One can easily understand how ED ruins relationships, self-worth, and maybe even the joy of life.
But can it actually be lethal?
Most definitely, says a new study published in the journal Circulation. In fact, it can double your risk of dying even if you do everything else right.
And taking that blue pill is not going to help.
Men with ED are twice as likely as their counterparts without ED when it came to suffer from a major cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, or sudden cardiac death.
The scientists analyzed the information of 1,914 men between the ages 60 and 78, that was collected by the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. These men were followed for four years.
It revealed that ED was an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events.
So, even if you don’t smoke, eat healthy, and exercise and even if your blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and insulin sensitivity are perfectly normal, you are still more likely to have a cardiovascular event if you have ED than someone who didn’t suffer from it.
The researchers speculated that ED and cardiovascular disease shared some underlying pathological mechanisms, like endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, and atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis refers to the hardening of your arteries, and endothelial dysfunction occurs when the cells that line your blood vessels on the inside become dysfunctional in ways that can put you at risk of blood clots, high blood pressure, and other forms of arterial damage.
Therefore, even before the high blood pressure, cholesterol, and other cardiovascular risk factors can kick in, your arteries might already be sufficiently damaged enough to ruin your sexual function and could cause potentially deadly cardiovascular events.
ED may therefore be an early warning sign of more lethal conditions forming.
- So, if you suffer ED, your first step should be to do the simple home exercises, found here, to get your stamina going again…
- Then, if your cholesterol is too high, cut out the one ingredient explained here…
- And if your blood pressure is too high, do these simple 9 minutes blood pressure exercises, which can be found here…