According to the latest data of the Brazilian Society of Urology (SBU), through a study, 44% of the men have erectile dysfunction. The disease can be defined as the inability to maintain a hard erection which enables a satisfactory penetration and intercourse for both involved. Furthermore, it was discovered that 56% of the men who suffer from the problem stated hypertensive, 19% diabetic, 13% have high cholesterol and 12% of them are heart patient.
According to experts in erectile dysfunction, there is no single cause, much less a standard treatment for the problem. The efficient solution is to analyze the background and calm the patient’s problem, because the disease affects people of various ages and conditions. However, there are scientifically proven causes of erectile dysfunction. Know them and know how to avoid the problem.
1. Sleep well
According to a study of UNIFESP, patients suffering from impotence woke more during the night and had fragmented sleep, unable to reach the deep sleep state. In addition, lack of sleep increases the chances of cardiovascular problems and diabetes, promotes weight gain, factors that contribute to impotence. Another associated problem is the self-medication remedies for impotence, which can negatively affect sleep.
A study of the Royal College of London confirms that smoking increases the risk of impotence. Men who smoke are at 40% higher risk of suffering from erectile dysfunction. And the greater the number of cigarettes smoked, the greater the chance of having problems in sexual performance. Even those who smoke less than 10 cigarettes per day have a chance to suffer which increased by 24%. This is because the cigarette has substances that clog the microcirculation, which also affects the penis and erection. A study of UNIFESP also found that among users of alcohol, cocaine, crack and ecstasy, 47% have premature ejaculation, decreased libido and impotence. The problem is also related to vascular changes caused by prolonged use of these substances. In addition, drugs such as antidepressants and for alopecia can affect erection.
Many young people, who do not know the origin of their erection problem, may have suffered a trauma in the penis region. Many men suffer with erectile dysfunction, had taken a bite of a partner in the penis. In these cases, in general, do surgery. Trauma is also often caused during sports. If you have suffered an accident, no matter how small, is worth an evaluation with an urologist or specialist physician.
A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine warns that cyclists, particularly men, should take care of the bicycle seats they choose, giving preference to those who did not have a pronounced tip. Many previous studies have shown that cyclists were more likely to have impotence because of pressure caused by the bike seat on the perineum.
The penile arteries are very sensitive to vascular changes caused by diabetes. About half of diabetic patients have erection problems. And these patients can not be treated with the most known drugs like Viagra because they have no effect. But there are other forms of treatment. Simply find a specialized professional help as soon as possible.
A survey conducted by the School of Public Health Harvard showed that obesity and a sedentary lifestyle increase the chances of erectile dysfunction. The study also noted that obese people suffer more from impotence. Obesity has weakened their circulatory system. Moreover, hypertension and high cholesterol are also related to the problem of erection. Waist circumference is not a direct cause of erectile dysfunction, but obesity can cause some real sexual problems.