The impact of lifestyle modification on erectile dysfunction

Phil Bach, Robert E Brannigan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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While it has been difficult to establish causality, strong associations between erectile dysfunction (ED) and lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity/metabolic syndrome, smoking, and psychosocial factors have been identified. The pathophysiology behind the associations is thought to center around endothelial dysfunction. Similar to the beneficial effects noted in CVD, studies have suggested a beneficial impact of lifestyle modifications on improving ED and underline the importance of encouraging a healthy lifestyle in the management of ED.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManagement of Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interdisciplinary Approach
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781493931002
ISBN (Print)9781493930999
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hypertension
  • Lifestyle
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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