Men With ED More Likely to Develop Osteoporosis
New Study Examines Priapism Readmission
Osteoporosis is more common in men with erectile dysfunction (ED) than in men with normal erections, researchers from Taiwan report.
Their study, published in June in the journal Medicine, found that men with ED are over three times more likely to develop the bone disease when compared to their healthy counterparts.
The researchers examined data from 4,460 men with ED and compared them to 17,480 men without ED. The men's average age was 58 years.
Almost 6% of the men with ED eventually developed osteoporosis. The rate was 3.65% for the men without ED.
Men with ED also tended to develop osteoporosis more quickly.
Future research could focus on the mechanism behind this link between ED and osteoporosis, the study authors wrote. They suggested that deficiencies in testosterone or vitamin D could be involved.
More details on the study are available here.
Please note that a new research summary has been posted to the ISSM website.
"Risk Factors for Priapism Readmission" by Wilson Sui, BA, et al. was published online in August in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
For the study, the researchers analyzed health records of over 3,000 men who sought emergency care for priapism. The study discusses some of the most common risk factors for priapism readmission, including sickle cell disease, drug abuse, psychiatric disease, and a history of erectile dysfunction.
Please click here to see the summary.