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Men with Gout Have Higher ED Risk, Study Says
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Men with gout are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction (ED) than men in the general population, according to research published in June in Arthritis Research & Therapy.
The risk is similar even after considering comorbidities, the study authors reported. And higher ED risk may be evident before men are diagnosed with gout.
The researchers examined ten years of data from men between the ages of 18 and 64 in the United Kingdom. They identified 9,653 men with gout and compared them to 38,218 age-matched controls.
During the study period, 1,736 men with gout and 4,124 men in the control group developed ED.
"Overall we found the risk of ED post-[gout]-diagnosis to be 2% per year. Whilst those with gout were 31% more likely to consult their general practitioner for ED compared to those without gout, the excess absolute risk was 0.6% per year,” the authors wrote.
Find out more about the study here.
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