We know about erectile dysfunction already. But if we don’t, then we must understand that this is the physical condition where a man finds it hard to have an erection even after being sexually aroused. If we talk about ED and heart diseases, they are immensely correlated. There is a firm link between both. While heart diseases are among the most essential reasons behind erectile dysfunction, it is also found that men with ED have higher risk of having heart diseases.

In this article, we will talk about how ED and several heart diseases can impact each other.


In most of the articles we go through, ED has been considered to be an age-related problem, which means that people of specific age groups only suffer from the particular issue of not having an erection. But do you know that the majority of men have suffered from ED at least once in their lifetime?

Though men between 40 to 70 years of age are very prone to suffer from ED, men below the age range, too, have witnessed the problem happening to them. Erectile dysfunction is reversible; thus, you can’t consider it to be that serious, how it does sound. It is a common problem, and there can be many reasons behind this physical to take place in a man’s life.


There can be multiple reasons and causes of ED. Most of the time, it is even easier to categorize the causes of erectile dysfunction, like physical and psychological. The most common psychological causes of ED are:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Work pressure etc.

The number of physical causes of ED is way more than the psychological one. The standard physical problems which may lead to ED are:

  • Cardiovascular or heart diseases
  • Liver related problems
  • Low or high blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Prostate or any other surgery
  • Other neurological disorders.


Though most of the physical cause can lead to partial or complete erectile problem, we will place our focus upon erectile dysfunction as the result of heart issues. In general, most of the heart diseases harm the blood vessels of the body.

As we know or discussed in many other articles that there is a direct connection between better blood vessels and having an erection. To get erect, your penis needs to have an adequate amount of blood flow. When, in most cases, heart diseases harm the blood vessels, it gets challenging for them to carry enough blood to the penis.

It is found that patients who are suffering from cholesterol and hypertension problems face ED more often. It is because, when your body produces more than enough cholesterol in the body, it leads to many heart diseases.


While it is easier to predict a man with heart diseases can face this problem too, it is not even hard to predict the reverse of it. Men who are suffering from erectile problem can also suffer from a heart attack within five years. In a family background where erectile dysfunction is a result of smoking and consuming a higher level of alcohol, it was found that men have ED mostly.


Well, whatever be the cause, as the problem is a reversible problem, it can be treated with ED medication and treatments. There are multiple drugs available in the market, including Viagra 100mg, Levitra 10 mg, and Cialis 60 mg tablets. Though the working mechanism of all the medicines is way different from each other, one thing they have in common is, they increase the nitric oxide level in the body and help you to get an erection promptly.

Mostly the effective action of all the medicines remains in the bloodstream for 4 to 6 hours after they are taken.

Men with suffering from any heart-related disease must not prefer any of the ED treatments without consulting the health practitioner. Treating heart-related problems can eventually end up solving ED problems.


Most of the ED drugs used can show more or less side effects on the body. One must be sure about the prescriptions they are following for the treatment of the heart disease to intake the ED drugs safely. Do check with your doctor about which medicine is the most suitable one for your health.