It was the very first time that The Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy Review German researchers have shown that men who have heart disease as well as erectile dysfunction are twice as likely as men with only heart disease to have a major heart event, such as a heart attack or heart failure. But the link is still not well understood by medical practitioners or men who are reluctant to seek medical advice for this condition.
ED, which was once thought to have primarily due to psychological causes, is now recognized to stem from physiological problems. More than 50 percent of American men age 40 to 70 tend to suffer from erectile dysfunction, so that's a lot of men who may be at risk of cardiovascular disease-and may not realize it. A very senior cardiologist from Los Angeles said that "Symptoms of erectile dysfunction seem to occur three to four years before symptoms of coronary artery disease".
It was quite relevant from a fact as to how these two are linked. Clogged arteries are basically the situation where erectile dysfunction and heart disease meet. Atherosclerosis- sometimes called hardening of arteries is basically the formation of plaques in the arteries in various parts of the human body. This causes the arteries to narrow and harden which subsequently results in a very limited blood flow. Since the arteries supplying the penis are smaller than compared to those supplying to the heart, symptoms of atherosclerosis may first result in as erectile dysfunction. In the later stage when atherosclerosis shows up in the arteries that supply your heart with blood, this is the point when heart disease symptom shows up. Atherosclerosis can also increase the risk of other problems including aneurysm, stroke and peripheral artery disease.