Connecticut doctor: Erectile dysfunction could be related to heart issue

“It’s a lot more than the mind and body, you also have to take that integrated look,” Dr. O’Brien says. “And sometimes it’s just a little more than just seeing one doctor or two, it’s about changing your diet or activity level.”

News 12 Staff

Jun 28, 2021, 6:52 PM

Updated 1,061 days ago

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It’s Men’s Health Month, and some doctors in Connecticut are raising the alarm about a common problem for men later in life.
Dr. Keith O’Brien, of Hartford Healthcare, says erectile dysfunction could be heart-related.
He says the issues with a man’s sexual performance could result from issues with the blood flow from the heart.
O’Brien says it’s important for anyone having symptoms like erectile dysfunction to not only contact their urologist, but also a heart specialist.
“It’s a lot more than the mind and body, you also have to take that integrated look,” O’Brien says. “And sometimes it’s just a little more than just seeing one doctor or two, it’s about changing your diet or activity level.”
Doctors will often provide a questionnaire to patients to answer important questions regarding their symptoms. 


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