Weak Erections – Another form of ED
A weak erection is another form of erectile dysfunction (ED). Oftentimes as a man ages, his erection may not be as hard as it used to be. Erectile dysfunction affects 40 million men worldwide. It isn’t a normal part of aging, though the body does change. Erections become softer, they may take longer to achieve and the refractory period, which is the period between ejaculating and the time it takes to achieve another erection, may become longer. But if it is impeding intercourse it’s an issue that should be addressed with a physician or a urologist. Some men ignore the issue. But ED can be a sign of a far more serious health problem underneath, such as cardiovascular disease or type-2 diabetes. What’s more, it can hurt a man’s self-esteem and his relationship. Luckily for most men weak erections are reversible.There are ED drugs like Viagra and Cialis.What’s more, physicians say 80% of ED cases can be reversed merely by changing one’s lifestyle. Here are some strategies you can apply to help restore your erections. But make sure to see a medical professional. One thing to do is take notice of your diet. Foods high in sugar decrease your testosterone level. A higher glucose level in the blood makes the insulin level spike, zapping your testosterone. Try to lower your sugar intake.
Watch how much salt, fat and other unhealthful foods you eat, and instead take part in a healthy diet. Get your cholesterol level checked. If you have high cholesterol ED may be just one result. Adjust your diet and talk to your doctor about what foods you can eat to supplant those in your diet with high cholesterol. There are two things that lead to stronger erections, more blood flow and a higher testosterone level. For both, take part in cardiovascular exercise. Make sure to work your way up to at least 30 minutes a day, five days per week. Get down to and maintain a healthy body weight. Extra fat, especially around the waist, kills your testosterone level. Fat traps testosterone and tells the body to stop producing more. If you smoke, quit. See your doctor about the different cessation options and which one is right for you. Smoking increases the buildup of plaque in the arteries, including those that supply the penis with blood. Watch your alcohol intake. Alcohol can affect one’s performance. One to two drinks per day is all that is recommended. Are you taking an antidepressant or heart medication? The unintended side effect of these may be ED. Talk to your doctor about whether or not you may be experiencing ED due to your medications.