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Eli Lilly survey finds four in ten men don’t talk about erectile dysfunction

17th July 2008

Four in ten men feel too uncomfortable to discuss erectile dysfunction with their doctors, a new study has revealed.

Research conducted by pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly highlighted that despite the majority of men (82 per cent) recognising such problems could be an indicator of wider health issues, they are still reluctant to bring them to the attention of a health professional.

The survey also revealed that 64 per cent of those questioned would like to know more about erectile dysfunction and available treatments.

Other findings included that 88 per cent of males view erectile dysfunction as treatable, while men who discuss their condition with a doctor are much less likely to believe the myths surrounding it.

Commenting on the study, Dr Ridwan Shabsigh, director of the Division of Urology at Maimonides Medical Centre in Brooklyn, New York and professor of clinical urology at Columbia University, said there are treatments which will work for some men and recommends they speak to a healthcare professional.

In other news from Eli Lilly, Olympian Gary Hall Junior, who treated his diabetes with the company’s insulin Humalog injection, has teamed with it to become an ambassador for the Inspired by Diabetes global campaign.

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