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Video: Impotence Speaks Of The Risk Of Early Death
Impotence speaks of the risk of early death
Erectile dysfunction or impotence does more than just reduce the quality of life. Scientists have shown that this disorder may indicate a high risk of heart disease and early death.
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Erectile dysfunction or impotence does more than just reduce the quality of life. Scientists have shown that this disorder may indicate a high risk of heart disease and early death. The new study will be published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society, the Endocrinological Society said in a press release.
Erectile dysfunction can be a consequence of both vascular pathology and low levels of the male sex hormone testosterone in the blood. Sexual dysfunction can be a harbinger of an expanded picture of cardiovascular disease and premature death, according to new study co-author Leen Antonio of the University of Leuven Hospital in Belgium.
It was previously known that low testosterone levels are associated with higher mortality rates in middle-aged and older men. In addition, sexual dysfunction in the elderly is correlated with the risk of death.
In a new study, the authors analyzed data that were collected in a large study of aging men (European Male Ageing Study). They checked how the level of sex hormones and sexual function in nearly 2,000 men were related to whether they were alive 12 years after the start of the study.
The main results of the study:
· Men with normal testosterone levels and erectile dysfunction had a 51% higher risk of death compared to those without impotence.
· The lower the testosterone level, the higher the risk of death.
· The presence of erectile dysfunction, infrequent morning erections, and decreased libido indicated a 1.8-fold increased risk of death.
Erectile dysfunction alone reported a 1.4-fold increased risk of death.
“Discussing sexual dysfunctions with doctors is important because it can help detect and treat cardiovascular disease,” says Antonio.
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