Erectile dysfunction a rising problem in gout

All men with gout should be screened for erectile dysfunction, an expert has told delegates. 

Speaking to the conference lead author Naomi Schlesinger from the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick in the US said she first started to consider a link between gout and erectile dysfunction (ED) when she realized she was giving a lot of Viagra to her gout patients.

Erectile dysfunction and gout shared common risk factors, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, age, smoking and obesity.

“Because gout is commonly associated with cardiovascular