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Erectile health in men gets affected by the functionality of their lungs

Cr. Tim Marshall

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Based on recent study, erectile dysfunction (ED) appears to correlate with an impaired forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) out of other classic risk factors.

Free of a history of diabetes, cardiovascular or kidney diseases, 331 men were under supervision and assessment using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) resulted into the main outcome of ED. Through mini-spirometry, FEV1 was measured under the guidance of a study nurse.

For normal predicted FEV1 values, sixty-six percent of the participants had it while 23 percent and 11 percent had mild and moderate impairments. Five patients had a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), while four had a history of asthma with fifty-nine participants had moderate-to-severe ED.

A link between the impaired predicted FEV1 and moderate-to-severe ED were uncovered by researchers.

The risk of ED was increased by almost fivefold for men with FEV1, which is between 1.0-2.0 L/s. For those with predicted FEV1, the corresponding risk was over four times as high.

The researchers stated that the biological background can only be hypothesized since it is the first study to report the association between decreased pulmonary function and ED in apparently healthy men. Be that as it may, the findings underscore the importance of monitoring for sexual and erectile health in men with weak lung function.

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