A Sick “Dick” Can Be a Sign of Heart Disease

Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be a high risk factor for heart disease.  Men who have a history of ED are more likely to have a high risk of coronary artery disease and having a heart attach than men without ED.  Why is this so?  The size of the arteries that supply the penis with oxygen and nutrients to the erectile tissue of the penis is about 1\32 of an inch in diameter while the size of the of blood vessels that supply to heart muscle or the coronary arteries is much larger or about 1\8 of an inch.  Therefore, symptoms due to narrowing of the blood vessels in the penis, such as ED, will occur sooner than symptoms, such as chest pain or a heart attach, due to narrowing of the blood vessels that supply the heart.

Bottom Line:  If you are experiencing ED, see your doctor and consider getting EKG and a stress test to be certain that you don’t have early coronary artery disease that can be treated.

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One Response to “A Sick “Dick” Can Be a Sign of Heart Disease”

  1. erectis Says:

    Hey very nice blog!! Man ..

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