Erectile Dysfunction Support
It's not something that most people discuss openly, although it's quite a common problem, especially in older men. Erectile dysfunction, or ED, can be a distressing and embarrassing health concern, but it shouldn't be swept under the rug and ignored. That's because ED can be a symptom of a serious underlying medical condition, namely heart disease – the number one killer across the globe.
NO LAUGHING MATTER
The seriousness of the relationship between ED and heart disease has been highlighted yet again in a new study published in the journal PLoS Medicine. Researchers assessed more than 95,000 men over almost three years and found that those with ED were more likely to suffer from heart disease and had a greater chance of resultant death – even men with mild ED were at a slightly greater risk of heart disease and death, and the risk increased in relation to ED severity.
In men with no previous signs of heart disease, those with severe ED were at significantly greater risk of developing several serious conditions compared to men with no ED. This included a 60% greater likelihood of reduced bloodflow to the heart, a 92% increase in the risk of peripheral blood vessel disease, a 66% greater risk of having a heart attack and an eight times greater likelihood of suffering from heart failure. What's more, men with severe ED also had a 93% greater chance of dying over the study period. Most of these risks were even higher for men with existing heart disease and severe ED.
MEDICAL ASSESSMENT NECESSARY
This doesn't mean that ED results in heart disease, but rather that it can be a predictor of it – in fact, it's been shown that ED is predominantly caused by blood vessel disorders, mainly hardening of the arteries, although psychological and other factors can also play a role. Because of this, all men with ED should be encouraged to seek medical assistance, including younger men and those with only mild ED. It's important that any underlying health concerns be carefully examined and appropriately addressed, instead of simply treating ED as a stand-alone condition.
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