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Is Erectile Dysfunction an Early Warning of More Serious Cardiovascular Health Issues?

Viagra Question

Is it true that erectile dysfunction can be an early warning of more serious cardiovascular health issues? What can I do to avoid such problems, and can I take Viagra in the meantime to help me function sexually?


Answer

Although erectile dysfunction is certainly no laughing matter, it is far less serious a health problem than a heart attack or stroke. And because the arteries that supply the penis are considerably smaller than those that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart and brain, ED of vascular origin is viewed as an early warning of more serious health problems elsewhere in your body.

If you take the hint and modify your lifestyle to improve your overall cardiovascular health, you may well be able to reverse the early symptoms of ED. And in doing so, you will also make it less likely that you will experience other cardiovascular health crises in the future.

Eating a heart-healthy diet and maintaining a regular regimen of physical activity can go a long way toward maintaining overall cardiovascular health. Other steps that you can take include quitting smoking, moderating alcohol consumption, and shedding excess pounds. If erectile difficulties persist even though you’ve modified your lifestyle, Viagra could give you the erection boost you need.

About the Author

Mark Delano is the Managing Editor and handles all day to day operations for HealthyMale.com. He is a personal fitness trainer, nutritionist and avid mountain biker who also enjoys exploring the trails of Arizona. Besides his everyday duties at HealthyMale, Mark is also a guest columnist for several blogs related to men's health.