What is Erectile Dysfunction?
There are over 30 million people in the world who are known to experience Erectile Dysfunction(Ed). It is a condition where a man is not able to maintain his erection which keeps him from having sexual intercourse with his partner. There are various treatments for Ed that has been out in the market.
Symptoms for Erectile Dysfunction are as under:
Erectile Dysfunction comes with certain symptoms. Some of them are mentioned under –
- When a person is no longer able to maintain his erection which keeps him from performing in bed.
- When a person experiences low libido i.e. having less desire to have sex.
These symptoms can be experienced by people intermittent. There are some days in a week where a person may not be able to get an erection and the other days of the week can just be fine. If this condition keeps on coming back, over and over again, you may need to seek medical attention.
Some of the causes of Erectile Dysfunction
There is no age group as such where it may affect a man. This condition comes with no age barrier and can be experienced by anyone and can show more on people who are older.
This condition can be caused because of many reasons which can be physical or emotional in nature or in some cases the combination of both. Having Erectile Dysfunction because of the physical causes is more common in men who are old while for younger men emotional issues can cause Erectile Dysfunction.
There are some physical barriers which can keep blood from flowing into the penis of a man. It is important to know what actually causes Erectile Dysfunction in the first place. They are as under:
- Due to the injury caused in the spinal cord or the scar tissue of the penis
- Due to treatments for enlarged prostate and prostate cancer
- Because of the hormonal imbalance, diabetes, high blood pressure or depression.
- Because of taking drugs such as medication for treating the blood pressure, certain drugs that are used to treat the heart conditions or in some cases taking anti-depressants.
- Because of emotional anxiety such as stress, fatigue, anxiety etc.
- Because of the lifestyle choices which includes heavy drinking, using tobacco etc.
How is obesity related to Erectile Dysfunction?
Being Obese increases your chance of having Erectile Dysfunction. Men who are obese are highly vulnerable to getting Erectile Dysfunction. Some of the risks that every obese man develops are listed as under:
- A risk of getting a heart disease
- A risk of being diabetic
- A risk of having high cholesterol
- A risk of having atherosclerosis
All these conditions are known to cause Erectile Dysfunction in a man and its combination with obesity can just increase the overall chance of Erectile Dysfunction.
Getting help in losing weight
Losing weight naturally is known to be one of the most natural ways to restore Erectile Dysfunction in the body. There are some studies that say:
- Over 30% of men who lost weight also gained their sexual function.
- Some men lost around 33 pounds in over 2 years span which is also used to reduce the oxidative makers present in the human body.
- Overall, 5% of men in the group regained their erectile function.
This study didn’t rely on any other option which includes surgery or any pharmaceutical option to achieve their weight loss. The weight loss journey was organic and done in the most natural way. These were diet constraints and were made to eat 300 calories less each day while increasing daily physical activity.
Losing weight also increases the self-esteem of a man while improving their mental health at the same time.
Linking testosterone with the sex drive of a person
Having a low level of testosterone in the body of a person can affect the condition of Erectile Dysfunction in a man. This hormone is known to boost the sex drive of a person while obesity is known to lower the level of testosterone in the body of a man. Having an increase of 4 inches in the waist of a person can reduce their testosterone level to 75%.
It is therefore important to get the testosterone of a person checked especially if you are overweight. There are various medical treatments that can help in boosting the sex life of a person by increasing the level of testosterone in a man.
Working out can help?
Working out on a regular basis does not just help in burning the calories of a person but also lowers the risk of a person to have Erectile Dysfunction. There are different working out programs available for people with different conditions, it is important to consult the doctor with the best suitable program meant for you. Working out daily for 30 minutes can help a man in getting his kick back.
Working out also helps in boosting the mood of a person for the whole day to come.
Working out improves the Vascular health of the person
Erectile Dysfunction can be an early warning stage for circulatory system problems in a man and are often linked with people who are overweight. An erection is caused because of the flow that goes to the penis of a person and it stays there until a man is having sex. Vascular problems prevent the blood from flowing into that area which keeps a man from getting a proper erection while being unable to have sex.
There are arteries which are clogged by plaque and hence make it difficult for men to have sex. In this case, cholesterol of the person needs to be checked which can possibly cure the possible upcoming diseases in a man.
There are different medications that are available in the market which can help a man in losing weight which indirectly treats Erectile Dysfunction in a man.
Sometimes depression can be a cause of being overweight and in that case, a proper medication that suits a person should be taken so that they get out of it while losing weight at the same time.