Erectile dysfunction is a condition that makes it difficult for a man to achieve or maintain an erection. It most often occurs in men over the age of 40, but it can also occur in younger men. Some of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction include: poor blood circulation, certain medications, drug use, and excessive alcohol consumption.
This is a frustrating condition and it can also cause tension between married couples, but fortunately, it can be treated. There are many drugs that have been improved to treat erectile dysfunction, but they do not come without side effects. That is why it is best to try to make lifestyle adjustments first. Exercise, reducing stress , stopping smoking and reducing alcohol consumption can help a man achieve an erection.
Exercise helps improve blood circulation and good blood circulation is needed to achieve and maintain an erection. A man should make an effort to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Many men are stressed out because they are trying to balance career and family life and that can also make it hard for them to get an erection. Getting a massage, reading a book, going for a walk, and breathing deeply are great ways to relax. Many men who have erectile dysfunction are also smokers. Smoking constricts the blood vessels, which interferes with blood circulation. If a man stops smoking, his blood circulation will improve and he will be able to get an erection. There are many resources available for those who need help with smoking cessation. Many men make the mistake of drinking too much alcohol because they think that it will help them perform better. On the contrary, excessive alcohol consumption can make it hard for a man to get an erection. For that reason, consumption should be limited to one or two drinks per day.