In this summary of the OurDoctor YouTube video we discuss “Erectile Dysfunction and High Cholesterol” today we’ll go over the correlation between erectile dysfunction and high cholesterol. Does my high cholesterol cause me to start soft, or can it create a problem with achieving a full erection during sex?

The answer is yes, with 7 out of every 10 men suffering from ED also having high cholesterol or unusual levels of lipoproteins. If you have a poor, unbalanced diet or overeat unsaturated fats, you may have too much LDL buildup.

Too much LDL buildup will slow the blood flow to the arteries or lead to atherosclerosis, which causes ED. If you are experiencing nausea, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, or pains in the back, jaw, or neck, you need to get tested for high cholesterol.

Or if you’re experiencing high blood pressure, chest pains like angina, or have circulation problems, you may want to get checked by your physician for this more extreme case of high LDL. Men with elevated levels may be put on a statin for cholesterol or a basal dilator to treat erectile dysfunction.

Men between the ages of 35 and 70 can be prescribed a PDE5 inhibitor to treat erectile dysfunction. These PDE5 inhibitors include soldinophil or todallophil to increase the blood flow to the vessels of the penis.

Take the recommended dosage of this drug approximately 30 minutes before your sexual encounter, as you must give the pill some time to activate your bloodstream. Once you get sexually stimulated or roused, you and your partner should see some better results.

If you’d like to get checked for cholesterol, I recommend using an at-home testing kit. This kit will test your lipid levels to check for underlying conditions. This test is 100% pain-free and takes just a few minutes to complete.

You will get your results back in a few days, and we can start treatment immediately. So please don’t wait any longer to get tested, as our medical staff is standing by to answer your questions and get you finally treated today.