Men’s Health: Living in Excellent Health

by urology-office

When men choose to eat for optimal health, they protect their prostate, heart, brain, and entire body. A high-nutrient (Nutritarian) diet floods the body with protective nutrients, and has you achieve a healthy weight. It not only normalizes risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, but also offers a substantial level of protection against common cancers.

The Connection Between Heart Disease and Erectile Dysfunction

Cardiovascular disease remains our nation’s biggest killer, responsible for about one-third of deaths in the U.S.;1 in men, erectile dysfunction (ED) is typically the first clinical manifestation of cardiovascular disease, making it a helpful early marker of men who are likely to die of heart attacks. There is a strong relationship between erectile dysfunction and high blood pressure, high cholesterol, angina, stroke, heart attack and a premature death.2,3

Erectile dysfunction affects around half of all men over the age of forty, but the patient often does not request treatment.4,5 The recent surge in Viagra and other medications to deal with erectile dysfunction is indicative of the rapid deterioration of the circulatory system in most men in this country.

This subject is fascinating because the science links an abnormality in the pro-erectile nitric oxide production system in the penis with oxidative stress that creates heart disease and risk of heart attacks.5 Erectile dysfunction is an accurate predictor of ischemic vascular events down the road, meaning heart attacks and strokes in the future. Surely, psychogenic components play a role in erectile dysfunction, but the most common and primary cause in most men is organic vascular insufficiency.

Erectile dysfunction usually occurs 1 to 5 years before a male manifests overt signs of cardiovascular disease. The first sign may be death.

Read the entire article here with Lifesaving Information to Reverse Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Disease.

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2. Solomon H, Man JW, Jackson G: Erectile dysfunction and the cardiovascular patient: endothelial dysfunction is the common denominator. Heart 2003;89:251-253.
3. Billups KL: Erectile dysfunction as an early sign of cardiovascular disease. Int J Impot Res 2005;17 Suppl 1:S19-24.
4. Feldman HA, Goldstein I, Hatzichristou DG, et al: Impotence and its medical and psychosocial correlates: results of the Massachusetts Male Aging Study. J Urol 1994;151:54-61.
5. Agarwal A, Nandipati KC, Sharma RK, et al: Role of oxidative stress in the pathophysiological mechanism of erectile dysfunction. J Androl 2006;27:335-347.

August 2014

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