Ways to prevent erectile dysfunction – ED is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection long enough for intercourse.
It does not generally include other symptoms such as lack of libido, inability to ejaculate or to reach orgasm. By its nature, impotence is a very sensitive issue for most men, and conflicts can occur if this problem remains unresolved. Guilt, shame, low self esteem and the refusal to talk about ED are common problems found in many couples who seek counseling as a last resort for acceptance and understanding of impotence.
If you pretend that the problem is not there, hoping it will disappear, you will be disappointed. The more time you refuse to accept that you suffer from erectile dysfunction, the more damage can cause to your relationship. It is important to know that in almost all cases, impotence can be treated successfully.
Discuss the problem with your partner. A problem shared is easier to solve. For example, it is possible that your partner put pressure on you to “get performance”. Talking about this issue can relax the pressure and you will be able to get an erection.
Take a look at your lifestyle. Are you a smoker? Do you drink a lot? Do you suffer from stress or anxiety? Try to reduce alcohol consumption and quit smoking and you will notice a difference. Find ways to relax to reduce stress and anxiety.
Also a bad diet for a man’s heart has negative effects for its ability to obtain and maintain an erection. Diet low in fruits and vegetables and high in fat, fried foods and processed foods cause stroke, obstruction of blood flow in coronary artery and also block blood flow to the penis. Recent studies confirm that of erectile dysfunction is rare in men who adopt a diet based on fruits, vegetables, cereals, and fats beneficial to heart: olive oil, nuts, fish and wine.
There are some foods recommended in the prevention of ED, like watermelon. Its rich content of citrulline helps relax blood vessels, supporting vascularization of the penis. Zinc is a mineral important for male sexual health; it improves testosterone production and sperm quality. Foods such as turkey, chicken, beef, lamb, salmon, cereals, yogurt, cheese and milk, are an excellent natural source of zinc.
In some cases, men who suffer from erectile dysfunction have a strong deficiency of zinc in the body. This deficiency can be caused by long-term use of diuretics, or the presence of conditions such as diabetes, kidney and liver disease or digestive disorders.
Being overweight can attract many health problems including type 2 diabetes which can cause damage to the nerves throughout the body (diabetic neuropathy). When neuropathy affects the nerves of sexual organ, the result is erectile dysfunction.
Sexual dysfunctions have major implications for overweight people because, usually, they are amplified by psychological aspects like lack of self confidence.
If the problem persists go and see a doctor. You can ask for a recommendation to a clinic that treats sexual dysfunction.