Erectile Dysfunction’s Link
to Cardiovascular Disease
Christopher P. Steidle, M.D., Janet Casperson, BS, MSN, ANP-C
Do You Have Erectile Dysfunction?
If you’re like most men coping with erectile dysfunction (ED), you’re probably embarrassed and it’s not a subject you’re probably not eager to discuss. You should know, however, that you are not alone. In the United States , nearly half of all men between the ages of forty and seventy have some degree of ED. Many men choose not to seek treatment. Many others think their ED is an isolated problem. However, what most men do not realize is that ED can be a symptom of underlying cardiovascular disease.
In Sex and the Heart, authors Christopher Steidle, MD, and Janet Casperson, ANP-C, explain the importance of being evaluated for cardiovascular disease if you’re having ED symptoms. Not only may it help you overcome ED, it may also save your life.
The authors, who have more than twenty years’ experience in researching and treating erectile dysfunction, also explain the options for treating ED. These include:
- Medications such as Viagra, Levitra, Cialis
- Penile injections
- Testosterone gels
- Intraurethral medications
- Devices such as vacuum pumps and constriction rings
- Penile implants
Take Care of Your Heart and Overcome ED!
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A winner in the 2009 National Health Information Awards! Sex and the Heart is awarded the Bronze Award in the “Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention Information” category.