Erectile Dysfunction: Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
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.
From acupuncture to arginine, from ginseng to pomegranate juice, men have tried all sorts of natural remedies for erectile dysfunction (ED) -- which doctors define as the repeated inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. But are these alternative remedies safe? Do they really work?
The scientific evidence to support the use of natural remedies for impotence is sketchy; many of the studies that seem to give the remedies a thumbs-up were so poorly designed that...
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.