Monday, February 21, 2011

SHIM score

The SHIM, or sexual health inventory for men, score is widely used in clinical practice and research to assess erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence in men. Erectile dysfunction is loss of the ability to sustain an erection for intercourse. The severity of ED according to a SHIM score is from 1 to 25, with 1 being the most severe and 25 being healthy. Men with a SHIM score of 21 or under are generally told to seek medical advice to find out the cause of their ED. Prostate cancer is not necessarily a cause of ED, but treatments for prostate cancer can lead to ED.

Read more @: SHIM Score & Prostate Cancer

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