Researchers tracked information about medication use among 37,712 men aged 45 to 69 years between 2002 and 2003. Of these men, 29% said they had moderate or severe ED. The more medications the men took, the more likely they were to experience moderate or severe ED, the study showed. Other risk factors for ED included older age, higher body mass index, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression, and being a current or past smoker.
We know that eating a healthy diet that's loaded with fruits and veggies, getting regular exercise, and maintaining a normal weight will help reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke. Now new research shows that these same lifestyle changes may be effective in improving erectile dysfunction (viagra). What's more, erectile dysfunction may be a risk factor for heart disease, often appearing as many as five years before a diagnosis of heart problems.