Erectile dysfunction and its influence on quality of life in patients with essential hypertension.

@article{Kushiro2005ErectileDA,
  title={Erectile dysfunction and its influence on quality of life in patients with essential hypertension.},
  author={Toshio Kushiro and Atsuhiko Takahashi and Fumio Saito and Yuji Otsuka and Masayoshi Soma and Toshiyuki Kurihara and Atsushi Satomura and Tomoaki Saito and Katsuo Kanmatsuse},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={427-30}
}
Epidemiological studies indicated that erectile dysfunction (ED) is more frequent and their quality of life (QOL) is deteriorated in patients with essential hypertension as compared with normotensive subjects. Since both ED and hypertension influence QOL, it is not clear which malady has a more serious influence on QOL. We conducted a case control study to investigate incidence and impact of ED on QOL. In 102 patients aged 40 to 59 under treatment for hypertension (Hypertensive group) and in… CONTINUE READING