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How to Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

Struggling to maintain an erection? You’re not alone. Erectile dysfunction is a common medical issue that affects 30 million men in the United States. While older men are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction, it can affect men of any age. 

If your bedroom performance is becoming lackluster, though, you don’t have to sit and suffer in silence. It’s a good idea to discuss the situation with your doctor. You may feel embarrassed to do so, but with the right medical help, you can lessen the effects of  erectile dysfunction and enjoy sex with your partner for many more years.

The good news is that you want to stave off the effects of erectile dysfunction, there are things you can do now. Here are some tips on how you can prevent erectile dysfunction.

Lose Weight

Keep your weight low to prevent high blood pressure and diabetes, which can cause erectile dysfunction. Plus, excess fat can cause other medical conditions that can also affect your ability to get and maintain an erection. In addition, losing weight can help reduce inflammation and increase testosterone levels

Eat a Healthy Diet

Avoid fatty foods and sodium and opt for whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables, and lean meats instead. A healthy eating plan will help you control your weight. Drinking too much alcohol can also lead to erectile dysfunction, so find ways to cut back. Doing these things will help control your blood pressure and prevent diabetes, which can reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction.

Improve Your Vascular Health

Your vascular health involves your heart, brain, and penis. It relates to medical issues that can cause erectile dysfunction, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides

These issues can cause heart attack, stroke, and erectile dysfunction, so work with your doctor to keep these numbers low. 

Get Moving

Exercise helps with blood flow to all parts of the body, including the penis. But you don’t have to go out and get a gym membership to see results. Start by engaging in low-impact exercises, such as walking or swimming, Aim for 30 minutes of activity at least five days a week. Just walking most days can help you see a huge dip in issues related to erectile dysfunction.

Quit Smoking

Smoking increases your chances of getting erectile dysfunction, as it affects the heart and blood vessels. When blood cannot get to the penis, it’s harder to get an erection. So if you smoke, quit now and reduce your risk of erection problems. 

Contact Us Today

No man wants to deal with erectile dysfunction. Not being able to maintain an erection is a physical and emotional blow that can negatively impact relationships and well as a man’s overall self-esteem.

A New York doctor from Lazare Urology can help you maintain your sexual health so you can enjoy sex for years to come. If erectile dysfunction is an issue, we have options that can help. Schedule an appointment with our office today by calling (718) 568-7516 or filling out the online form. We serve the Brooklyn area. 

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