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Erectile Dysfunction & Atherosclerosis

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is not unusual as men age. ED is often a sign of atherosclerosis, which means the hardening, clogging, or narrowing of the blood vessels. Any of these can cause heart attacks.

Take this as a warning - ED usually precedes a potential heart attack by three to five years.

If ED is diagnosed, there is time for you to look into treating atherosclerosis and prevent a heart attack. The treatment can include sensible changes to your diet, exercise, and in certain circumstances medication.

Talk to your GP about a damaged sex life, and you might be able to avoid a broken heart.




If you have developed atherosclerosis, we have the latest therapies that can help you overcome this.

Contact us now for a FREE 20-minute phone consultation or carry on reading to find out more.




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Blood Flow & Erections

It's all about blood flow.

To get and keep an erection, blood needs to have nothing interfering with it on its way to your penis. If you have ED, it can be an indication that one or more of your blood vessels have narrowed or are blocked.

Atherosclerosis impacts different people in different places. Often it affects the penis first, then the heart and brain, and finally the legs. But because it usually affects the penis first, ED can be a warning sign that a heart attack or a stroke may follow.

Other warnings for atherosclerosis and making it more likely is if your family has a history of suffering from it, high blood and/or cholesterol levels, diabetes, being overweight and, smoking.


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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Intimacy

ED doesn't have to be a part of getting older. While it is true that older men may need more stimulation to get an erection, they should still be able to get an erection and enjoy sex.

Once you have taken steps to change your lifestyle, then that's the time to talk to us about how Shockwave therapy can enable you to overcome ED and enjoy a healthy sex life too.




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