Often when a man gets older, his erection isn't as hard as it used to be. Erectile dysfunction affects 40 million men worldwide. It is not a normal consequence of aging. Erections become more flexible, the time to orgasm is longer as well as the refractory period, which is the period between ejaculation and the time it takes to have another erection. But if it interferes with sex, that's something that should be discussed with a doctor or urologist.
Some men ignore the question. But erectile dysfunction can be a sign of a much more serious health problem, such as cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes. What's more, it can hurt a man's self-esteem and his relationship. Fortunately for most men, weak erections are reversible. There are drugs like Viagra, Cialis and Male Extra. What's more, doctors say that in 80% of cases ED can be reversed simply by changing one's lifestyle. Here are some strategies you can apply to help restore your erections. But be sure to see a medical professional.
But what to do to end weak erections?
Pay attention to your diet. Foods high in sugar lower your testosterone level. High blood glucose levels cause insulin levels to rise and testosterone levels to drop. Try to reduce your sugar intake. Watch how much salt, fat and other unhealthy foods you eat and eat a healthy diet. Get your cholesterol levels checked. If you have high cholesterol, then ED may just be a consequence. Adjust your diet and talk to your doctor about foods you can eat to replace those you currently eat that are raising your cholesterol levels. There are two things that lead to stronger erections, better blood flow and higher testosterone levels. For both, do cardiovascular exercises. Be sure to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Lose weight and maintain a healthy body weight. Extra fat, especially around the waistline, lowers your testosterone levels by preventing more of it from being produced. If you smoke, quit. Consult with your doctor about different withdrawal methods and what is right for you. Smoking increases plaque buildup in the arteries, including those that supply blood to the penis. Watch your alcohol intake. Alcohol can affect performance. One to two glasses a day is the recommended maximum. Are you taking an antidepressant? ED may be a side effect of this medication.