If you've been dealing with erectile dysfunction, then you are probably searching for an explanation as to why you are suffering with this embarrassing affliction. There are multiple reasons that a man might have to consider. Some of them are physical, while others are more mental. Below is a list of 4 possible causes, as well as some of the treatment options that you have at your disposal.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is often refereed to as a silent killer. It can wreak havoc on your body without any noticeable signs until it is too late. So, if you're not someone who regularly visits a doctor for a checkup, or takes his own blood pressure reading with an at-home device, then it's time to change that. One of the problems with high blood pressure is that it can damage the the blood vessels, and even cause atherosclerosis. This can result in a loss of blood flow, which manifests in many cases as erectile dysfunction. The obvious treatment here is to get your blood pressure under control. There are medications that can help, but some of these (such as diuretics) can have an adverse effect on erections. So, a healthy lifestyle is key. Weight loss, and a chance in diet is optimal.
Smoking is bad for a whole host of reasons, but for the purposes of your question, you should know that there is a link between smoking and erectile dysfunction. In a recent study, men who smoked cigarettes were more likely to suffer from difficulties getting an erection than men who didn't smoke. The reason, once again, has to do with blood flow and arterial health. Smoking has a negative effect on then arteries, which in turn, can lead to erectile dysfunction. The solution is clear; stop smoking. If you are unable to quit cold turkey, then try one of the nicotine replacement therapies. However, do not plan on staying on the nicotine replacement therapy forever. While the nicotine does not have the same damaging carcinogenics as the smoke does, the nicotine itself is bad for blood vessels. So, only use it to ween off of cigarettes and stop all nicotine as soon as possible.
Getting drunk won't help you with your problem. If you've been embarrassed after going home with a woman from a nightclub because you couldn't perform, it very well might be a case of too much alcohol. In fact, it's such a well-known problem that there is a well known, off-color term for the situation. Alcohol is a depressant, and that includes physically depressing the body. So, lay off the alcohol.
Excessive Porn Consumption
Finally, the issue might be psychological. There is a growing movement that believes excessive consumption of pornography can lead to erectile dysfunction. The research is finding that people who are addicted to porn get locked into a cycle of PMO (porn, masturbation, orgasm) and the artificial stimulation that leads to dopamine release in the brain. This overuse can cause the brain to desire more extreme, varied, and unusual visual interests (which a real life human partner will not be able to fulfill). So, if you believe that your porn consumption is taking over your life, and pushing your significant outer out of the bedroom, then follow the advice of the psychologists and remove the artificial stimuli from your life.
To learn more, contact a company like Advanced Urology Associates.