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GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2002 April;161(2):53-61
The erectile dysfunction: alimentary approach by metabolic supplementation with PUFA - 3
Zaccagna C. A., Zullo G.
ASL 5 - Rivoli Torinese - Torino
Background. The Erectile Dysfunction (ED) has actually found in sildenafil a good pharmacological solution but we have always considered the important role of food in the treatment of many diseases. Casually we have noted that many male patients, with circulatory problems and on diet enriched in PUFA no. 3 observed a significant improvement in their sexual activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a product (TRIOLIP 1000) containing PUPA - 3 in high concentration, in this sexual dysfunction.
Methods. We have enrolled 30 consecutive male patients, age 40-73, with ED on vascular basis of whom: 8 with concomitant NIDDM, 5 with hypertension and 7 with hypercholesterolemia. Triolip was administered at dosage of 2-3 g per day, per 12 weeks. The effect on erectile function has been evaluated every 4 weeks by personal interview on time to reach erection, quality and duration.
Results. In all patients a more rapid erection and a satisfactory maintainment of erection till ejaculation have been observed. This positive effect starts 2-3 weeks after beginning the therapy.
Conclusions. The conclusion is drawn that in this type of ED, which is not due to anatomical problems, neurological damages, endocrine diseases or jatrogenic reasons, the supplementation with PUFA - 3 could be absolutely indicated. The possibility of treatment with this “natural” compound allows to treat ED in a very physiological way, improving also the cardiovascular function.