Sexual function in men with metabolic syndrome

Richard K. Lee, Bilal Chughtai, Alexis E. Te, Steven A. Kaplan

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The metabolic syndrome (MetS) has become one of the major public health challenges worldwide. Emerging data have now clearly demonstrated its impact on male sexual function. The MetS appears to be strongly related to erectile dysfunction as well as hypogonadism. Few randomized studies exist to guide treatment of sexual dysfunction related to MetS; rather, most studies have been observational in nature. Medical therapy has formed the mainstay of treatment, with the advent of surgical intervention as a more recent phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Metabolic syndrome X
  • Obesity
  • Overactive
  • Physiologic
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Urinary bladder
  • Waist circumference


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