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Erectile dysfunction and comorbid conditions: An analysis of 8690 cases

Erectile dysfunction and comorbid conditions: An analysis of 8690 cases

Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of comorbid conditions in patients presenting with ED.

Methods: This is a hospital based study and the population consists of 15357 consecutive patients (13402 males and 1955 females) who sought treatment for various sexual problems at Dr. Promodu’s Institute of Sexual and Marital Health Pvt. Ltd, Kochi, South India between February 2006 and January 2015. Out of the 13402 male patients, there were 8690 cases (64.84%) with ED. Evaluation was done based on case history, clinical interview, physical examination, laboratory investigations and imaging procedures.

Results: The major, systemic medical conditions indentified in patients with ED are dyslipidemia in 23.1%, diabetes mellitus in 22.23%, hypertension in 13%, coronary heart disease in 1.66%, thyroid disorder in 0.32% and pituitary adenoma in 0.13%. Other conditions identified were urological problems in 21.32%, mental disorders in 6.9% and infections in 1.73%. Sexual concerns noticed in 2.79%. Eighteen percent of patients had pre-existing premature ejaculatory dysfunction.

Conclusion: The study could enlist the different comorbid conditions in patients suffering from ED and this will be of immense help in considering the treatment options.