Author(s): Abolfotouh MA, alHelali NS
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Abstract Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the most common diseases of male sexual dysfunction. A cross-sectional study of 388 ED patients who attended six andrology and urology clinics in Jeddah for the first time was performed during a period of 3 months. ED was rated as mild (21\% of patients), moderate (60\%) or severe (19\%), and was strongly associated with age. After adjusting for age, only lack of exercise, alcohol consumption and drug addiction were significantly associated with severity; hypertension, cardiac diseases and smoking were not. About two-thirds of the patients had poor quality of life; severe ED was the only significant predictor of this. Severe ED was not an indicator for co-morbidities.
This article was published in East Mediterr Health J
and referenced in Family Medicine & Medical Science Research