Erectile Dysfunction

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General Principles

Epidemiology

It is estimated that 40%–60% of men with diabetes have erectile dysfunction (ED), and the prevalence varies depending on the age of the patient and duration of diabetes. In addition to increasing age, ED is associated with smoking, poor glycemic control, low high-density lipoprotein, neuropathy, and retinopathy.

Etiology

ED in men with diabetes is multifactorial. It can result from nerve damage, impaired blood flow (vascular insufficiency), adverse drug effects, low testosterone, psychological factors, or a combination of these etiologies.

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General Principles

Epidemiology

It is estimated that 40%–60% of men with diabetes have erectile dysfunction (ED), and the prevalence varies depending on the age of the patient and duration of diabetes. In addition to increasing age, ED is associated with smoking, poor glycemic control, low high-density lipoprotein, neuropathy, and retinopathy.

Etiology

ED in men with diabetes is multifactorial. It can result from nerve damage, impaired blood flow (vascular insufficiency), adverse drug effects, low testosterone, psychological factors, or a combination of these etiologies.

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