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A sexual problem that prevents an erection (ED)

  • 19 Feb 2023

A sexual problem that prevents an erection (ED)

The inability to achieve and maintain an erection is a condition known as impotence.

Most men will experience some degree of erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives, but it is especially prevalent in older men. Fifty percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70 are predicted to be affected by it.

Why Men Can't Get an Erect Position

There are several potential physical and mental origins of erectile dysfunction. These are some physical factors:

Constriction of the arteries supplying the penis is often caused by high blood pressure (hypertension), excessive cholesterol, or diabetes.

Reasons for ED in mind include:

The inability to maintain an erection is not always random. You may find that you can have an erection with your sexual partner but can't obtain an erection when masturbating, or vice versa.

If this is the case, it seems likely that psychological factors are at the root of erectile dysfunction (stress related). The inability to get an erection under any circumstances suggests a physical problem.

Several medications may cause erectile dysfunction as a side effect.

The Management of Impotence

The primary method of treating erectile dysfunction is to address the condition's underlying cause.

An atherosclerotic constriction of the arteries is a major contributor to erectile dysfunction. Your doctor may suggest making certain modifications to your routine, including dieting, to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. This will improve your overall health and alleviate your symptoms.

Medication, such as statins to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, may also be used to treat atherosclerosis.

Many methods have been shown effective in treating erectile dysfunction. More than two-thirds of these cases are amenable to treatment with drugs like sildenafil (Viagra). An erection can also be achieved in 90% of instances with the help of vacuum pumps, which direct blood flow to the penis.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and sex therapy are two types of psychotherapy.

In general, erectile dysfunction treatments have advanced greatly in recent years. The vast majority of guys can resume sexual activity.

Whether you have erectile dysfunction (ED) or are trying to avoid it, treating your ED with these strategies will improve your health and your sexual life.

Get moving.

A Harvard research found that men walking for 30 minutes each day had a 41% lower incidence of ED. Several studies have found that moderate exercise can improve libido in overweight middle-aged men with erectile dysfunction.

Eat right.

In the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, consuming a diet rich in natural foods like fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and fish — with fewer red and processed meat and refined grains – lowered the probability of ED.

Pay attention to your vascular health.

High blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides can all damage arteries in the heart (causing heart attack), the brain (causing stroke), and leading to the penis (causing ED) (causing ED). A growing waistline also contributes. Check with your doctor to find out whether your vascular system — and thus your heart, brain, and penis — is in good health or needs a tune-up through lifestyle changes and, if required, drugs.

Size counts, so go slim and stay slim.

One protection is maintaining a healthy weight and waist circumference; a guy with a waist circumference of 42 inches is twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction as one with a waist circumference of 32 inches. Reducing weight can help fight erectile dysfunction, so attaining a healthy weight and staying there is another smart technique for avoiding or repairing ED. Weight problems are linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, two main contributors to erectile dysfunction. Furthermore, several hormones may be impacted by obesity.

Put some muscle into it, but not your biceps.

The penis' blood supply can be restricted by pressing on a critical vein, which is prevented by a firm pelvic floor and its effect on erection stiffness. The British study found that doing Kegel exercises (which strengthen these muscles) twice a day for three months, along with biofeedback and advice on lifestyle changes (such as quitting smoking, losing weight, and limiting alcohol), was significantly more effective than just the advice on lifestyle changes alone.


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