The big red flag men should NEVER ignore

Gentlemen, if you haven't noticed, we are living in an age when celebrities are openly discussing their most intimate problems on TV.

But if you're like a lot of men, this isn't exactly your favorite topic.

Most guys are just too shy to bring up bedroom problems in the exam room, with studies showing that two-thirds of men with ED never seek help.

If you're the type who avoids the doctor, this potentially deadly condition might go undiagnosed... until it's too late.

I know it's hard enough admit it a problem like this to yourself... much less talk about it with your wife... or even mention it to your doctor.

But if you're among the estimated 20 million American men suffering from ED, it's time to talk to your doctor about it -- because this condition isn't just a threat to your love life.

According to a study out of the University of Mississippi, ED will increase your risk of an early death by 70 percent.

There's a very real biological basis for this: Many (but not all) cases of ED are linked directly to cardiovascular problems.

ED could be a warning sign of arteriosclerosis, which could be causing poor blood flow.

ED problems could also indicate endothelial dysfunction, a problem with the cells that line your blood vessels. These cells help produce the nitric oxide that's needed to help you perform... and is also critical to cardiac function.

Don't ask your doctor about the little blue pill, like the commercials say. Those meds don't treat the underlying cause. And they come with plenty of their own risks -- like sudden vision loss, sudden hearing loss, and permanent damage to your most manly body part. Talk about a mood wrecker.

Instead, work with your doctor to get the heart of the matter -- find the problem and fix it now, so you can save more than just your love life.