastly, the effect of sexual dysfunction and its treatment on quality of life in affected men is addressed, along with recommendations for future research endeavors.
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