Could arterial stents be an alternative to drug therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED)? Whether moderate or severe, ED affects more than 50% of men between 40 and 70 years of age. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), usually associated with coronary arteries, is one of the many causes of ED. PAD is a build-up of plaque in arteries and it’s estimated that 70% of men with ED may have some form of PAD. A recent study looked at the possible use of drug-coated arterial stents to treat ED. Of the thirty men who received this treatment, none experienced negative side affects and all reported improvements in erectile function. Further research is necessary.

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