NBR: Erectile dysfunction a warning sign for heart health

A report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found that erectile dysfunction is linked with cardiovascular disease.

As a result, doctors are being urged to ask their male patients whether they experience erectile dysfunction – a simple question the study believes could save lives.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“Erectile dysfunction has been found to have a strong association with cardiovascular disease and researchers say asking patients about it is a cheap and safe alternative to traditional screening methods.

“And the researchers found that even adjusting for age and the risk factors identified by the Framingham Heart Study (cholesterol, smoking, high blood pressure), men with erectile dysfunction still had a 40% increased risk of cardiovascular problems.”