Erectile dysfunction does not always indicate an underlying heart problem. However, men with erectile dysfunction who have no other obvious underlying health condition except for heart disease are said to have ED caused by heart problems.
In the past, the buildup of plaques in the blood vessels was believed to be the reason why erectile dysfunction often precedes heart problems. The idea was that plaque buildup prevents adequate blood flow in the penis, making an erection difficult.
However, experts now believe that erectile dysfunction preceding heart problems is more often due to the destruction of the inner lining of the blood vessels and soft muscle tissues.
A recent study has finally established, once and for all, that there is a direct link between the hardening of the arteries also known as atherosclerosis and erectile dysfunction. This has been a generally accepted relationship for many years. But finally, doctors can now see exactly what’s going on through PET scans. An advanced imaging study using fluorine-18-sodium fluoride PET has found an association between atherosclerosis and erectile dysfunction. In a study of 437 men with prostate cancer with an average of 67 years who underwent a series of PET scans using fluoride18 and sodium fluoride, each increase in a measure of atherosclerosis in the penile arteries corresponded to a greater likelihood of erectile dysfunction.
Heart diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, and high cholesterol. These diseases account for 70% of related causes of ED, as it restricts blood flow to the heart, the brain, and to the penis which causes ED.
This is just further proof that what’s good for your heart is also good for your penis. This means that regular exercise, a healthy and balanced diet, avoiding tobacco products, and managing stress are the keys to a long-lasting, healthy penis. If you are concerned about your sexual health or have problems with erectile dysfunction, talk to a doctor. If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction, the doctor may prescribe medications like Cenforce, Suhagra, and Vilitra.