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Impact of the metabolic syndrome on the management of erectile dysfunction

Impact of the metabolic syndrome on the management of erectile dysfunction

Metabolic syndrome (MS) refers to the clustering of several cardio-metabolic risk factors, including abdominal obesity, hyperglycemia, dyslipidaemia, and elevated blood pressure. The experts of the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III created one of the widely accepted definitions of MS in 2001. In this definition, abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, and high fasting blood glucose (FBG), high triglyceride (TG), and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels have been suggested as risk factors for MS. The presence of any three of the five factors has been defined as MS.  Recent studies support the notion that these metabolic abnormalities do indeed cluster beyond the effect of chance, and that a single factor may underlie the association.

That insulin resistance and abdominal obesity, key components of this cluster, are also associated with perturbations in plasma adipokine levels, altered fatty acid metabolism, endothelial dysfunction, procoagulant state and systemic inflammation underscores the breadth and complexity of the patho-physiology of this clustering, which is still poorly understood. In addition to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, insulin resistance is also associated with a wide spectrum of clinical disorders, including polycystic ovary syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, sleep-disordered breathing, hypogonadism, chronic kidney disease and certain cancers. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999–2002 estimated the age-adjusted prevalence of MS in US adults aged 20 years and over to be 39.1%. Similar to erectile dysfunction, MS is more prevalent with increasing age, affecting half of adults aged 60 years and over.
Speakers: Dr. Tarek Anis
Conference: WAS Goteberg 2009
Areas of Interest / Categories: Erectile Dysfunction, WAS 2009

WAS 2009

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