Preventing Erectile Dysfunction
Generally, erectile dysfunction can be primary, in this case a man never obtain an erection, and secondary when problems occur after a period in which sex life was normal. There is also a third form of erectile dysfunction, but it installs with age.
Most men are confronted throughout life, with secondary erectile dysfunction. There are some steps you can take to prevent the occurrence of erectile dysfunction:
Avoid illegal drugs.
Avoid heavy drinking.
Exercise regularly and maintain a normal weight. Lack of exercise represents a leading cause of impotence. Dr. Eric Rimma of Harvard University shows in a study that men who run between 3 and 5 hours per week, or who practice a sport like tennis, football, basketball at least 3 hours per week shows a 30% lower risk than sedentary men to be affected by erectile dysfunction.
Tell your doctor if your medication cause ED to see if there are possible substitutions for those.
If you suffer from a chronic disease like kidney condition or diabetes, take medication as directed to keep these illnesses in control.
Include in your diet some foods that are known to prevent impotence. Garlic is considered the most effective and convenient treatment of sexual impotence. It is a natural and harmless aphrodisiac. A very effective herb that is used today both in medicine and in the kitchen is celery. It was considered sacred by the Romans and the ancient Chinese medicine considers it capable to maintain sharpness and spirit youthfulness. Onions are also considered aphrodisiacs. They have the ability to increase libido and strengthen the reproductive system. For the treatment of this dysfunction are indicated white onions. Ginseng besides the qualities of a general tonic has also a powerful stimulating action on sexual activity.
Risk factors for erectile dysfunction are the same as for heart attacks. The most common cause is poor blood flow to the penis. So which blocks blood flow to the penis can cause erectile dysfunction and which increases blood flow to the penis can cure or prevent erectile dysfunction. Therefore the sedentary and overweight men who have high cholesterol level present a greater risk for heart attacks and thus impotence.
Approach a diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and reduce intake of fat meat and dairy products rich in fat. Do not eat bakery products. Start an exercise program. The idea is that the more vigorous your exercise program is, the less chance of develop ED.