If you are living and breathing right now, stop whatever you are doing and thank an erection! Without erection, new life cannot be bought into this world, which threatens capitalism and that is not all acceptable. However, it has been noticed that men these days coast on health autopilot until something they really treasure takes a hit. And for majority of men, it’s their penis.
Many men are aware of the fact that their lifestyle is harming their body, but they would only start taking it seriously once their sex life gets affected.
Fortunately, the fate of your penis solely rests in your hands (no pun intended). Keep in mind the below mentioned tips to protect your penis.
Have a neat medicine cabinet
Certain type of antidepressants, blood pressure medicine, narcotic pain relievers and antihistamines can negatively impact your erection.
Even the medicine that you get over the counter can affect your erection. One of the most common culprits are your allergy and cold medication. The mechanism used in the case of erection is opposite to that of an adrenaline rush. Many cold and sinus relief medicines function very similar to epinephrine – the adrenaline hormone – diminishing any chance of arousal. So, if any of your prescriptions are affecting your sex life, talk to your doctor and get it substituted.
Tuck that gut in
Putting additional pressure on your belt can expose your penis to risk. Men who have waist circumference of 39 inches or greater are more than twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction when compared with those with waists below 35 inches.
A high waist circumference means high level of visceral fat. And visceral fat is associated with lower testosterone and inflammation, both factors that can hurt your penis.
Kick that cigarette butt
We all know that smoking is injurious to health, but most people are unaware of the fact that there is a direct connection between cigarette smoking and ED.
Smoking affects the lining of your blood vessels, which damages the smooth muscle in your penis and stops blood from flowing in.
Research states that, men who smoke are 51 percent more likely to suffer from ED than men who have never touched cigarettes.
Make time for personal life
Work-related stress can majorly affect your sex life. It has been observed that majority of men in their 40s and 50s are highly successful but in high stress jobs, and lot of them suffer from ED.
Men with high demanding jobs find it difficult to leave on time, which means that they are in a state of anxiety for most of the day – stopping them from being able to reach their ultimate potential in the bedroom.
Plus, being a workaholic keeps you away from adequate sleep and exercise – two big factors that lead to ED.