10 Mar What is the relationship between impotence and cardiovascular risk?
What is the relationship between impotence and cardiovascular risk?
This question may surprise you. However, there are many common mechanisms. What are these mechanisms?
Professor Eric Allaire explains that one of the cardiovascular risk factors is the narrowing of the arteries. Indeed, a narrowing of the internal caliber of the arteries presents a serious health risk because the blood circulates less well. Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, dyslipidemia etc… increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately the diagnosis is not always made in time. It is true that there are not always very obvious symptoms. It is sometimes after a CVA (cerebrovascular accident), or a myocardial infarction that we explore the state of the arterial system. Sometimes it’s too late.
The pudendal arteries that bring blood to the penis are very fine. These arteries allow blood to flow into the penis to cause erection. Being very narrow, when these arteries are narrowed, even clogged, the erection is no longer satisfactory, if not impossible. They therefore make it possible very early to identify a possible arterial disease. This is called a “sentinel symptom”. In this case, it is necessary to check whether the vascular system as a whole is affected, whether other arteries are clogged, for example by cholesterol.
Erectile dysfunction can therefore predict the occurrence of a severe cardiovascular event if a complete medical examination is carried out. An effective treatment will be put in place to reduce the risk of cardiovascular accidents.
The relationship between impotence and cardiovascular risk no longer needs to be proven. Knowing about it can save lives.