Male patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) appear to use erectile dysfunction medications more frequently than those without the disease, with the association persisting regardless of a history of IBD surgery, according to a study.
Tadalafil appears to effectively improve sexual function with acceptable side effects in diabetic patients with erectile dysfunction, according to a study. However, older patients fare better with the daily low-dose than the on-demand high-dose protocol.
Penile low-intensity shockwave treatment (LIST) is effective in men with erectile dysfunction (ED), but its efficacy gradually decreases with time, a recent study has shown. Moreover, those with diabetes are more likely to experience earlier failure of treatment.
A 70-year-old male with a history of diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and hypertension managed with atenolol presented to his family physician with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). He was prescribed terazosin. Over the course of a year he noticed worsening erectile dysfunction (ED) with difficulty maintaining a hard erection until orgasm.
Use of standard-dose aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appears to confer protection against the risk of endometrial cancer in overweight and obese women, according to a meta-analysis.
Less than 15 percent of Singaporean adolescents get the recommended 8–10 hours of sleep on a school night, reports a recent study, noting that such short sleep duration is linked to symptoms of depression, overweight or obesity, and poorer self-rated health.
Obstructive sleep apnoea may increase the risk of male-pattern baldness in men with a family history of hair loss, and this association appears to be mediated by low serum transferrin saturation levels related to hypoxia, a study suggests.