Saturday, June 19, 2010

How to Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

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Erectile dysfunction is a common problem affecting men of old age. The condition is normal with the passing of the age. So, how do I avoid it?
Starting a healthy lifestyle is the way out to avoid erectile dysfunction (ED). Motivating couples to apply a number of suggestions given by experts such as WebMD.com site quoted the following:

1. Diet

Everything that is not good for a man's heart is also bad for the penis, says Andrew McCullough, MD, professor of clinical urology and sexual health program director for men at New York University Langone Medical Centre.
Bad food pairing heart health, will also adversely affect the ability of erection. Numerous studies show that diet can cause heart attacks by inhibiting blood flow in coronary arteries - less intake of fruits and vegetables, lots of fatty, fried, and processed foods - can inhibit blood flow into and within the penis. In fact, blood flow is needed to create a penile erection.

Recent studies show that ED is relatively rare in men who apply the traditional Mediterranean diet, including fruits, vegetables, grains, heart-healthy fats, including nuts and olive oil, fish, and wine.
Irwin Goldstein, MD, director of sexual medicine at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego, said “The relationship between Mediterranean diet with an increase in sexual function has been scientifically proven”.

2. Weight loss

Avoid excess weight can bring many health problems, including type 2 diabetes, which can cause nerve damage throughout the body. When it comes to affecting the nerves that affect the penis, your partner can suffer from ED.

3. Blood pressure and cholesterol

Avoid high blood pressure and high cholesterol. High cholesterol or high blood pressure can damage blood vessels, including those that carry blood to the penis, so the risk of causing ED. Routinely invites couples to diligently check cholesterol and blood pressure to a doctor. When you start to worry about your cholesterol or blood pressure, be sure to immediately cure.
However, blood pressure medications could make him difficult to get an erection. But doctors say many cases of ED are blaming these drugs, is actually caused by damage to arteries caused by high blood pressure or hypertension.

4. Sports

"Real evidence linking lifestyle with erectile dysfunction. Joging, swimming, and other forms of aerobic exercise has been proven to prevent erection. However, means care to all forms of exercise that puts excessive pressure on the perineum, which is the area between the scrotum and anus. Goldstein says, cycling, in particular, the risk of causing ED.
If done only occasionally and in very short time, is unlikely to cause problems. But the man who spent many hours cycling should ensure their bike fit, cycling pants are soft, and often stand while pedaling.

5. Stop smoking.

If the spouse smokes, ask him to stop the habit. Smoking can damage blood vessels and reduces blood flow to the penis. In addition, nicotine makes blood vessels contract, which can block blood flow to the penis.

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