Did you know that Erectile Dysfunction (ED) affects more than 30 million men in the US alone? If you have the condition, then you are not alone. While ED is more prevalent in men over 40 years of age, it can also affect younger men with underlying conditions such as obesity and heart diseases.
If you cannot rise to the occasion when with that special someone or you have a problem maintaining an erection, you probably have ED. To prevent the condition, here are 10 tips.
- Deal with health issues that may cause ED such as low testosterone, heart diseases, diabetes, obesity, and neurological conditions.
- Quit smoking. Smoking constricts your vessels in the short term and hardens your arteries in the long-term including the vessels necessary for a firm erection.
- Stick to a healthy diet. Foods that are high in cholesterol can cause fat buildup in your blood vessels and should be avoided. Instead focus on whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
- Avoid excessive use of alcohol. Alcohol is not an aphrodisiac but is a depressant. Take alcohol in small amounts to relieve anxiety.
- Exercise regularly. Ensure that you exercise for 20 to 30 minutes every day to build up your stamina, lower your blood pressure, and relieve stress to improve sexual performance.
- Avoid stress and anxiety. Ensure that you don’t set unrealistic goals in life, avoid bad experiences and repeating mistakes, and improve communication with your partner among other things to relieve stress and anxiety.
- Ensure that you explore all erectile dysfunction medication options. To prevent your condition from recurring, explore all solutions such as testosterone and vacuum pumps.
- Be open with your partner. You may be tempted to withdraw from your partner due to embarrassment and shame but the more you do that the more you exacerbate the condition and increase stress and anxiety.
- Avoid anabolic steroids. While steroids may help you build your muscles, they may have unwanted side effects such as ED by messing up with your testosterone levels.
- Get some sleep. Being well rested can have a positive impact on your sex life. It helps you to refocus your mind for a good performance.
ED can be caused by stress and anxiety or bad behaviours. To prevent from the condition, you should adopt good behaviours such as diet, rest and exercise and avoid complications in your life.