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Urol Clin North Am. 2004 May;31(2):249-57.

Prevention and treatment of erectile dysfunction using lifestyle changes and dietary supplements: what works and what is worthless, part I.

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Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0330, USA.


Clinicians working in urology should adhere to the same guidelines that are observed in cardiovascular medicine when dealing with a patient with ED. A golden opportunity exists to discuss lifestyle changes with any man with or concerned about ED. Providing heart-healthy recommendations to men with minimal to extensive ED may produce a twofold impact: (1) patients may be able to affect the future extent of their disease, and (2) patients may become healthier overall. Patients following a heart-healthy lifestyle after a diagnosis of ED or to prevent ED should enjoy increased quality or quantity of life. The time is more than ripe for patients to understand that heart health is tantamount to erectile health.

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