Experts In Vasectomy and Urological Treatments

Dr. Snoy is a general urologist. In addition to vasectomies he also treats:
• Bladder control
• Overactive bladder
• Bladder cancer
• Urinary incontinence
• Kidney stones
• Prostate disorders
• Prostate cancer
• Erectile dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction Connection Found Between Coronary Artery Disease Patients

Scientists say men with coronary artery disease have high levels of uric acid, thus increasing the risk of erectile dysfunction (ED).

 

Coronary artery disease involves hardening of the arteries and plaque occluding artery walls making it difficult for blood to pass through. Many men with coronary artery disease have erectile dysfunction because blood flow blockage can occur in the arteries of the penis.

 

Uric acid usually exits from the blood through the kidneys in the form of urine. Build up of uric acid can create kidney problems or gout.

 

Researchers in a study examined 312 men with coronary artery disease and nearly 50% of men studied had erectile dysfunction. Scientists found that with the increased level of uric acid, the increased risk of ED did as well. To learn more about the study and sources, download the SexHealthMatters.org PDF.

 

If you believe you have erectile dysfunction and would like an examination, please call our office for an appointment, (505) 872-4091.