Study Investigates Blood Pressure and ED
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A diastolic blood pressure measurement of 80-95 mm Hg is associated with good erectile function, experts say.
In a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study, researchers found a U-shaped association between diastolic blood pressure and the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED).
The study involved 665 men with an average age of 56 years. Each man had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Overall, 52% of the men had ED, based on their scores on the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF). Those with better function were more likely to be younger, cohabitating with a partner, more educated, and less depressed.
ED prevalence was lowest among men with a diastolic blood pressure in the 80-95 mm Hg range. However, ED was more common in men with measurements above and below that range.
More details on the study can be found here.
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