Men with erectile dysfunction have 59% higher risk of heart disease: study

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(Ebony Bowden/ New York Post) — Fellas, here’s some news that’s hard to take.

Erectile dysfunction could be a sign that a heart attack is right around the corner, as males suffering from ED have a 59 percent higher risk of coronary heart disease and a 34 percent higher risk of stroke, a new study has found.

The research drew on studies of more than 150,000 men published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine and found impotency could be one of the first predictors of a man’s risk of having a heart attack.

“Erectile dysfunction can develop actually years before men have other signs or symptoms of cardiovascular events,” Dr Ron Blankstein, a preventive cardiologist at Massachusetts’ Brigham and Women’s Hospital, told CNN.

“In many cases, it might be the first warning sign of underlying cardiovascular disease,” he said. (…)

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