How does increased physical activity affect the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Updated: Aug 08, 2018
  • Author: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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A systematic review and meta-analysis by Silva et al suggested that physical activity and exercise—particularly aerobic exercise of moderate-to-vigorous intensity—improve patient-reported ED.  lthough the risk of bias in the trials was deemed moderate to high, principally because of difficulties with blinding, pooled data showed a statistically significant improvement in erectile function scores. Benefit was detected with both short-term and long-term interventions as well as with physical activity and exercise alone or as an adjunct to usual care. [114]


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