Erectile Dysfunction in Men With Gallbladder Stone Disease

08.04.2019

In a recent study, it has been assessed the risk of erectile dysfunction after the diagnosis of gallbladder stone disease.

The risk of organic erectile dysfunction was higher in the gallbladder stone disease cohort than the nongallbladder stone disease cohort, but the risk of psychogenic erectile dysfunction was comparable between the gallbladder stone disease cohort and the nongallbladder stone disease cohort. Moreover, gallbladder stone disease men with cholecystectomy exhibited a lower risk of developing organic erectile dysfunction than gallbladder stone disease men without cholecystectomy. The risk of organic erectile dysfunction contributed by gallbladder stone disease was only significantly higher in men aged ≥65 years and in men with comorbidities. The risk of psychogenic erectile dysfunction contributed by gallbladder stone disease was nonsignificant in each age group and in men with or without comorbidities. Gallbladder stone disease is associated with an increased risk of organic erectile dysfunction, but it has no association with psychogenic erectile dysfunction. History of cholecystectomy for gallbladder stone disease may ameliorate the risk of organic erectile dysfunction.

Reference

Chen CH, Lin CL, Kao CH. Erectile dysfunction in men with gallbladder stone disease: A nationwide population-based study. Am J Mens Health. 2019;13(2):1557988319839589

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1557988319839589