Erectile dysfunction is a health condition experienced by ninety-eight(98) percent of all men. For most men, it’s very embarrassing and a source of anxiety for their partners so they hardly talk about it or seek medical help. Erectile dysfunction(impotence) becomes more common as men age but it is not necessarily a normal part of aging. It is a major challenge for many men today regardless of their age.
The causes of erectile dysfunction are many including health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and even sleep disorders. Medications such as furosemide, methyldopa and spironolactone commonly cause erectile dysfunction as well as alcohol and smoking. Also, mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, stress and relationship problems result to erectile dysfunction.
Men with erectile dysfunction may experience some or all of these persistent symptoms;
⁃ reduced sexual desire
⁃ Trouble getting an erection
⁃ Trouble keeping an erection
Though erectile dysfunction treatment options may include medication and surgery, there are also noninvasive remedies that may help.
Below are some tips to overcome erectile dysfunction.
A diet that is bad for a man’s heart can also hinder him from getting erections. Research has shown that the same eating patterns that cause heart attacks due to restricted blood flow in the coronary arteries can also impede blood flow to and within the penis. The blood flow is needed for the penis to become erect. Diets that include very few fruits and vegetables along with lots of fatty, fried and processed foods can contribute to decreased blood circulation throughout the body.
2. Avoid or quit smoking
Erectile dysfunction is one of the many effects of smoking. Smoking is linked to heart and blood vessel diseases which can lead to erectile dysfunction. Smoking cigarettes harm blood vessels and curb blood flow to the penis. Nicotine has also been studied to contract blood vessels, which can limit blood flow in the penis.