Poor eating habits are not the only reason men could get erectile dysfunction. Here’s what webmd.com says about erectile dysfunction.
” Erectile dysfunction or ED is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Causes include medications, chronic illnesses, poor blood to the penis, drinking too much alcohol, or being too tired.”
” Lifestyle choices can contribute to ED. Smoking, heavy drinking, and drug use disorder can damage the blood vessels and reduce blood flow to the penis. Being overweight and getting too little exercise also raise your odds. Studies show that men who exercise regularly have a lower risk of ED.”
Now you are maybe doing one or more of these things listed think about it for a minute you drink? And smoke has high blood pressure; you are a prime candidate for erectile dysfunction.
Five natural ways to overcome erectile dysfunction, according to the Harvard Medical school
1. Start walking: According to the Harvard study, just 30 minutes of walking a day was linked with a41% drop in risk for ED. Other research suggests that moderate exercise can help restore sexual performance in obese middle-aged men.
2. Eat right: in the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, eating a diet rich in natural foods like fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and fish and fewer red and processed meat and refined grains- decreases the likelihood of ED.
3. Pay attention to your vascular health: High blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and triglycerides can all damage arteries in the heart (causing a heart attack), in the brain (causing a stroke), and leading to the penis (causing ED). An expanding waistline also contributes. Check with your doctor to find out whether your vascular system and your heart, brain, and penis are in good shape or needs a tune-up through lifestyle changes and, if necessary, medications.
4. Size matters, so get slim and stay slim. A trim waistline is one good defense, a man with a 42-inch waist is 50% more likely to have ED than a man with a 32-inch waist. Losing weight can help fight erectile dysfunction, so getting to a healthy weight and staying there is another good strategy for avoiding or fixing ED. Obesity raises risks for vascular disease and diabetes, two major causes of ED. And excess fat interferes with several hormones that may be part of the problem as well.
5. Move a muscle, but we’re not talking about your biceps. A strong pelvic floor enhances rigidity during erections and helps keep blood from leaving the penis by pressing on a critical vein. In a British trial, three months of twice-daily sets of Kegel exercises (which strengthen these muscles), combined with biofeedback and advice on lifestyle changes – quitting smoking, losing weight, limiting alcohol – worked far better than just information on lifestyle changes.