January 22, 2019
ED and Your Heart
Wellness Tip

ED and Your Heart

by Berkeley Wellness  

If you’re a man with erectile dysfunction (ED), taking steps to protect your heart may also improve your sexual functioning.

Men with ED tend to have multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease and an elevated incidence of it. Many of these risk factors—notably diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity and being sedentary—can also cause or worsen ED.

A Mayo Clinic analysis published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, which included data from six clinical trials, confirmed that men with ED who dealt with such risk factors via lifestyle changes or medication had substantial improvements in sexual function.