La disfunzione sessuale negli uomini e nelle donne con diabete: una riflessione sulle complicazioni?

Sexual dysfunction in men and women with diabetes: a reflection of their complications?

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is associated with a plethora of micro- and macro-vascular complications which should be carefully investigated and treated in order to improve quality of life and reduce the risk of premature mortality. Female and male sexual dysfunction often occurs in diabetes; while cardiovascular complications are clearly involved, psychosexological factors, endocrine complications, and endothelial dysfunction all contribute to the pathogenesis of sexual dysfunctions. Sexual dysfunctions can also act as early biomarkers of cardiovascular disease.