Guidelines on the management of erectile dysfunction

British Society for Sexual Medicine

The risk factors for erectile dysfunction (sedentary lifestyle, obesity, smoking, hypercholesterolaemia, and metabolic syndrome) are very similar to the risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Erectile dysfunction (ED) may be the first presentation of serious medical conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. Men do not readily visit their GP with medical problems, and a consultation for ED may represent a vital opportunity for health intervention.

This Guidelines summary provides recommendations on diagnosis and pharmacological treatments, and includes a treatment algorithm based on cardiovascular risk.

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