Gout as a risk factor for Erectile Dysfunction
Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common in the general population; however, evidence regarding ED among patients with gout is limited.
The researchers conducted a cohort study using The Health Improvement Network, an electronic medical record database in the United Kingdom.
This population-based study suggests that gout is associated with an increased risk of developing ED, supporting a possible role for hyperuricemia and inflammation as independent risk factors for ED.
Schlesinger N, Lu N, Choi HK. Gout and the risk of incident erectile dysfunction: a body mass index-matched population-based study [published online July 15, 2018]. J Rheumatol. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.170444