It is estimated that somewhere between 18-30 million American men have erectile dysfunction. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a symptom where it is difficult for a man to achieve and maintain an erection. It can cause frustration in a male and put added pressure on his performance. ED is not something to be ashamed about and can be avoided and combated. There are some helpful tips to take into consideration when trying to fight Erectile Dysfunction.
Let's start with your health. It's very important to watch what you eat. Eating a diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables will help increase your blood circulation, which means your little guy gets the blood he needs to stand to attention. Fatty, greasy, processed foods block circulation and prevent blood flow to the penis. Eat smart!
Do you like to have a few drinks after a hard days work? Be sure to drink alcohol in moderation. Heavy drinking can cause a lot of damage to your body and as a result can also interfere with your hormones. Alcohol will definitely curve your desire for sex if consumed in heavy volumes and can greatly decrease your quality of sex while under the influence. It is difficult to maintain an erection for many heavy drinkers. They didn't coin the phrase "whiskey dick" for no reason.
Exercise is key. Along with eating fruits and vegetables, maintaining a healthy weight with exercise greatly helps reduce the chances of getting ED. Excess weight on the body can cause a lot of additional health problems as well, so being within your target weight goal is very beneficial. Plus, exercising gets your blood pumping, which is what the goal is after all for maintaining a firm johnson.
Stress is also very bad for your health. I know it's easier said than done sometimes, but trying to live a stress free life will not only make you feel better, but it will make you physically and emotionally healthier. Men who are under pressure tend to have declined interest in sexual intercourse and may also experience issues with performance in the bedroom. There are many steps you can take to reducing stress such as being organized at work, taking a walk, or playing with a pet. Try to reduce your stress levels as much as possible and seek alternate routes to do so.
Smoking cigarettes, which may feel like a stress combat but is very bad for you, also prevents adequate blood flow to your penis. Not only does it restrict blood flow but it can even result in nerve damage and dull your sensations. If you smoke and want to be healthy, you can try smoke cessation products. There are many avenues to take when wanting to quit smoking such as e-cigs, gum, nicotine patch, and even support groups. Smoke free is the way to go.
And last but not least, see a doctor. A doctor can test your testosterone levels and determine if low levels could be the root cause of your ED. He may also be able to give you other options or, if necessary, medication to help you have a healthy sex life.
Whatever you do, don't get discouraged. Being healthy is the first step to having a healthy sex life. Erectile Dysfunction does not define you and if you put in some effort, you'll be back to your ol' sexy self in no time!