Navigation Links
Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Hidden Heart Disease
Date:1/30/2013

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should look more closely at the overall health of impotent men, a large new study suggests.

Men with even mild erectile dysfunction -- but no known heart problems -- face a major extra risk of developing cardiovascular conditions in the future. And as erectile dysfunction becomes more pronounced, signs of hidden heart disease and earlier death risk grow.

Not surprisingly, men already known to have a heart condition along with severe erectile dysfunction fare worst of all, the Australian researchers found.

Among men aged 45 and up without diagnosed heart disease, those with moderate or severe erectile dysfunction were up to 50 percent more likely to be hospitalized for heart problems, according to an adjusted analysis. Erectile dysfunction boosted the risk for hospitalization even more when men had a history of cardiovascular disease.

Erectile problems, which become more likely as men grow older, aren't a guarantee of heart problems. Still, men with erectile dysfunction should "take action by seeing a health professional and asking for a heart check," said study lead author Dr. Emily Banks. "Men with erectile dysfunction need to be assessed for their future risk of cardiovascular disease, and any identified risk must be managed appropriately."

Banks is a professor of epidemiology at the Australian National University's National Center for Epidemiology and Population Health.

Banks said an estimated 60 percent of men aged 70 and up suffer from moderate to severe erectile dysfunction. The condition can place major limits on sexual activity and require the use of drugs like Viagra that can come with side effects and awkward challenges when it comes to the timing of doses.

A variety of causes can contribute to impotence, but "it is widely acknowledged that erectile dysfunction is predominantly the result of unde
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Erectile dysfunction drug also helps men ejaculate and orgasm
2. Advanced Male Medical Center Provides New and Effective Therapies to Treat Erectile Dysfunction
3. Grief is not a disease, but cancer is -- what about erectile dysfunction?
4. Miriam researchers urge physicians to ask younger men about erectile dysfunction symptoms
5. San Francisco’s Advanced Male Medical Center Announces Discount, Discusses Erectile Dysfunction
6. Erectile dysfunction drug may benefit cardiac function in young patients with heart defects
7. Dr. Farshchian: Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction is Now Being Treated at The Center for Regenerative Medicine in Miami
8. Dr. Farshchian: Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction is Now Being Treated at the Center for Regenerative Medicine in Miami
9. Experts issue recommendations for treating thyroid dysfunction during and after pregnancy
10. As a mans belt size increases, so does his risk of sexual and urinary dysfunction
11. Classifying neural circuit dysfunctions using neuroeconomics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Hidden Heart Disease
(Date:10/30/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, ... genes have been identified that appear linked to autism ... say they are on their way to discovering up ... disorder. Autism spectrum disorders include a range of ... repetitive behaviors. An estimated one in 68 U.S. children ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... offering therapeutic horseback riding to special needs individuals in ... Round-Up on Saturday, November 15 from 10-2:00 p.m. at ... event is open to the public and is designed ... , Admission to the HSS Round-Up is free. ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... The human brain is often overlooked ... to help maintain better mental health, according to Dr. ... Lose Your Memory in 100 Ways’ for just that ... conflicting attitudes to help keep the reader constantly thinking. ... must decipher the hidden logic within. , “If you ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes ... likely than men to delay care when they have symptoms ... someone comes to the hospital with a more severe or ... options available," study author Catherine Kreatsoulas, a Fulbright Scholar and ... in a news release from the Heart and Stroke Foundation ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many ... near campus, even though tanning increases the risk ... popular among young adults, particularly white women, so ... students, health, the researchers said. "Public health ... student population awareness of the harms that indoor ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments 2Health News:Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments 3Health News:Horse Sense & Sensitivity, Jacksonville Non-profit, To Hold 2nd Annual Round-Up 2Health News:‘Dementia Express’ Offers Contradictory and Sometimes Reverse Thinking, All to Keep its Reader on Their Toes With an Active Mind. 2Health News:Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble 2Health News:Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study 2
... A University of Missouri researcher has found that ... increases satiety and reduces hunger throughout the day. In ... found that eating a protein-rich breakfast reduces the brain ... "Everyone knows that eating breakfast is important, but many ...
... reduced inflammation in Crohn,s patients in a research ... Crohn,s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of ... bleeding and weight loss. Treatments for Crohn,s disease ... be associated with rare but serious side effects, ...
... studies on whether moderate exercise can curb the nicotine ... apparent contradiction: it seems to work in short-term, well ... trials. A new study may explain why and help ... in the results of research led by David Williams, ...
... little more difficult now that French researchers have discovered ... seriously compromised during long-term space flight. In a new ... ( http://www.fasebj.org ), the scientists show that antibodies produced ... terra firma. The reduced effectiveness of antibodies makes astronauts ...
... is a major problem for society behind only headaches as ... degeneration of the intervertebral disc. Researchers have worked for many ... on the lower back. Now, in results published in ... permanently replace the workings of the invertebral disc. It is ...
... , THURSDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Problem ... availability, especially online, of gambling opportunities, said experts who ... of the disorder. While most people gamble as ... become too seriously involved in terms of time invested ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Eat a protein-rich breakfast to reduce food cravings, prevent overeating later, researcher finds 2Health News:Use of naltrexone reduces inflammation in Crohn's patients 2Health News:Exercise helps women fight smoking cravings, but effect is short-lived 2Health News:Antibody production gets confused during long-term spaceflight 2Health News:Implant jab could solve the misery of back pain 2Health News:Internet Is Playing a Part in Spread of Problem Gambling 2
(Date:10/27/2014)... , Oct. 27, 2014  In the last few weeks, ... Africa to a worldwide crisis when a ... the virus and died, and two nurses were infected. ... could happen, the use of modern technology, such as electronic health ... unnoticed. This week, InformationWeek Healthcare Editor Alison Diana ...
(Date:10/27/2014)...  OMNIlife science™, Inc. ("OMNI™"), an established medical technology company ... market, announced it will exhibit its, navigated robotic system, ... of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 24th Annual Meeting ... Texas on November 6-9 in Booth #613. ... George B. Cipolletti , President and ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... At the American College of Emergency Physicians ... October 27-30, 2014, Mindray announces the new M9 premium ... technology. A powerful, versatile, and mobile system, the M9 ... for immediate clinical management and decision-making. ... emergency and critical care medicine has a significant impact ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:EHRs in the Age of Ebola: Discuss on InformationWeek 2EHRs in the Age of Ebola: Discuss on InformationWeek 3OMNIlife science to Exhibit at American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons 24th Annual Meeting in Dallas November 6-9 2OMNIlife science to Exhibit at American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons 24th Annual Meeting in Dallas November 6-9 3Mindray Introduces Premium Point-of-Care Ultrasound System at ACEP 2
... Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPRX ) announced today that it has ... regained compliance with the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement for continued ... , , ... Company that the bid price of its common stock had closed at less ...
... 26 Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS ) announced today that ... on the drugs in Isis, development pipeline.  The second call of the series ... April 28, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. ET .  This call will ... , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Regains Compliance with NASDAQ Minimum Bid Price Rule 2Isis Pharmaceuticals to Discuss Its Metabolic Franchise in a Conference Call on Wednesday, April 28 2Isis Pharmaceuticals to Discuss Its Metabolic Franchise in a Conference Call on Wednesday, April 28 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: