While I’m not sure what constitutes erectile dysfunction (perhaps in the eye of the beholder?), men need to speak with their physicians and research information sources for their problems. It could be a sign of something underlying and in need of treatment, including heart disease and diabetes.
Many men would rather die than talk about their unreliable penises. But if they don’t listen to their faulty erections, chances are they’ll have a heart attack and die down the track.
Men with erectile dysfunction are at the same level of risk of developing heart disease as smokers. It’s also a very early indicator of diabetes.
”Erectile dysfunction is the canary in the coal mine for men’s health,” says Professor Rob McLachlan, director of Andrology Australia and deputy director of endocrinology at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne.
”It serves as an early warning system for diabetes and heart disease. Many of the diseases which affect the blood vessels and nerves in men, the first manifestation he might have won’t be chest pain … it will come years before with the onset of erectile problems.”