Erectile dysfunction. The canary in the gold mine?

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Indeed impotence can be the first sign of cardiovascular disease. A new study of 600 men showed that men with erectile dysfunction (ED) had a better than threefold improvement in erectile function after receiving a statin drug. Statins are most often used for treatment of high cholesterol.

There is no indication to start statins to help men with erectile dysfunction, but ED is a sign to physicians to investigate the patient’s vascular health. Certainly a cholesterol lab work should be performed.

Interesting article …

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