Erectile dysfunction is a relatively frequent medical problem. Because ED is a taboo issue for many men, estimates of its incidence are just that – estimates. However, depending on which research or article you read, the number of men who suffer from or have suffered from ED ranges from 20% to 50%.
Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to obtain or maintain an erection long enough to have satisfying sexual intercourse.
It is essential to avoid “developing” any of the ailments or situations that could result in erectile dysfunction in order to prevent erectile dysfunction.
Eat healthy foods
Recent research indicates that ED is uncommon in males who consume a typical Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, heart-healthy fats like nuts and olive oil, fish, and wine, particularly red. Eating healthily can lower your risk of getting heart disease and diabetes, both of which are key contributing factors in ED. As a general rule, if your food is unhealthy for your heart, it will be terrible for your erectile health as well.
Do exercise regularly
The ideal sort of exercise to maintain the health of your cardiovascular system is aerobic activity, such as swimming, jogging, and cycling. Regular exercise will benefit your health in a variety of ways. It is also crucial in maintaining cardiovascular health and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, all of which are major variables in erectile dysfunction.
Keep your weight in check
Obesity and its accompanying health difficulties, as previously stated, are a common cause of impotence. If you maintain a healthy weight and keep your BMI (body mass index) within a healthy level, you are less likely to develop erectile dysfunction as well as many other ailments.
Cigarette smoking can injure blood vessels and reduce blood flow to the penis. Furthermore, nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict, which might impair blood flow to the penis.
Drink in moderation or avoid it all
In addition to interfering with the normal balance of male sex hormone levels, chronic excessive drinking can harm the liver, the nerves, and create other diseases including ED. Furthermore, excessive drinking may impair erection ability.
Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol in check
High blood pressure or cholesterol levels can harm blood arteries, particularly those that provide blood to the penis. This might eventually develop to ED. High cholesterol has not been proven to be a direct cause of ED, although it may contribute to erection issues. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help lower your cholesterol levels, which may lessen your risk of having ED.
Keep an eye on your testosterone levels
As men age, their testosterone levels decrease, which may cause erectile dysfunction in certain men. Reduced sex desire, lack of stamina, moodiness, and weak erections are symptoms that your levels are lower than they were. You should see a doctor if you have these symptoms because he or she might be able to recommend testosterone replacement medication.
Avoid using anabolic steroids
These medicines, which are frequently taken by sportsmen and bodybuilders, can cause testicles to shrivel and reduce their capacity to produce testosterone.
Avoid injuring the penis
If you have a genital injury, you may experience erectile dysfunction. Such injuries may be caused by surgery, which is required; nevertheless, the penis may be hurt in other ways, such as playing sports and engaging in unsafe sex positions; thus, it is critical to take care of your penis if you want it to function correctly.