In the space of 20 years, impotence has transformed into erectile insufficiency, a relevant clinical marker for quality of life, and more surprisingly, for poor men's health. Between the age of 30 and 65 years, it has been found to be a marker of both cardiovascular and overall mortality, which represents a major breakthrough and thus renders its proactive opportunistic screening unequally valuable. Any clinician dealing with chronic diseases, particularly cardiometabolic conditions or mood disorders, can no longer ignore the recommendation (Grade A, Level 1) to assess the physical and mental health status in terms of benefits for the primary prevention of acute cardiovascular events, but also for the secondary and tertiary prevention of chronic diseases.
What is already known about the topic?
Erectile dysfunction is associated with poor sexual health but also physical and mental health status and often impaired well-being.
What does this article bring up for us?
Clinicians must take ownership of this new barometer of men’s health, which is currently unequalled.
Dysfonction érectile, marqueur clinique, maladies chroniques, dépistage cardio-vasculaire, santé globale, qualité de vie, pratique médicale inadaptée