Incidental Finding of Raised Random Blood Sugar in Cases Presenting with Erectile Dysfunction
Background: Erectile dysfunction is quite widely present in our populations, as men wish to maintain sexual desire and function despite aging.
Objective: To determine the frequency of raised random blood sugar in cases presenting with erectile dysfunction.
Methodology: Study design; Cross sectional study. Place of study; Department of Urology, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan. Duration; January to December 2018. In this study, all the consecutive male cases, with age 20 years or more, presenting with erectile dysfunction of at least one month or more, were included. Raised BSR was labelled when there was a level of random blood sugar was more than 140 mg/dl.
Results: In the present study, there were 100 males with erectile dysfunction, with mean age of 48.67±5.13 year. Raised BSR was seen in 24 (24%) out of 100 cases. There was no significant difference in terms of age, and BMI in both groups, with p values of 0.87 and 0.91 respectively. Raised BSR was significantly high in cases that had duration of erectile dysfunction more than 3 months where it was seen in 21 (31.34%) of cases as compared to 3 (9.09%) of cases with duration less than this with p value of 0.01.
Conclusion: Raised random blood sugar is common in cases with erectile dysfunction and seen in every one out of four cases and is significantly high in cases with duration of erectile function more than 3 months.