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Sexual Functioning Mirrors Overall Men’s Health Status

Sexual Functioning Mirrors Overall Men’s Health Status

In this context, ED and CardioVascular Diseases (CVDs) demonstrated to share several aspects in their respective aetiology and pathophysiology, and multiple studies have clearly ascertained ED as an independent risk marker for CVD. Overall, incident ED may significantly increase the risk of CVD, Coronary Heart Disease (CAD), stroke, overall atherosclerotic cardiovascular events, all cause mortality, and the increase would seem independent or even greater of both conventional CVD risk factors. Likewise, ED emerges as a common complaint in patients with different comorbid conditions and an overall poor general health.

Preliminary data would suggest that the severity of ED may account for a lower male general health status, regardless of the aetiology of ED. An increasing amount of data seems to support this hypothesis: an impaired sexual functioning per se may be considered a reliable proxy of lower male general health status.

Speakers: Andrea Salonia