What can I do in order to prevent impotence (erectile dysfunction)?
Impotence, or erectile dysfunction affects millions of men, especially those older than 40, but despite the fact that there are many effective treatments available today, prevention is still the best course of action.
What can you do in order to prevent impotence?
Impotence can be caused by a multitude of diseases, disorders and physical injuries. When it comes to the latter, there is a little a man can do – if you get injured to the pelvic area, the penis, the groin, or a surgery damages your nerves and this leads to impotence, then all that is left is to find the proper treatment.
However, many of the other diseases and disorders can be avoided by adopting healthier lifestyle and balanced diet.
The main causes of impotence can be divided into physical and psychological and it has been proven that balanced nutrition, regular exercise, cigarette and alcohol free life, will greatly diminish the chance of experiencing erectile problems.
This is probably the easiest way to improve your overall health and avoid developing some of the disorders that might lead to impotence. And it is much easier than most men believe.
The men that are health-conscious simply complain that they cannot follow every single diet fad, but all you have to do is
- increase the amount of fresh vegetables and fruits that you consume daily
- cut down on the sugar and the “bad” carbs
- replace the food rich on saturated fats with food rich on monounsaturated fats
- keep a close eye on the calories.
Changing your diet requires very little research, some planning, and strong will and only a few weeks or months after you start eating healthier food you will look and feel great.
However, how will that help prevent impotence?
Impotence is caused by various kidney and heart diseases and they can easily be avoided or managed by adopting balanced diet. As a secondary effect, better diet will reduce the anxiety and the stress levels and thus reduce the chance of experiencing erectile problems.
Men should exercise regularly no matter their age. During exercise the “happy” hormone called endorphin is released in the human body and this greatly reduces the stress and anxiety levels; regular exercise will also keep you healthy and will induce the production of testosterone, which improve the sexual libido.
What most men don’t realize is that they don’t have to purchase super-expensive equipment or join a gym, which can be time-consuming.
Fast walking up to five times per week for more than 45 minutes is likely to keep you in great shape, your weight down, and greatly improve your health.
3. Stop smoking:
Smoking has been linked directly to impotence and if you experience any erectile problems you should quit right now. Read more about smoking and impotence here.
Today there are many products that can help you get rid of this bad habit – from nicotine gums to patches, but you still have to make the effort; and once you stay cigarette free for a few months you will notice a huge difference in the way you feel.
4. Alcohol abuse:
Numerous studies have shown that excessive consumption of alcohol can cause impotence! People that stick to a glass of red wine have nothing to worry about – researches have shown that this is actually beneficial for your health and your sex life; however, using and abusing hard liquor, especially if you have problem with achieving an erection, should be stopped.
5. Use of illegal substances:
are known to cause impotence; it is always advisable to seek professional help if you have addiction problems.