Take a look at this article posted by rheumatology news which states that “Men with rheumatoid arthritis have a two-thirds greater risk of developing erectile dysfunction than men without the disease”
This is the first instance where I have seen erectile dysfunction been associated withrheumatology arthritis. And I am not wrong the article says that it is the first study to show such an association.
This break through study will draw physician’s attention more towards patients suffering from arthritis and complaining about lack of sexual interest. Earlier many of them would have neglected complaints regarding sexual satisfaction but now they need to pay attention to it and help cure erectile dysfunction.
In the study patients aged between 18 to 80 years of age were covered. Out of the 44,170 patients, there were 6,310 such patients who were diagnosed for the first time with Erectile Dysfunction between 2001 and 2009.
To come up with accurate results strong procedures were implemented like patients who were diagnosed twice with erectile dysfunction were included in the study, with at least one of the diagnoses made by an urologist. Also patients who were diagnosed at least twice with rheumatoid arthritis were included, with at least one of the diagnoses made by a rheumatologist. One more rule which was followed was patients needed to be prescribed any one type of disease-modifying antirheumatic drug to be included for study.
The facts and figures were yet not substantial and hence further studies were needed to determine the correlation between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Erectile Dysfunction.
If you are a women with a partner suffering from ED then you should read How Women Can Help Cure Erectile Dysfunction for Male Partners
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