Cardiologists often ask their patients if they have erectile dysfunction and this question they ask is not out of curiosity. Erection problems can be a symptom of cardiovascular disease.

Sexual life through the eyes of a cardiologist looks like a completely romantic action. The normal vascular process. And the vessels are what we treat, the cardiologist said.

Why is erectile dysfunction (ED) a cardiac problem?

Cause 1. Erectile dysfunction and heart disease share the same risk factors.

  • Paul;
  • Age;
  • Hypercholesterolemia;
  • Arterial hypertension;
  • Insulin Resistance / Diabetes Mellitus;
  • Smoking;
  • Obesity;
  • Depression.

Cardiovascular diseases cause erection problems. Problems with premature ejaculation can be treated with Dapoxetine.

Reason 2. Erectile dysfunction and heart disease have the same pathogenetic mechanisms.

The diameter of the penile artery is 1-2 mm, it is smaller than the diameter of the arteries that feed the myocardium, about twice (3-4 mm), so in atherosclerosis erectile dysfunction in men can precede the development of coronary heart disease and appear 2-5 years earlier.

Cause 3. Therapy aimed at treating hypertension (ACE inhibitors, Sartana, calcium antagonists) and blood lipid control (statins) improve sexual function in men.

Therefore, even in such a purely andro-urological aspect as erectile dysfunction, without a cardiologist can not do.