Real talk about all things urban

ED…Just another thing to keep the black man down

I was really shocked to find out that Erectile Dysfunction (ED), disproportionately affected black men. Black men are up to 20 times more likely to have ED than white men. I guess this came as a shock because everytime I see a commercial for Cialis or Viagra, it’s usually an old white man. However, when I thought about it, I realized that this could definitely be true.

Since I don’t have a penis or a husband, I don’t know alot about ED; but, I do know that it is heavily linked to heart disease and diabetes, two diseases that overwhelmingly affect African Americans. I did a little research and I found out ED is linked to many conditions and illnesses such as: obesity, depression, anxiety, stress, alcoholism, smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure. Whenever one of these conditions is present, ED usually shows its ugly face.

So my plea to black men is to do us all a favor, if your having a problem getting or keeping your buddy afloat, go to the doctor their could be a bigger issue involved.


March 14, 2009 - Posted by | urbanHEALTHchatter

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