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Smoking Increases Risk of ED

smokingSmoking cigarettes increases a man’s chance of experiencing erectile dysfunction, and the more cigarettes smoked, the greater the risk.

Tulane University researchers examined the association between cigarette smoking and erectile dysfunction in a 2000-2001 study in China involving 7,684 men.

The researchers used questionnaires to assess the status of cigarette smoking and erectile dysfunction. Those surveyed were men between the ages of 35-74 who did not have vascular disease.

The Tulane team found that there was a significant statistical link between the number of cigarettes that men smoked and the likelihood they would experience erectile dysfunction.

The association between smoking and erectile dysfunction was even stronger in participants with diabetes. An estimated 22.7 percent of erectile dysfunction cases among Chinese men might be attributable to cigarette smoking, says the study.

Although erectile dysfunction is not a life-threatening condition, it compromises well-being and quality of life. Erectile dysfunction is also triggered by alcohol use, fatigue and a variety of medical conditions.

The report is published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

The Tulane study results suggest that smoking prevention should be an important approach for reducing the risk of erectile dysfunction.

Smoking is already known for causing 87 percent of lung cancer deaths. It is also responsible for many other cancers and health problems.

Source: Tulane University

Smoking Increases Risk of ED

Rick Nauert PhD

Rick Nauert, PhDDr. Rick Nauert has over 25 years experience in clinical, administrative and academic healthcare. He is currently an associate professor for Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals doctoral program in health promotion and wellness. Dr. Nauert began his career as a clinical physical therapist and served as a regional manager for a publicly traded multidisciplinary rehabilitation agency for 12 years. He has masters degrees in health-fitness management and healthcare administration and a doctoral degree from The University of Texas at Austin focused on health care informatics, health administration, health education and health policy. His research efforts included the area of telehealth with a specialty in disease management.

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Nauert PhD, R. (2016). Smoking Increases Risk of ED. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 20, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/news/2007/08/01/smoking-increases-risk-of-ed/1087.html

 

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