Erectile Dysfunction Alarm

Fall 2009 CSANews Issue 72  |  Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.Back to list

Erectile dysfunction has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. A recent study conducted by the Mayo Clinic found that men with ED were 50 times more likely to have a heart attack over a 10-year period than men who did not have ED. This correlation was found to be strongest in men in their 40s. Erectile dysfunction is primarily caused by reduced blood flow due to narrow or inflexible blood vessels, a prominent contributing factor to heart attacks and strokes. Cardiovascular disease and ED also shared risk factors such as smoking, obesity and physical inactivity. If you are concerned about ED, don't be embarrassed, talk to your doctor.

Source: The Wellness Letter