Therapeutic Effect of an Interval Exercise Training Program in the Management of Erectile Dysfunction in Hypertensive Patients

Authors


Sikiru Lamina, Bsc, Msc, Physiotherapy/Physiology Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Ethiopia
E-mail: siklam_86@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of an interval exercise training program on C-reactive protein and erectile dysfunction (ED) management in older male hypertensive patients. Twenty-two male hypertensive patients with ED (n=22; 62.10±5.23 years) were involved in interval exercise training (60%–79% heart rate max reserve) for 8 weeks for a duration of between 45 to 60 min/d, while an age-matched control hypertensive (n=21; 64.00±4.77 years) group remained sedentary during this period. The study revealed a significant effect of an exercise training program on erectile function of hypertensive patients with ED (P<.05). It was concluded that an exercise program is a possible effective noninvasive and nonpharmacologic management of ED in male hypertensive patients.

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