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Turk J Urol. 2017 Sep;43(3):247-251. doi: 10.5152/tud.2017.70482. Epub 2017 Aug 3.

Erectile dysfunction in the elderly male.

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Department of Urology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a health problem which mainly effects elderly men and this problem has become a more important health problem with the increased life expectancy. The basic risk factors of ED are hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and atherosclerotic heart disease which also have a higher incidence in the elderly men. The aim of this review article is to highlight the age-related changes in ED together with recommendations for patient evaluation and treatment.

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Atherosclerosis; diabetes mellitus; erectile dysfunction; hypogonadism

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Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

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