Are men with psoriasis more prone to erectile dysfunction?

A Feb 2016 study in the International Journal of Impotence Research seems to suggest that men with psoriasis may be more prone to erectile dysfunction.

Since the study looked at a small set of patients (191) its findings can only suggest this possibility and further studies will need to be done to verify the results. Nevertheless, if you are a male who suffers from psoriasis, it is something to bear in mind. Also consider:

  • Don’t wait – discuss with your doctor if you are worried
  • Keep active and watch your weight, these factors will also affect your sexual function
  • Get some sunlight exposure
  • Take a daily vitamin D3 supplement

Ref: Erectile dysfunction in patients with plaque psoriasis: the relation of depression and cardiovascular factors.

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