Gaps in the management of diabetes in Asia: A need for improved awareness and strategies in men's sexual health

Kang, Waye-Hann and Mohamad Sithik, Muhammad Navid and Khoo, Jun-Kit and Ooi, Ying-Guat and Lim, Quan-Hziung and Lim, Lee-Ling (2022) Gaps in the management of diabetes in Asia: A need for improved awareness and strategies in men's sexual health. Journal of Diabetes Investigation, 13 (12). 1945 – 1957. ISSN 2040-1116, DOI

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Sexual dysfunction, which is defined as ‘difficulty during any stage of the sexual encounter that prevents or impairs the individual or couple from enjoying sexual activity’, is globally prevalent in males with prediabetes and diabetes. It is an early harbinger of cardiovascular diseases and has a profound impact on one's physical, mental, and social health. Among patients with either prediabetes or diabetes, the most common male sexual dysfunctions are hypogonadism, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation. In Asia, although sexual health is an important factor of men's health, it is rarely discussed freely in real-life practice. Addressing sexual health in Asian males has always been challenging with multiple barriers at the levels of patients and health care providers. Therefore, the assessment and management of sexual dysfunction in routine clinical practice should involve a holistic approach with effective patient–provider communication. In this review, we discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and the management of hypogonadism, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation among males with either prediabetes or diabetes (type 1 and type 2), as well as the evidence gaps across Asia. © 2022 The Authors. Journal of Diabetes Investigation published by Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD) and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Education, Malaysia and Medical Research Council [Grant No; IF076‐2019], UK-Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asia; Diabetes mellitus; Erectile dysfunction; Humans; Hypogonadism; Male; Men's health; Prediabetic state; Premature ejaculation; Sexual behavior; Sexual health; Awareness; Devidence gap; Health care personnel; Hypogonadism; Male sexual dysfunction; Men's health; Pathophysiology; Premature ejaculation; Prevalence; Review; Sexual health; Impaired glucose tolerance
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Medicine Department
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2023 03:51
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2023 03:51

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