Most men rarely care about their daily health, until something goes wrong. Fortunately, there is a simple solution if you want to ward of erectile dysfunction and protect your penis health.
That’s to follow these 10 simple ways to dodge erectile dysfunction:
1. Control Your Waistline
Those who have a waist circumference of 39” or more have twice as likely to have ED compared to those who have 35” or less in their waist circumference. This is because the increase in excess fat stored in the body leads to lower testosterone and more inflammation.
2. Consider Quitting Cigarettes
Smoking is bad for your health, everyone knows this. However, it should be noted that not everyone understands that smoking can raise your chances of Erectile Dysfunction. Smoking causes damage to the blood vessel linings which can affect the smooth muscles in your penis, causing a restriction of blood flow. I.E. Erectile Dysfunction. After 1 year of quitting smoking, 25 % ex-smokers have stated their erections to have improved.
3. Avoid Cheating On Your Spouse
When and if you have been unfaithful, you will most likely subject yourselves to guilt. This can turn into anxiety. Doctors state that this anxiety creates chemical changes in your brain that can affect your erection. A high anxiety level can mean you aren’t able to calm down enough to have an erection or even get turned on. So, avoid being unfaithful to have a better mind and a better erection.
4. Stop Keep Your Laptop On Your Groin
The reason the testicles are outside your body is because the cells that produce your sperm are heat-sensitive. Testosterone and sperm production can drop if the temperature of the testis is increased for an extended period of time. So, avoid keeping your laptop on your groin (even if the thing is called a ‘laptop’) because the heat released can have a negative impact on your sperm health and testosterone levels. Worse cases can have you being treated for burns and erectile dysfunction.
5. Don’t Bring Work Back Home
With today’s ‘bring work back home’ culture, many have had the unfortunate surprise to find they have ED. When you are stressed with work and don’t get enough sleep because of work, you are on the track for ED. So, leave your work at the office and learn to relax at home.
6. Get Sufficient Sleep
Sleeping boosts testosterone, which boosts your sexual desire as well as your sexual health. Sleep also regulates your brain hormones to give you better sexual health. It is said that good sleep is most important for younger men as testosterone plays an important role in their erection mechanism. The ideal is 7 to 8 hours, but 6 can be considered the minimum for your body to generate enough testosterone.
7. Clear Your Medicine Box
Some antidepressants, blood pressure medications, narcotic pain relievers, and antihistamines have known to cause issues with erections. As many meds, even over the counter ones have side effects that can counter your erection mechanisms, be sure to check the side effects of the meds before you buy so as to avoid getting a limp penis. You can find alternative medicines for most available prescription drugs.
8. Keep Your Teeth Health & Clean
Men with ED have shown to have 3 times the likelihood of having gum disease than guys without ED. Researchers explain it as, when your teeth decay, your natural immune system attacks the pathogens in the mouth causing the bacteria to infuse into your bloodstream, damaging it and the blood flow. It’s recommended to keep your teeth clean with regular flossing and brushing to avoid this gruesome conclusion.
9. Avoid Excessive Alcohol Consumption
Heavy drinking can have a negative impact on your ability to get a hard erection if any. A 2013 study has shown that reformed alcoholics were more likely to have ED than their clean counterparts. Alcohol is also a depressant which makes you more tired with a smaller chance of getting aroused.
10. Exercise To Boost Vital Hormones
The Journal Of Clinical Hypertension found that men were able to have better erections after they completed an 8-week interval training program when compared to those that didn’t. research has shown that HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) to be beneficial for testosterone production.