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Men With ED Should Be Screened for Diabetes

If you or your partner have erectile dysfunction (ED), getting screened for diabetes is a good idea, Canadian experts say. 

Lots of men with ED have diabetes and don't even know it. 

In a recent study of over 21,000 men, the research team found that men with ED were more than twice as likely to have undiagnosed diabetes compared to men without ED. (Learn more about the study here.)

High blood sugar can interfere with the whole erection process, so ED is common among men with diabetes. Sometimes, it's one of the first signs. 

Be sure to ask your healthcare provider about diabetes if you're having trouble getting a firm erection. Controlling your blood sugar is important for all aspects of health and could improve your sex life, too!

Did You Know? Sex and Ureteral Stones

Like kidney stones, ureteral stones are sharp crystals formed from a buildup of substances like uric acid and calcium. They travel to the ureters - the tubes that connect the kidneys and the bladder. And they can be painful!

New research suggests that having sex three to four times a week could help men pass ureteral stones. Find out more. 

What is Addyi?

Over the last few weeks, you've likely seen news reports about Addyi (flibanserin), a drug designed to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women. 

HSDD is a persistent, distressing lack of sexual desire that can't be explained by another medical condition. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug on August 18th. However, some experts are concerned about the safety and effectiveness of Addyi.

Is Addyi right for you? In our latest blog post, we answer some common questions about HSDD and Addyi. We explain who the drug is meant for and who should not take it and why.

We also describe how the drug works and the safety issues all women should know about. 

Click here to read more!

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