(Very) Personal Heart Risk Calculator: Your Erection
OK, this works better for men than for women, but a new study by researchers at the Australian National University suggests that, as goes erectile dysfunction, so goes heart disease. ScienceDaily reports on the research, which looked at the association between severity of self-reported ED and cardiovascular disease in 95,038 men aged 45 years and older. The researchers found that among men without known heart disease, those with severe versus no ED had a 35 percent increase in risk of hospitalization for all cardiovascular disease, and a 93 percent increased risk of death. Among men with known cardiovascular disease and severe ED, their increased risk of hospitalization for all heart disease combined was 64 percent and for death was 137 percent. Read the study here.