BSSM ED guideline

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Summary of guidance on the management of erectile dysfunction. Covers diagnosis, treatments, and a treatment algorithm based on cardiovascular risk

While not usually life-threatening, erectile dysfunction (ED) may be associated with other conditions of concern, particularly cardiovascular disease. Despite the likelihood of underlying conditions, many men undergo minimal evaluation before treatment. Thanks to the availability of effective treatments, ED can generally be treated in general practice. However, men do not readily visit GPs with concerns about ED, so such consultations represent a good opportunity for assessment and intervention.

This Guidelines for Nurses summary covers the treatment and assessment of ED, including case history, likely causes, and cardiovascular risk factors. It includes an algorithm for offering androgen therapy in men presenting with ED.

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