Erectile dysfunction is often seen as a complex medical condition and as one that requires prescription medications to manage. Sometimes this is the case. However, for some men, erectile dysfunction is more closely tied to poor lifestyle habits than an actual, serious disease. If you nix these habits, you might just be able to nix erectile dysfunction, too.
Eating a lot of high-fat, high-sugar foods.
If your diet consists of a lot of high-fat, high-sugar foods, this could be contributing to your ED. The high levels of sugar can impact your circulation, which makes it harder to get an erection. A high fat intake is also not good for your arteries and other blood vessels, especially if the fat you're eating is saturated fat. Cut back on your sugar and fat intake, instead focus your diet around whole grains, lean meats, and fresh produce. You'll likely notice that you have an easier time achieving and maintaining an erection and also that you lose weight — which further helps.
Not getting any exercise.
It's an easy trap to fall into. You put off exercising for just one more day, figuring you'll get to it tomorrow. Before you know it, you've been sitting around and getting very little exercise for months on end. If you re-establish the habit of exercise, your body will undergo a number of changes that can help ease ED. Your stress levels will go down due to your body's natural release of adrenaline during exercise, and that can help you achieve an erection. You will also maintain a healthier weight, which as mentioned above, is good for your reproductive health.
Smoking cigarettes or any other tobacco product can greatly contribute to erectile dysfunction. The toxins in these products are terrible for your circulatory system, and an unhealthy circulatory system can make it hard to achieve an erection. The addiction to smoking can also cause you stress, which contributes to your ED. Dedicate yourself to quitting smoking. Enroll in a support group, talk to your doctor about medications to help you quit, and look into various motivational apps that can keep you on track. Once you quit, you'll start to see an improvement in your reproductive health and overall health.
If you nix the three habits above, you may be able to nix erectile dysfunction as well or lessen its effects. Talk to your doctor to learn more about ED health treatments.Share
1 December 2020
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