Many men are suffering as a result of their inability to have or sustain an erection which has caused friction in their love lives.
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According to Healthline, Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have $exual intercourse. It is also sometimes also referred to as impotence. Occasional ED is not uncommon. Many men experience it during times of stress. However, frequent ED can be a sign of health problems that need treatment.
Many men suffer from this problem and ED has ruined many families.
Here are five causes and how to prevent it.
1. Excessively demanding job. Professionals such as health care workers, firefighters, police officers, bankers who have to meet certain financial targets, etc., are said to be prone to depression because they work in environments that are prone to depression and anxiety. Consequently, they may be taking antidepressants, while others may adopt a coping strategy that include smoking and drinking. All of these coping mechanisms can trigger off erectile dysfunction, says, a professor in the Centre for Human $exuality Studies at Widener University in Chester, Dr. Justin Sitron.
2. Excessive P0rnography. Excessively watching P0rn can lead to psychological problems, says erectile dysfunction specialist, Dr. Muhammad A. Mirza. “P0rn is often skewed from reality, and there’s a research suggesting that the human brain organically changes when you watch too much of it,” he says. “It becomes almost like an addiction and could make it so you can’t get aroused without that kind of stimulation.”
3. Teeth problems. And you’d better believe this! Israeli researchers found that more than 15 percent of men with erectile dysfunction also suffer from periodontitis — a severe form of gum disease. Also, a study published in The Journal of $exual Medicine suggests that 0ral inflammation can lead to a decrease in eNOS, an enzyme that produces the nitric acid that works to regulate blood flow. Without proper flow, a man will struggle to get aroused.
4. Too much salt, resulting in hypertension and cholesterol — symptomatic of heart disease —restrict blood flow and harden the arteries, allowing plaque to build up. These two conditions can cause a stroke, which can then damage the nerves running through the body, including the ones to the Pen!s.
5. Improve your diet. This is an easy way to reduce risk of erectile dysfunction. Research shows that the Mediterranean diet specifically is the healthiest for men with erection problems. Focus on natural foods with healthy fats, such as nuts and olive oil, which help to clear blood vessels of dangerous plaque and boosts production of nitric oxide, a compound that facilitates erections by dilating blood vessels in the Pen!s.
The bottom line: Avoid self-medication such as taking libido-boosting drugs like Viagra. And don’t be ashamed of talking to your doctor!