A cross-sectional study of hypertensive outpatients to determine the necessity of asking about erectile dysfunction symptoms

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 53, issue 4, 2011 , pages: 384–389
DOI: 10.1080/20786204.2011.10874119
Author(s): N SharifuddinKlinik Kesihatan Semenyih,, Aziz AF AbdulDepartment of Family Medicine,, MS HamzahDepartment of Family Medicine,, Rashid R AbdulDepartment of Family Medicine,, Z ZainuddinUrology Unit,, SEW Putehdepartment of Community Health,, Hamid MZ AbdulFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,, NA AzizDepartment of Family Medicine,


Background: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common amongst hypertensive men. Hypertensive patients often attribute it to antihypertensive drugs, although conflicting evidence linking ED with antihypertensive medication exists. The objectives were to determine the prevalence and severity of ED, the type of treatment sought, and the risk factors for ED among hypertensive men.

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