Doctors have known for a while now that erectile dysfunction (ED) is more common in men with other health conditions like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc. But recent studies indicate that early onset of ED in men can be a warning sign for those same health conditions.
ED is the inability to achieve and sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Men between the ages of 40 and 50-years-old with ED are 50 times more likely to develop coronary artery disease over a ten-year period compared to men who do not have ED.
This study was conducted by Dr. Kevin L Billups, director of the Men’s Health and Vitality Programme at James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. It shows the importance of asking about ED in younger men because there is a window of opportunity for preventive intervention in this group of men.
But men must be proactive in screenings and talking with their physician for preventative action to be an option. Compared to women, men are 24 percent less likely to have visited a doctor within the last year.
Dr. Billups encourages men to not just look at their sexual health, but take control of their health as a whole. “I tell men, the good news is I can fix your sexual health problems over 90 percent of the time, but let’s look at what else is going on with your health. The better you control your blood sugar, the better the erection.”
Men looking for a solution to take control of their ED should talk to their doctor and if they decide to try a natural solution, contact Aeroflow Healthcare about getting a penis pump through insurance.