I don’t think anyone has ever said, “You know what’s really fun? When my penis doesn’t work the way I’d like it to.”
Nope, erectile dysfunction is one of those medical conditions that can happen to anyone with a penis at some point or another — but that doesn’t make it situation suck any less. In fact, for more than 30 percent of men ages 40–70 suffer from ED.
Many men assume erectile dysfunction, or ED, is a psychological problem and therefore ignore it and do not seek out professional help and treatment. That’s not a good idea!! Here’s why!
Research suggests that underlying vascular (blood vessel) problems are the most common cause of ED. And those underlying problems can also put men at risk for other serious medical problems. We know..what’s worse than having to deal with ED? How about ED and other health problems!
So in this article we compiled 5 important things you need to know about ED and your health in the hopes that you won’t ignore your ED symptoms.
Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Disease Are Connected
ED is a common phenomenon among men who have coronary heart disease.
Coronary heart disease occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries, reducing blood flow to the heart and impairing the functioning of blood vessels. Healthy blood flow is also necessary for erectile function. In addition, some medications to treat high blood pressure can contribute to ED.
Erectile Dysfunction Can Be an Early Warning Sign
One of the first stages of coronary heart disease is endothelial dysfunction, a condition in which the blood vessels cannot dilate (open) properly. Endothelial dysfunction often affects the blood vessels of the penis first. In many cases, ED might be the first clue that something is amiss. “Erectile dysfunction is often a hint of underlying heart disease,” says the team at Niva Men’s Health Clinic.
Erectile Dysfunction Is Linked to Diabetes
ED is closely linked with Type 2 diabetes as well. High blood sugar can damage blood vessels and nerves responsible for erectile function. A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins found that almost half of all men in the study with diabetes also had ED.
Connect the Dots
ED can be embarrassing. Many men don’t mention it, even to their doctor. On the other hand, men who do see the doctor can be so focused on their distress in the bedroom that they fail to mention other worrying symptoms. The team at Niva Men’s Health clinic has noticed this stating, “Too many men ignore heart disease symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain.”
If you have ED, set up an appointment with your primary physician to be screened for risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease, especially if you’ve noticed other symptoms.
Lifestyle Choices Matter
The good news is that healthy lifestyle choices can have an impact. Eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, avoiding smoking, and controlling high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke — and may also improve sexual function in the process.
Get Your ED checked out
So many things are rooted in the cardiovascular system. Controlling some of these risk factors really can make a difference.
The good news is that you don’t have to figure it out on your own. Our team at Niva Mens Health partners with you to identify the causes of your sexual dysfunction, so we can work on a treatment plan to improve your ED symptoms and your overall health. We review your medical history, symptoms, and relevant lifestyle factors.
Depending on your diagnosis, there are lots of treatment options available to you at Niva Mens Health like:
- Erectile Dysfunction treatment
- The Man Shot
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy
- Peyronie’s Disease treatment
- Premature Ejaculation Understanding
- Difficulty Orgasming treatment &
- Acoustic Sound Wave Therapy
…and much more!!
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