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Insulin Resistance Predicts LUTS and Erectile Dysfunction

Insulin Resistance Predicts LUTS and Erectile DysfunctionMen who have insulin resistance are at higher risk for erectile dysfunction (ED) and severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), according to Italian researchers.

Secreted by the pancreas, insulin is a hormone that helps the body absorb glucose (blood sugar) so that it can be used for energy.

Sometimes, glucose is not absorbed as well and the body needs to make more insulin to help. If the body requires more insulin than it can produce, this is called insulin resistance. In that case, a person has too much glucose in the blood and might eventually develop diabetes or other health conditions, such as metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a group of disorders that can include high blood sugar, high blood pressure, problems with cholesterol, high triglycerides, and a large waist size.


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