Erectile Dysfunction isn’t just a condition for old men.
Men as young as twenty-five will experience it at some point.
Often there are hidden causes that should be avoided if one wishes to it.
Impotence is avoidable with a healthy lifestyle and proper habits.
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction is the “chronic inability to achieve or maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse.”
Up to 70% of all men will experience it by age 40, but for the most part, the condition is temporary.
For some men, however, the condition is chronic and can cause lasting emotional issues as well as relationship problems.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
There are many underlying causes for ED.
Up to 80% of all diabetic patients experience impotence.
Other causes are;
- Vascular disease
- Drug use
- Hormonal imbalances
- Peyronie’s Disease,
- Venous leak
- Neurological damage
- Psychological causes
- and pelvic or spinal cord trauma.
How to Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
The easiest way to avoid Erectile Dysfunction is to avoid the underlying causes.
The best way to do that is to follow a healthy lifestyle, which includes (but is not limited to) regular exercise, healthy weight maintenance, and good food choices.
In addition, a person who wishes to prevent ED should not smoke, drink excessively, do drugs, or eat a lot of sweets.
In addition, it is recommended to avoid stress – if this is impossible, one should learn how to effectively cope with stress or learn to meditate.
The practice of healthy lifestyle choices, including regular exercise and good nutrition, will prevent most of the underlying causes of erectile dysfunction.
It is not often that a healthy man free from physical or psychological health issues will experience impotence.
If impotence does occur, there is a reason. Instead of focusing on the symptom, one should investigate to determine the actual cause of the erectile dysfunction.
Once discovered, that cause can be treated through lifestyle changes mentioned above, alternative therapies, or conventional medicine. This should result in a return to normal sexual function.