More than half of men with diabetes have erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a new meta-analysis of international studies. “Men with diabetes should be screened for erectile dysfunction and vice versa,” corresponding author Damiano Pizzol, MD, of Doctors of Africa Cuamm, in Mozambique, told Renal & Urology News . “They tend to develop erectile dysfunction 10 to 15 years earlier than those without diabetes.” He added that screening for ED should be part of routine assessment of cardiovascular risk in men with diabetes, given underlying vasculopathy and increasing evidence of a direct link with cardiovascular disease.
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