Is there a relationship between insulin resistance , erectile dysfunction and the level of serum total testosterone in men with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Medical News of North Caucasus
Diabetes mellitus; Erectile; Insulin resistance; Testosterone
The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of serum total testosterone (T) on the insulin resistance (IR) and erectile dysfunction in men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Objects were 131 male aged 40-65 years with T2DM. Symptoms of erectile dysfunction and androgen deficiency were assessed by IIEF-5 and AMS questionnaires, IR - by HOMA index. Patients were divided into four groups depending on the level of total T. Weight, body mass index and waist circumference were significantly increased in patients with a decreased level of T. The severity of IR negatively correlated with the T levels. Severity of the symptoms of androgen deficiency and erectile dysfunction increases with the decrease in T levels accompanied by worsening of IR in men with T2DM.
Khripun, I., Belousov, I., Vorobyev, S., Puzyreva, V., Allahverdieva, Y., Ibishev, H., & Kogan, M. (2016). Is there a relationship between insulin resistance , erectile dysfunction and the level of serum total testosterone in men with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Medical News of North Caucasus, 11 (4). http://dx.doi.org/10.14300/mnnc.2016.11140