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Erectile dysfunction and angina.

Erectile Dysfunction & Angina

Angina is chest pain that happens because there isn’t enough blood going to part of your heart and restricted blood flow can also mean having problems getting, maintaining, or only having partial erections because the arteries in the penis are narrow and may become clogged.

What’s more, clogged arteries in the penis may be a warning sign of undiagnosed heart disease since if penile arteries are clogged, there’s an increased chance that there are clogged arteries in other parts of the body.

Clogged arteries, known in the medical profession as atherosclerosis, occur when fatty deposits build up along the artery walls impacting blood circulation to the heart and elsewhere in the body.

Men suffering from clogged arteries not only face an increased risk of poor heart health but are also more likely to experience Erectile Dysfunction (ED). And research has shown that there is a strong connection between ED and heart disease.

A man achieves an erection when blood travels to the penile arteries. During an erection these arteries widen and allow blood to travel and stay in the penis. When arteries are blocked by plaque or fatty deposits, it can make it impossible for blood to travel to the penis.

For men, ED can not only ruin their confidence, it’s also a telltale sign that they may be suffering from a serious underlying health condition, not only impacting their sexual function, but also greatly increasing the risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke.

Recent studies have indicated that erectile dysfunction preceding heart problems is often due to the dysfunction of the inner lining of the blood vessels (endothelium) and smooth muscle.

It’s important that any underlying medical condition, such as angina is detected and investigated by your doctor or GP. They will examine you to try to establish the cause of the problem and may refer you for further tests. You shouldn’t take any medicine for ED without first discussing it with your doctor.

If you have been taking pills to achieve an erection and are worried that they may be affecting other medical conditions or are no longer working – you should contact us for an online consultation so that we can discuss your condition and recommend a course of focused shockwave therapy that will enable you to achieve an erection without having to revert to them – please take a moment to complete the contact form below and we will get back to you quickly.