Source: Hypogonadism in men with erectile dysfunction may be related to a host of chronic illnesses. Guay A, Seftel AD, Traish A. Int J Impot Res 2010; 22(1):9-19.
Low testosterone levels are common in older men and are associated with a range of chronic conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular problems and psychological problems. The results of this study strengthen that association and indicate that men with these chronic conditions should have their testosterone levels checked, particularly if they also have symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Further well-designed studies are needed to help understand whether health-related lifestyle changes can improve testosterone levels in these men.