Some underlying conditions may prevent you from getting a natural erection such as heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes may all cause erectile dysfunction. Physical issues like obesity, drinking too much alcohol and smoking may also contribute to erectile dysfunction. While depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems and other mental health concerns can also interfere with sexual feelings.
There is a strong connection between your heart health and your sexual health. The narrowing of the arteries can affect your sexual function and cause erectile dysfunction. The most obvious causes of erectile dysfunction are heart disease, smoking, and high blood pressure. Your sex life can be greatly improved by treating high blood pressure heart disease and quitting smoking.
HIGH CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. Reduced blood flow caused by high cholesterol has also been linked to poor sexual performance in men. Men with high cholesterol sometimes cannot get it up (maintain an erection), because they are not receiving enough blood flow down there. Furthermore, an excess of cholesterol can cause a complete blockage of the coronary artery, which can result in a heart attack.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Men with hypertension are most likely to experience erectile dysfunction and it can also interfere with ejaculation and reduce sexual desire. High blood pressure damages artery walls, causing them to harden and narrow by reducing blood flow to the manhood. If you live a healthy lifestyle, you can lower your blood pressure and therefore improve your erection without undergoing any other treatment.
TYPE 2 DIABETES
The body’s ability to regulate and use sugar (glucose) as fuel is impaired by diabetes. High blood sugar also damages the lining of your arteries. Consequently, high blood sugar contributes to higher bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol levels. The effects of high cholesterol on blood flow have long been believed to be responsible for male dysfunction, but are now also implicated in female dysfunction.
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