Erectile Dysfunction May Indicate Heart Problems

Erectile dysfunction is not just a matter of sexual functioning–it can also point to other health problems.

Studies show that for men with type 2 diabetes, erectile dysfunction is an early warning sign of heart problems, including heart attacks. Why are erectile dysfunction and heart problems linked? It’s because the ability to have an erection depends on healthy blood flow, and if something is going on in your body to hinder healthy blood flow, it can first affect your erections and eventually affect your heart. This article describes research showing the connection between erectile dysfunction and heart problems, related issues, and what you can do about it to protect your health.

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