Erectile Dysfunction or also known as ED, is far more common then you may think. Statistics show that it is not uncommon for men to achieve an erection less than 20% of the time. And it is estimated that around 25 million men in the United States sand about 100 million worldwide suffer from ED issues. But these numbers are difficult to estimate accurately as there many plenty of sufferers that go silent and never go see a doctor.
So now that we know some facts on ED, why does ED occur?
An erection begins at the brain, so you are you tired, it will require more effort to obtain an erection. Or it will lead to a lack of erection.
Often being overweight can cause issues with ED. Try to eat healthy and lose weight with weight loss shakes for example.
As men get older, their level of testosterone decreases. This can often cause ED. Remedy is to eat healthy and see you doctor about using a testosterone supplement.
Some Prescribed Drugs
Some prescribed drugs can also cause ED. If ED starts to happen after you take prescription medication, see you doctor immediately.
But if you suffer from ED, we best suggest that you first see your doctor for advice.
Did you know that what you eat can play an effect on your ED? Probably not, this is because most people don’t know this. The food you eat has so many affects in your life such as weight gain, health issues such as heart disease, and ED. A bad diet can restrict the blood flow to the penis which will cause ED.
On the flip side, there are so many major benefits to our health and sexual performance if we eat right. Eating a healthy diet will keep you at a healthy weight, keep your blood pressure in check, and help prevent nerve damage. All of these things when left unchecked may cause ED.
So what are some foods that may help with ED?
Mediterranean Style Diet
Eating a Mediterranean style diet means eating a lot of fruits, vegetables, fish, red wine, and whole grains. All of these things can help with improving sexual function and minimalizing ED.
Yes, you read it right, dark chocolate. The darker the better, so try finding dark chocolate with at least 75% cocoa. It’s the flavonoids in the chocolate that assist in improving blood flow in the body including the penis. Click here if you would like to make your own healthy homemade dark chocolate.
To aid in your testosterone production, oysters are a great natural way to help out. They increase testosterone but their high levels of mineral zinc. If you are like me and you don’t like oysters, there are some great tasting sauces that you can order with oysters which mask the taste and actually taste pretty good.
Green vegetables are great for increasing blood circulation throughout the body as they have a high concentration of nitrates.
Playing sports is a great distraction off erectile dysfunction. Playing a sport at least a couple of times a week can really help you think more clearly and focus on what you are doing. Below are some great sports to help you relax, get in touch with yourself, and put erectile dysfunction aside.
Running is great for reducing anxiety and releases stress as you exert your energy. Generally the harder you run the more of a workout the run will be and the better you will feel afterwards. Try running with high energy music to increase the workout. After the run you should be very relaxed and feel great. Be careful not to overdo the running, you don’t want to push your body beyond its limits. Start off slower and shorter distances and work your way up.
Sports are a great way to take your mind off erectile dysfunction and golf is one of the best. Whether you are playing along or playing with friends, golf is a great way to relax and get your mind focused on other things. There is a catch though, I find that if you are a beginner you may experience frustration playing golf as your skills are not up to scratch. Luckily for you there is plenty of training equipment for golf to help improve your golf game.
I know what you are thinking, chess isn’t a sport! But actually it is recognised as a sport by the International Olympic Committee. And there are competitions worldwide. It is a great way to get emerged into the game and can be really relaxing.
Pool / Snooker
Playing pool is also really relaxing. I try to play a fair bit on my own. I find it much more relaxing as you are not competing to win the game but rather just enjoying the strokes. You don’t need to play for long to get emerged into the game forgetting about other things.
There are some common causes that contribute to ED. Anything from psychological factors to diseases that affect blood flow to the penis.
But one of the biggest issues is a lack of sleep. Seems strange but a lack of sleep in conjunction with other stressful factors can cause ED and if not remedied, it can be long term. Sometimes we would almost rather go to sleep then perform sexual activities, so your body is in two minds and is not fully committed in a sexual way. You and your partner should work together and not make ED into a big issue.
Try to make the atmosphere relaxing and we all have more patience when we have enough sleep. So start with a good night sleep and eliminate factors such as snoring, find a comfortable pillow, and make sure the room is dark. Once this is accomplished, during your next sexual encounter make sure you and your partner is relaxed and try not to worry about ED. Make sure you have a discussion with your partner so she doesn’t get upset if ED occurs.
ED can often have a very negative effect on a relationship and is often a relationship killer. This is why it is so important to help yourself now.
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