Some of the big culprits to blame for erectile dysfunction are heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. These diseases constrict the blood vessels rather than opening them to let blood flow to the extremities, such as the penis. In fact, men with severe erectile dysfunction are 35 percent more likely to be hospitalized for cardiovascular disease in a 2 year period compared to men without erection issues, according to a study released in by PLOS Medicine.
If you have to schedule sex because you and your partner are trying to conceive, medication may be helpful. Scheduled sex and be quite stressful. Medication may get a reliable erection with less willpower and stress.
Lose Weight – Losing weight will lower your blood pressure. When you have hypertension you lose the ability of the blood vessels to dilate appropriately. Losing weight is one of the best and least costly methods to control high blood pressure.
Stop Smoking – Smoking affects the ability of your vessels to relax. This is necessary in achieving an orgasm. Stopping smoking is better than any ED medication.
Pass on the Sudafed – The nasal decongestant Sudafed contains the blood vessel constricting chemical pseudoephedrine. This can kill an erection.
Drink in Moderation – Alcohol increases the desire to have sex but decreases the ability. Drinks should be kept at a 2 a day maximum!
Check Your Medication – There is a long list of medication – including anti-hypertension medications such as thiazines and beta blockers and antidepressants such as Prozac – that can reduce the blood flow and contribute to ED. Do not ever go off your medications on your own, but mention your loss of libido and/or erection side effects to your doctor.
Switch to Morning Sex – Erections are usually best in the mornings. Sex is a physical activity and seeing as you are rested in the morning and your testosterone level tends to peak in the morning, it is a good plan.
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