Thursday, July 11, 2013

ED may be a risk factor for heart disease

Exactly how taking multiple medications may increase risk for severe ED is not fully understood. But the findings suggest that tapering off unnecessary medications may be the first step in treating ED in some men. There are medications that treat ED, she says, but for these men, the first step is to look at what they are already taking to see if making some tweaks can improve the situation.

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.

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