Aspirin is Effective for Erectile Dysfunction

24.08.2018

Erectile function among men with vasculogenic erectile dysfunction improved significantly after 6 weeks of treatment with an aspirin dosage of 100 mg/day.

Antiplatelet treatment with aspirin could be a new treatment option for vasculogenic erectile dysfunction, particularly for men with a high mean platelet volume. These are the results of a prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study.

Some recently published studies have found a relationship between high mean platelet volume values and vasculogenic erectile dysfunction, but no previous study has examined the efficacy of antiplatelet therapy on it.

Large platelets are metabolically and enzymatically more active than small platelets and produce more thromboxane, known as the most potent vasoconstrictor agent.

Aspirin is an effective and safe therapeutic option for patients with VED, especially for patients with a high MPV.

Reference

Bayraktar Z, Albayrak S. Antiplatelet (aspirin) therapy as a new option in the treatment of vasculogenic erectile dysfunction: a prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. Int Urol Nephrol. 2018 Jan 17. doi: 10.1007/s11255-018-1786-0