Erectile Dysfunction Could Be Linked With Heart Disease

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    Concerns around erectile dysfunction typically focus on a man's inability to have sex. As serious a problem as this is, studies point to a more devastating issue that could be behind having difficulty maintaining an erection: heart disease.

    Research has connected erectile dysfunction with heart disease in men between the ages of 30 to 60 for years, but it is still not commonly known among the public. "You hear about men who pass away from heart disease," began Dr. Kevin Billups, director of Johns Hopkins Hospital's Integrative Men’s Health Program, "and their wives find Viagra [in their belongings] and they didn't even know they had a problem."

    For many men, experiencing erectile dysfunction is the first signal of risk factors which, if unchecked, can lead to heart disease, according to doctors. "The likelihood of having heart disease at some point is two to three times higher in those who have ED than those who don’t," said Dr. Mehdi Shishehbor, a cardiology specialist at Cleveland Clinic.

    But why would a problem affecting your penis signal a larger problem with your heart? "The penile arteries are much smaller than the arteries that supply blood to the heart, brain or lower extremities, and will block faster," explained Dr. Billups. "Erectile dysfunction will often appear as a symptom years before the heart attack. The other reason is that the penis is more sensitive [than other organs] to early changes associated with increased risk of heart disease, such as inflammation and oxidative stress."

    Coronary heart disease occurs when the arteries around the heart harden and narrow, making it more difficult for much-needed blood to reach the heart muscles. A number of variables (high cholesterol, hypertension, smoking and/or diabetes, for example) cause this hardening, which can lead to chest pain or even a heart attack.

    "The same process can happen in the pelvis," Dr. Shishehbor explained. "The same risk factors that apply to coronary artery disease are the same risk factors that apply to blockages in the penis. Over the years blockages form and prevent blood from getting to the penis. In order to get an erection we need blood flow to the penis.

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    True since ED meds are for circulation. Fortunately that is one medical condition I do not suffer from.
     
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    Most coronary heart disease preventable...
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    Doctors Say Most Heart Disease Preventable
    March 06, 2013 - Coronary heart disease is the number one killer, worldwide, of men and women over the age of 60. But people of all ages succumb to heart attacks each year. And while death rates have declined in the U.S. and many western European countries, mortality is on the rise in the developing world. Yet most heart disease is preventable.
     
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    Ya think? Man doctors are clueless.
     
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    Granny says quit makin' faces an' drink yer beet juice...
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    If you're not able to get it up anymore, you need to drop everything else you're doing in your life and address that. Because if you don't, maybe you don't deserve to get it up anymore.

    End of lesson.
     
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    I have some heart problems as well as diabetes type 2, however I was advised to take LEVITRA for my erection issues and I have to say it works just great for me.
    I have much stronger erections with Levitra and none of the side effects.
     
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    No kidding?

    I always believed that ED was psychological for some.

    Course if you're out of shape it's harder to retain wood than when you exercise regularly.
     
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    So your heart is not working right and your answer is popping a pill so you can have sex. Sounds reasonable right folks?
     
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