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International Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Research


Erectile dysfunction: An emerging component of metabolic syndrome?


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Author Details : Rohit Ram, Sadaf Idris*

Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 401-404


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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the association of erectile dysfunction(ED) with risk factors of metabolic syndrome
(MS).
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in 60 male subjects visiting the outpatient Department
of Urology, out of which 30 subjects had vasculogenic erectile dysfunction evidenced by the IIIEF-5 scoring
system. A score of 22 and above was considered as no ED and a score of 21 and less was considered positive
for ED. Participants with a known history of spinal cord/ pelvic injury, vascular surgery, multiple sclerosis,
cardiac diseases, bronchial asthma, severe genital anatomic defects, chronic renal failure, liver cirrhosis,
long term hypertensives, and hypogonadism were excluded. Anthropometric analysis was done. Blood
pressure, height, and weight were measured. BMI was calculated. 12hour fasting blood glucose and lipid
profile were measured.
Results: The mean BMI of the cases and controls was 27.7 2.01 kg/m2 and 23.2 1.88 kg/m2
respectively, which was statistically significant (p<0> were obese. A significant statistical difference (p<0> triglycerides(TG), low-density lipoprotein(LDL), very low- density lipoprotein(VLDL) between the two
groups. The mean HDL was low in cases but no significant difference was seen (p >0.05).
Conclusion: As our study showed a positive correlation between the risk factors of MS and ED, ED should
be considered as a predictive factor for a cardiac event. All men should be questioned about their sexual
history and erectile function as a part of the initial assessment of cardiovascular disease riskTo evaluate the association of erectile dysfunction(ED) with risk factors of metabolic syndrome
(MS).

Keywords: Erectile dysfunction, Metabolic syndrome, Risk factor, Initial assessment.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijcbr.2019.086

How to cite : Ram R, Idris S , Erectile dysfunction: An emerging component of metabolic syndrome?. Int J Clin Biochem Res 2019;6(3):401-404

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