Simple lifestyle changes can help in combating impotence or erectile dysfunction
Avoid Alcohol consumption, smoking and drugs:
Drinking and drugs can cause temporary and permanent ED. While temporary ED goes away when we aren’t under influence, research has shown that as many as 60-70% heavy alcohol consumers suffer from permanent erectile dysfunction. Smoking too is a big culprit; it’s the biggest cause of ED among men under 40. In the long term, all these activities constrict your blood vessels and prevent adequate blood flow to the penis.
Keep Diabetes in control: Around 50% men with diabetes suffer from ED. In fact level and nerve damage leads to inadequate blood flow and nerve damage to the penis.It is thus advisable to keep blood sugar levels under control.
Keep weight in check:
Most fat men tend to have high cholesterol which causes clogged arteries and prevents efficient blood flow. They also tend to have heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, higher stress levels and other obesity related issues which directly or indirectly aid ED. Keeping a check on the weight with exercise and diet control will do you a world of good as regards ED
Check for medicinal Side-effect:ED can be a side effect of many common medicines such as blood pressure drugs, antihistamines, antidepressants, tranquilizers, appetite suppressants. Speak to your doctor about your medications and other options. Sometimes a reduced dose or change is all that’s needed to improve sexual function.Avoid self medicating even for minor ailments also ,as you may not know the side effects of the medicines .
Deal with stress and relationship issues: Stress of any kind can impact a man’s sexual health and his ability to engage in sex. Resentment and anger in a relationship can also contribute to the inability to get an erection and enjoy satisfying sex. Talking out your problems with your partner and even a professional like a psychiatrist can have a positive impact on ED.
Dr. Sumeet Inder Singh
Dr Sumeet Inder Singh is among the best senior consultant PSYCHIATRIST AND DEADDICTION SPECIALIST in Chandigarh India.
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