By now, you may know that erectile dysfunction can be linked to many other health issues, as it involves blood flow through the body. For men who have experienced ED, whether it’s rare or a common occurrence, it’s crucial to know what could be causing it and if it’s a sign of a more serious problem. Ongoing studies continue to search for links between impotence and other serious health diagnoses to catch them at their onset.
Of course, there are plenty of not so serious reasons you can’t get or stay hard down there. Whether you’ve partied a little too hard, are on strong medications, or are just too exhausted to perform, rare experiences of impotence usually aren’t a threat to your general health. Other lifestyle habits such as poor dieting or smoking cigarettes can also cause signs of ED as it affects one’s blood vessels — with potentially serious effects.
Unfortunately, erectile dysfunction can be telling of more serious health issues. As suggested in a new article from U.S. News & World Report, “it stands to reason that if a man has an erectile issue, circulation or other blood flow problems could be to blame.” The most common problem that is linked to ED is heart disease. According to a study cited in the article, researchers concluded that “ED alone put the study participants at double the risk of heart problems, including heart attack, stroke, sudden cardiac death and cardiac arrest.” Because impotence occurs due to increased blood flow to the penis, it’s no surprise that blood flow to the heart, or even blood pressure can be impacted. Serious erectile issues are also common in men who suffer from diabetes. The most telling sign is age — according to the article, men who experience ED at a younger age than average may be more susceptible to being diagnosed with diabetes later in life.
Our advice? If you spot something wrong, head to your physician to see if the problem could be something serious, or speak to one of Upscript’s U.S. licensed physicians to see if sildenafil could be your answer.