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Erectile Dysfunction Health Center

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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.

Here are some tips to get you started. If obesity is a serious problem for you, talk to your doctor about a more rigorous treatment plan.

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Reviewed by Stuart Bergman, MD on September 10, 2015

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