Can having a stroke or heart attack cause erectile dysfunction?

Yes! Often, men who suffer heart attacks or strokes have ed years prior to their stroke or heart attack. All 3 disorders are blood vessel disorders. Stroke is where the brain doesn't get blood, heart attack the heart is not getting blood and ed is where the penis is not getting blood flow.
Indirectly. Another major cause is a class of medications one always takes following a heart attack called the beta blockers (atenolol, carvedilol, metoprolol, labetolol, etc). This class of blood pressure medicines dramatically reduce the chance of dying from or having future attacks but can often cause erection problems. A dose change may help, and its worth bringing up with your pcp or cardiologist.

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I am a cardiac patient who had a heart attack and 2 x stents, all the medication seem to cause erectile dysfunction what herbal remedy would fix this?

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Discuss with your DR. It is not all medicines that cause these symptoms and depending on the specific agents there may be easy solutions. Do not go in for snake oil remedies as these are a waste of money and do have potential side effects. This is a problem your Gp can help. Read more...
Erectile dysfunction. Some medications can cause erectile dysfunction . Please see your doctor and they should be able to prescribe medications . Read more...
None established . The herbal remedies are not well tested and can interact with medications so need specific pharmacist advice. Your GP will have training however in what conventional medicine treatments can be given as is commonly asked (in my own professional experience) so recommend see them. . Read more...

Can spasm & nerve problems cause a stroke or heart attack?

Stroke. No. Spasm and nerve problems involves the peripheral nervous system and musculoskeletal system. A stroke or a heart attack occurs when blood flow to brain or heart is interrupted. I cannot immediately think on a circumstance the two conditions could be related. However, pain in the chest area due heart attack may mimic pain from muscle spasm and viceversa. Always check with your physician. Be well. Read more...
Coronary. Coronary arteries can spasm and if duration long enough damage can be done. If identified during work up there is treatment . Most heart attacks are atherosclerotic and thrombotic. Migraines and headaches can relate to spasm, but brain damage from those is unusual. Read more...