Erectile Dysfunction – a Warning Signal for Cardiac Problem

Erectile Dysfunction – a Warning Signal for Cardiac Problem

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  • It is a well known fact that ED is caused in 70% of cases by vascular insufficiency  orreduced blood supply
  • The arterial System in body supplies oxygenated  blood  to all organs for their normal functioning.
  • There are arteries of different internal diameters in body :
    Cavernosal and Halacine arteries to penis with diameter     2.5-3 mm
    Cardiac arteries to the heart with internal diameter              4-5 mm
    Carotid arteries to brain having internal diameter                 6 mm
    Femoral Artery to the lower limb having internal diameter  8-9 mm
  • Reduction in blood supply causes gangrene in lower limbs, brain stroke in brain,  ischemic disorder in heart and ED in Penis.
  • Disorders like increased lipids, atherosclerosis causing reduction of internal lumen or tobacco , pollution causing spasm  will affect all the arteries but produce symptoms in the organ supplied by the smallest artery first
  • As the smallest artery is in penis, any reduction in blood supply will produce symptoms in the penis first of all ( ED)

HENCE, IF ED PERSISTS FOR A FEW WEEKS IN A YOUNG PERSON (30-40 YEARS), it should never be ignored as it may be a warning sign for a future cardiac event.

What to do?

  1. Immediately consult your physician , or better asexologist
  2. Assessment for associated risk factors likediabetes, hypertension, obesity, raised lipids, stress,inadequate sleep  or sedentary life style
  3. Management of above factors can not only improveyour sex life and save your marriage, but may also save you from a catastrophicfuture event and prolonging your life

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