Most men will deal with erectile dysfunction (ED) at some point in their lifetime. 1 in 4 men under 40 suffer from ED with the number increasing to 1 in 2 as men age. Now you may be thinking, “What can I do?” At Corewave™ Therapy, we specialize in treating ED. We don’t want this issue to cause someone’s life to grind to a halt, which is why we want you to know what can cause ED to develop. Your lifestyle determines many of your health-related problems. Here are just a few lifestyle choices that can increase the chances of ED developing early!
Lack of Physical activity
How active are you? A man gets an erection by blood flowing into the penis. When someone exercises, this helps to improve their circulation, preventing issues with blood flow. If you don’t exercise or engage in physical activity, you are going to drastically increase your chances of ED. Just taking 15 minutes to work out three days a week will drastically decrease your chances of ED.
Smoking is one of the biggest causes of ED in men. This includes cigars, cigarettes, and marijuana. These products can damage the body’s blood vessels, which limits circulation. Studies show men that engage in smoking regularly are more likely to suffer from ED than those that don’t. If a man begins suffering from ED, one of the first things he should do is stop smoking. Within days, the body begins to make changes to improve itself. While this may not cure ED, it will help it become less impactful on someone’s life.
The old saying goes, “You are what you eat.” The chances of you developing ED are greatly impacted by your diet. The right foods can help prevent it while the wrong foods can make it a near certainty. Leafy greens, watermelon, beets, and other earthy foods can help prevent ED. Foods to avoid are excess soy, fish, soda, unhealthy prepared meats, and fast food.
Just as your diet can alter your health, so can your weight. Obese males are more likely to suffer from ED than those of a healthy weight. Obesity also impacts testosterone and a man’s sexual performance. The good news is that studies have shown that weight loss does decrease the chances of or lessens the impact of ED. In fact, the evidence even points to weight loss helping erectile dysfunction completely disappear. Shedding a few extra pounds might just make the difference between happy sex life and the frustration of ED.
Erectile Dysfunction can be a frustrating issue for a man but it doesn’t have to be something that controls a man’s life. Controlling your weight, regular physical activity, a proper diet, and not smoking will drastically decrease your chances of being affected by ED. If you or someone you know is suffering from ED, have them call one of our Corewave™ Therapy urologists for a full work up.
Corewave™ Therapy has developed a groundbreaking treatment for ED. Our urologists will work with you to solve the problem and get your life back on track. We don’t just treat ED but help discover the source and help you overcome it. Let our top doctors help you today, it will be the best decision you’ve ever made! To learn more about ED and our treatments, read our blogs!