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General Category => Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health => Topic started by: PeakT on December 29, 2017, 10:22:05 pm

Title: Meta-Analysis: Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease Linked
Post by: PeakT on December 29, 2017, 10:22:05 pm
This is something I have discussed on many of the pages on my site and has now been confirmed with this meta-analysis:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171215121016.htm

"The authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 28 studies that examined the link between erectile dysfunction and measures of early CV disease. They report a significant association of erectile dysfunction with impaired endothelial function (measured by brachial flow-mediated dilation using ultrasound), a marker of the ability of blood vessels to relax that is an early event in vascular disease development. In addition, the authors report that erectile dysfunction was associated with increased carotid intimal medial thickness (carotid IMT), an early manifestation of atherosclerosis. The results for the association of erectile dysfunction and coronary artery calcium scoring were inconclusive due to small number of studies with limited sample size. The authors identify this as an area in need of future study."

Check these pages out as well:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Loss_Morning_Erections_Arterial_Plaque.aspx

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Erectile_Dysfunction_Arterial_Plaque.aspx

Title: Re: Meta-Analysis: Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease Linked
Post by: PeakT on December 30, 2017, 05:12:03 pm
By the way, I should have added that, if you happened to fall in this category, all is not lost:  there are many good therapies to restore endothelial function and even partially reverse atherosclerotic plaque.  I discuss a lot of the ideas here:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/hdr_Arterial_Plaque_Regression.aspx