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The link between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease

Posted Mar 17 2010 8:59am

Viagra I don't often write about sex-related subjects on this blog (must be that typical English reserve!) but I read an article a few months ago about the connection between Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular disease that seemed so important that I wanted to tell you about it.  However, before I got chance to write anything, my browser closed unexpectedly and I couldn't find the article again (grrrr!).

From memory, the article said that there was a practically sure-fire way for doctors to diagnose cardiovascular disease in men without even laying a hand on them, and that was to ask them if they had ED.  (It's all down to blood circulation and, if blood's not circulating properly to one part of your anatomy, it's probably not circulating properly, full stop.) 

Anyhow, I found another article today from Science Daily that says practically the same thing in a more long-winded way, but the gist of it is: "If a man has erectile dysfunction, then he needs to ask his physician to check for other risk factors of cardiovascular disease."

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