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Hill G, Aning J. Investigating the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction. Practitioner Jan 2019;263(1822)23-26

Investigating the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction

23 Jan 2019Registered users

Rates of erectile dysfunction (ED) increase with age, with an estimated 70% of men aged 70 affected to some extent. ED is a significant predictor of underlying cardiovascular disease. In addition to the onset and duration of symptoms, important points in the history to clarify are: how the patient defines their ED, whether they have ever had erectile function, whether morning erections are preserved, the context of ED and recent sexual history. Men should be asked about symptoms of hypogonadism such as loss of libido or low energy levels. Cardiovascular risk should be evaluated.

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