FOR GENTS! Important things your body is telling you!
So you are enjoying a healthy reproductive life, and suddenly you realize that something is wrong; your erection is not as satisfactory as it used to be. Either you feel a weakness you are not accustomed to or it is taking its sweet damn time to achieve its full potential.
You panic! It is like one of those nightmares where you are stuck in some dreadful situation, you feel rooted with your feet cemented to the floor, as darkness surrounds you rapidly.
Loss of male erection (medically known as Erectile Dysfunction or ED) has been broadly defined as the inability to achieve or maintain a a rigid erection sufficient for a satisfying intercourse. This could have a deep negative impact on the satisfaction and quality of life and satisfaction of the person, resulting in fear, loss of self esteem and confidence, and may lead to depression. There could be a number of reasons why you have been losing your erection, the strength and potency that once characterized your erections. Here are some of the most common factors that have its toll on your erection:
STRESS is overwhelming you!
Stress is the biggest erection killer in younger men. Mental health problems like stress and anxiety can negatively impact how your brain signals your body’s physical response. In case of erection, stress can interrupt how your brain sends messages to your male reproductive organ to allow extra blood flow. Personal (e.g. relationship problems) and professional (e.g. job-related) stress are a main reason for ED in middle-aged men.
SMOKING is killing your body organs slowly!
As more research has been conducted worldwide, it has been confirmed that smoking can cause erectile dysfunction. Smoking affects every organ of the body including erectile function. People need to understand that erection has everything to do with a healthy vascular system. Smokers are twice as likely to get erectile dysfunction as non-smokers because of its devastating impact on the heart and blood vessels.
Obesity is tipping the scale
Obesity and poor diet habits are another `too common` reasons behind erectile dysfunction in younger men. As a matter of fact, it is not just being plump that harms your erection; it is the side effects of obesity that plays the role of the villain (e.g. hormonal disturbances, diabetes, high cholesterol, high-blood pressure, and heart disease).
Low Testosterone Hormone is draining away your energy
Various research work and international studies have linked low male testosterone hormone levels with loss of male sexual drive (libido). Low testosterone is more common than you might think, and it can be a result of aging, testicular injury or infections, medication side effect, poor lifestyle choices, and weight gain. In addition to its negative impact on male sexual drive (libido), low testosterone hormone levels are linked to a number of the same health problems that play a role in erectile dysfunction, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
Sedentary Lifestyle is seeping away your strength
The male reproductive organ needs adequate blood flow for a healthy and satisfactory erection, as well healthy blood vessels in order to maintain this erection. Diseases like hypertension, diabetes and obesity all adversely affect your vascular health and the lack of exercise just augments their devastating impact. Because regular physical exercise can truly improve your vascular health and counteract those factors that contribute to erectile dysfunction, it can actually improve erectile function.
There are many things you can do to improve erectile function, and these really do provide other health benefits as well, so it makes a lot of sense to make some changes to the way you live and reap the benefits. The advice of an expert Urologist is always an advantage that you ought to consider.
Dr. Anis Haddad
Urologist and Male Health Expert