Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Heart Disease According to American Heart Association

american-heart-association-erectile-dysfunctionThe American Heart Association announced that they have found that men who have been diagnosed with asymptomatic subclinical vascular disease are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction.

While it is hard to see this as good news it really is quite the scientific breakthrough. Understanding this information can help men spare their sex lives and in some cases their lives all together.

David I. Feldman, B.S., lead author and research assistant at the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland was quoted saying:

Erectile function can be a window into men’s cardiovascular and overall health. Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease commonly coexist.

What this means is that if you have erectile dysfunction, you should now, more than ever speak to your doctor about it. This isn’t just a matter of sex. Catching heart disease at an early stage can often be a matter of life and death. He went on to say:

We looked at which measurement of early vascular disease was the best predictor for erectile dysfunction. We also looked at whether those men with multiple abnormalities, such as increased plaque in addition to arterial stiffness and dysfunction, were more likely to also suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Bottom line for all men is that if you have heart disease, take preventative measures for dealing with erectile dysfunction. It all starts with a better diet, avoiding smoking and taking effective dietary supplements. Also practicing penis exercises and penile traction therapy, both of which help increase and maintain blood flow to the penile cavity naturally.

And if you are suffering from erectile dysfunction don’t be ashamed to mention it to your doctor. It is not as uncommon as you may think. Upon examining you, he may decide your should be screened for heart condition.

Doing this is so important, not only may it save your sex live but can go a long way in adding additional years to your life as well. Do the right thing for yourself and your loved ones and open the lines of communication between your and your doctor or urologist.