Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is a key early indicator of heart disease in men of all ages. Not only does this condition cause sexual problems for men in the form of them not being able to get and maintain an erection just before of during sexual intercourse, but it also is an early sign that the person suffering from erectile dysfunction maybe suffering from cardiac issues. This is a serious issue and is rightly getting a lot of exposure in the mainstream media, exemplified by this article on CNN.
According to a study in The Journal of the American Heart Association, men suffering from erectile dysfunction are 1.6 more likely to suffer from serious heart ailments like a stroke or a deadly heart attack than men who don’t have ED. This is very important to note because, if one is suffering from erectile dysfunction then it becomes vital for the patient to also get a full cardiovascular check up done as soon as possible because they might be able to detect a problem with their heart and look for appropriate treatment and take the proper precautions.
Making lifestyle changes like like reducing weight, eating healthy foods and exercising regularly will help not only tackle erectile dysfunction but also improve the health of your heart. So the next time you talk to your sexologist or doctor about your condition of erectile dysfunction, get your cardiovascular check up done to be on the safe side.