There are many unexpected problems that occur as we age. We lose hair, get Dad bods, and slow down in general. We also can end up with erectile dysfunction.
Now, ED can happen at any age. Even young men have ED. as we get older, though, the factors that cause ED can increase.
You may have never had an issue with ED, or maybe you have seen a few signs that have you distressed. Either way, it pays to take some measures to make sure that you can still enjoy a healthy sex life as you get older.
In this article, I will go over several things you can do to try to prevent erectile dysfunction from becoming a problem.
Know the causes
The causes of ED can be physical or mental. The actual problem is that there is no blood flow to the penis so it doesn’t get erect.
Understanding why ED happens allows us to take some steps in preventing it from happening. If you already have ED then make sure you go to your doctor to find out the cause so it can be treated properly.
Keep your weight down
Your weight has a direct effect on so many factors that can cause your ED. Getting your weight under control is a good idea no matter what, but when your sex life is at stake then that raises the importance even more.
When you are overweight, you likely have high blood pressure. Since you need good blood flow to your penis for it to get erect, you have to address that.
Diabetes is also a risk when you are overweight and can cause a myriad of problems for you including ED. blood vessels are damaged when you have diabetes and that will prevent the blood from getting to the penis. You’ll also have an excess of nitric oxide in your blood which sends a signal to the muscles to relax. Including the ones in your penis.
No matter what, getting your weight under control is the first step to preventing erectile dysfunction.
Do some yoga
Yoga is something that benefits us in many ways. It takes care of us mentally and physically. When you practice yoga regularly, you are allowing your muscles to get the blood they need. Stretching in general is great to increase blood flow and keep your muscles loose and elastic.
Since ED can be caused by stress, you are also helping to prevent it by lowering your stress levels from yoga. Yoga is very meditative and doing it regularly can lower your stress dramatically.
If you are having trouble quitting cigarettes then maybe this will help. You are increasing the likelihood of having erectile dysfunction the longer you continue to smoke.
The chemicals in cigarettes can cause the blood flow to your penis to decrease which makes it likely you will have trouble getting an erection.
If impotence is not a reason to get you to quit, then what will?