ED Can Lead to Decreased Quality of Life in Type 2 Men

Recent study

| Apr 1, 2006

For men with type 2 who suffer from erectile dysfunction, quality of life can decrease over the course of three years, according to the results of a recent study.

Patients were asked to complete a questionnaire about the presence of erectile dysfunction (ED) and their quality of life every six months for three years. Of the 1,456 participants in the study, 34 percent reported frequent erectile problems at the beginning of the study. An additional 192 participants developed erectile dysfunction during the course of the study.

“The onset of ED was associated with a further marked worsening in physical functioning, general health perception, and social functioning,” write the researchers. “The development of ED was also associated with a highly significant increase in depressive symptoms and a marked decrease in quality of sexual life.”

Diabetes Care, November 2005

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Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes, Sexual Issues, Type 2 Issues


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Posted by Anonymous on 15 February 2008

i to have type 2 diabetes. i also have asthma. and the 2 med's i take cause problem for my diabetes,and the diabetic med's cause trouble for asthma..and yes there are time i feel I can't win for losing..I'm a proud man and want my lady to feel the same way I do for her.Even after 30 plus yrs. I wonder if she does??? all the romance in the world does made the lost feeling go away.
thanks jb ohio

Posted by volleyball on 17 April 2008

Is ED the horse or the cart? The ED could be a manifestation of decreasing health due to aging and diabetes. That's why to need to be aggresive with your health while you still have it.


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