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Impotence Can Double Your Risk of Heart Attack
A recent study by the University of Saarland, Germany involving 1,519 subjects with heart disease found that those who are also impotent have double the risk of a heart attack and a 10% higher incidence of stroke. It is common for erectile dysfunction (ED) to be an early symptom of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries in men because arterial blockages make it difficult to get proper blood flow to the penis.
Is Your ED a Symptom of Atherosclerosis?
Make an appointment with the ED experts at Boston Medical Group and get a thorough diagnosis to identify the cause of your sexual dysfunction. Our physicians perform a variety of tests on a patient’s penile arterial health and blood flow to determine the best course of action to treat ED. They also work to identify any other health issues which may be present such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes that make be affecting your sex life.
Learn more about how impotence doubles the risk of heart attack by consulting a physician at Boston Medical Group today!