Can High Cholesterol Cause ED?
Our previous post spoke about the interrelation of Atherosclerosis and Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Atherosclerosis is nothing but a build-up of cholesterol and other substances in and on the artery walls. This is known as plaque and a severe build-up of this plaque may obstruct the blood flow.
Cholesterol in the body is essential, but too much of it can cause health issues.
Two main types of cholesterol:
- HDL - High-density lipoprotein
- LDL - Low-density lipoprotein
LDL is the type that can cause problems. LDL sticks to the inside of arteries which is one of the causes of atherosclerosis that narrows down the arteries and restricts the blood flow. High cholesterol in men means higher LDL levels. Men facing this issue are often more likely to develop ED problems and wherein the worst-case scenario might be impotence. Controlling cholesterol levels is possible through regular exercise, diet, and medication.
Low cholesterol levels mean clear arteries which are essential for healthy blood flow throughout your body. Keeping your cholesterol levels in check will also help improve the blood flow to the penis. Healthy blood flow to the penis is what is important for those who suffer from erectile dysfunction.
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