A new study in the journal, Aktuelle Urologie, reveals the one thing that differentiates men who suffer ED from men who don’t?
Researchers examined the blood of 60 men suffering from ED and 60 who didn’t. They found the two groups had the same amount of testosterone, glucose, creatinine, LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in their blood.
The one big difference between the group was the number of monocytes in their blood, with ED sufferers having a lot more of them than sexually functional men.
So, what are monocytes?
They are white blood cells, a type of immune system cell and are dispatched to tissue where your immune system detects a foreign invader.
Once they arrive, they turn into macrophages that then break down the potentially harmful invaders.
If you have a lot of them in your bloodstream, it means that your immune system in high alert in response to some detected threat.
Most often this high alert is in response to a high level of oxidized LDL cholesterol. This is the type of LDL cholesterol that gets stuck on your artery walls and blocks blood flow.
This block in arteries leads to heart attack and stroke. And it also leads to lack of blood flow to the penis, which causes erectile dysfunction.