POSTED: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 10:40pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 10:41pm
An early sign of heart disease in men may surprise you.
When we talk about heart disease, we're usually talking about plaque building up in the blood vessels leading to the heart and limiting the amount of blood able to pass through them, but what is happening to the blood vessels of the heart is also happening to other blood vessels throughout the body?
Doctors say this is early indicator that the vessels are getting clogged and that you need to see your heart doctor before the problem becomes more serious.
It's also important to consider a change in lifestyle.
Eating better, watching your cholesterol, stopping smoking and exercising can be beneficial.
Taking drugs for erectile dysfunction may solve the initial problem, but doctors say it won't protect you against the possible underlying issue, heart disease.