Sunday, 1 November 2015

Erectile dysfunction: A sign of heart disease?



At first we should understand that (ED) Erectile dysfunction is one of the most common sexual disorder affecting men. This distressing condition can destroy a man’s ego and threaten happy relationships. Erectile dysfunction is nothing but a condition, wherein a person has difficulty in getting and or keeping an erection. It affects about half of all men aged 40 to 70 years and one third men below 40 years of age.
It’s not really a new discovery that there is a relationship between vascular disease and erectile dysfunction, but recent studies are telling us that those suffering from impotence may be up to three times more likely to have a heart attack. Another study found, problems in the arteries of men with erectile dysfunction, which has implications not only for heart attacks, but also strokes. These findings make it more important than ever for men to see qualified doctors when they’re experiencing problems with ED.
A man may see some improvement simply by making some simple lifestyle changes such as reducing alcohol intake, exercising more often, having healthy food or quitting smoking. These may sound a lot like ‘heart-patient recommendations,’ but it goes to show just how significant the link between erectile dysfunction and heart disease really is.
Reduced blood flow to the penis and nerve damages are two of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction. Hardening and narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis) can reduce blood flow throughout the body and lead to impotence. High levels of blood sugar associated with diabetes—another risk factor for heart disease—may damage small blood vessels and nerves throughout the body, which can impede blood flow or nerve signals necessary for erection.
In the majority of cases, erectile dysfunction can be successfully treated. We have effective treatments that can be tailored to a couple’s lifestyle and needs. It is not an inconsequential ‘problem’ or one that will simply go away, so it shouldn’t be brushed off—especially considering the other implications.
So the conclusion is that, the impotence is not related with your bed room or your married life only, it is related with your “life” (The Heart) and if you face any type of lack in your erection or sex life it should be taken care seriously and should never be ignored.