Erectile Dysfunction

Why your erection is a great barometer for your overall health.

So many things have to go right for you to achieve a strong erection. For starters, your hormones must be released on demand, your arteries need to carry blood to the penis with perfect efficiency, your nervous system must transmit its signals without a hitch, and your mind must be working in perfect harmony with your body. That’s a lot to ask. If you are having difficulty getting the kind of erection you and your partner expect, it may be because a problem is brewing and ED is the first sign.

As funny as it sounds, paying more attention to the strength of your erection could save your life. Because the blood vessels of the penis are small compared to the job they have to do, serious underlying conditions often manifest themselves with ED first. ED could be an indication of high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, sleep disorders, heart disease, hormone issues, or even depression. Think of ED as your body’s Check Engine light turning on.

How do you turn that light off? Or prevent it from even turning on?