Whether you currently suffer from ED or are hoping to sidestep this condition, try these tips for better health and a better sex life.
Just 30 minutes of walking a day was linked with a 41% drop in risk for ED. Other research suggests that moderate exercise can help restore sexual performance in obese middle-aged men with ED.
A chronic deficiency in vitamin B12 may contribute to erectile dysfunction. A daily multivitamin and fortified foods are the best bets for those who absorb B12 poorly, including many older adults.
Pay Attention To Your Vascular Health
High blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides can all damage arteries in the heart, in the brain, and leading to the penis. Low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and an expanding waistline also contribute.
Size Matters, So Get Slim And Stay Slim
Getting to a healthy weight and staying there is another good strategy for avoiding or fixing ED. Obesity raises risks for vascular disease and diabetes, two major causes of ED. And excess fat interferes with several hormones that may be part of the problem as well.
Move A Muscle
A strong pelvic floor enhances rigidity during erections and helps keep blood from leaving the penis by pressing on a key vein.