Erectile Dysfunction: Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
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There are now a number of studies that suggest a link between erectile dysfunction and obesity. By maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you may be able to prevent erectile dysfunction or improve the condition.
Recent studies have shown that overweight men with excess fat in the stomach and waist have lower male sex hormone levels than men who are not overweight. Men with excess body fat break down male hormones faster than do leaner men. This may be another reason why obese men suffer from ED at higher rates than lean men.
To treat erectile dysfunction (ED), you first must lower your blood pressure if it's high. Some people are able to do that through lifestyle changes alone. Others need help from prescription blood pressure drugs.
A problem for many men, however, is that some types of blood pressure medicines can actually cause erectile dysfunction. That may make it difficult to stay on your medication, especially if your high blood pressure never caused any symptoms before. An estimated 70% of men who have side...
Exercise regularly. Regular exercise may reduce the risk of ED. Choose exercises that you enjoy. In addition to reducing the risk of ED, exercise also can help you manage stress. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.