Erectile dysfunction is a condition in which you are unable to experience or sustain an erection. This can be a result of psychological and physical causes and in many cases it can also be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. At times its a combination of all three.
The first thing that many medical experts will ask you to do when it comes to treatment for your erection problem, is ask you to change your lifestyle. Here are a few things, which your doctor may ask you to do:
Cutting down on your smoking
Erectile dysfunction is one of the side effects of smoking. As you smoke, a build up of plaque takes place along the walls of your arteries. This results in a constriction of the arteries, which affects the blood flow. This leads to a decrease of blood flow to the penis during an erection, leading to erectile dysfunction. If you are a chain smoker, it’s important that you reduce your smoking and if you can quit smoking altogether, all the better.
A balanced nutritional diet
You just can’t avoid a healthy meal when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. Your body needs a nutritional diet to function to its optimum levels. If you don’t have a healthy diet, you are putting your body at the risk of getting fat. Over time, this accumulation of fat can lead to obesity and its associated health risks. In such cases you might need a two fold treatment, which includes obesity treatment and also treatment for your erection problems. So, don’t let the situation deteriorate this much. Make sure that you eat healthy, which will help you avoid obesity and stay healthy.
If you are obese, you are going to suffer from high levels of cholesterol and fatty deposits that are going to constrict your arteries and affect your blood flow. Also, the fact that you are suffering from obesity, makes you vulnerable to various health risks, that might even make sex a bad option for you. So, its important that you eat a healthy balanced meal, avoid intake of fat and keep your body fit. You can also take orlistat, a medication that helps in obesity treatment.
Get started on a disciplined exercise regimen
Before you look for treatment options such as Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis (tadalafil) or Levitra (vardenafil) for treating your erection problems, think whether you are giving your body the kind of exercise it needs to stay healthy. If not, get started on an exercise regimen and stick to it. A combination of disciplined exercise regimen and a well balanced diet will help you stay healthy. This will make a big difference to your erectile difficulties. Proper exercise will get the blood flowing to all corners of your body including your pelvic regions. This ensures proper nutrition to all body parts including your penis. Like any other organ of your body, even your penis wants proper blood circulation in order to function effectively. Exercise helps you do just that.
Addiction to alcohol and substance abuse also needs to be avoided if you want to improve your erections. You might think that alcohol won’t affect your erections but studies indicated that excessive intake of alcohol has been known to hamper erections. Even addiction to harmful substances leads to ED sooner rather than later. So stay away from both. Changing your lifestyle is the first step towards impotence treatment.