Hard Facts About Erectile Dysfunction

advice: wellness john gray

For men who are having issues with getting or keeping an erection, it might be difficult to resist the allure of Viagra or Cialis. What’s wrong with wanting to have a healthy sex life?

Nothing! However, if you take those drugs, it’s not so healthy. In fact, they can do irreparable harm to you. Luckily, you have natural options that won’t cause all the unwanted side effects.

If you want to enjoy your sex life without having to worry about going blind (yes, Viagra can cause that!), then the post below is for you.

ED is more common than people realize.

30 million Americans struggle with ED. Between 15 and 25 percent of men older than 65 experience ED regularly.

More and more researchers are recognizing the link between sexual health and chronic diseases, like diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. The more advanced these diseases are, the more at risk a man is of erectile dysfunction.

ED has a strong association with cardiovascular disease. Studies have found that ED may precede a patient's heart attack by five years.

The good news is that ED can be corrected, and oftentimes, reversed.

Several studies have shown that changing your diet, exercise levels, or other health habits have been shown to improve the symptoms of ED in men.




A study of almost 300 racially diverse men showed that physical activity was linked to improved sexual function and erectile dysfunction symptoms. More studies have revealed that men were able to improve ED symptoms after regular exercise.




Too much stress can slow the production of hormones — especially testosterone — and impede the blood flow to the penis. Devote 30 minutes each day to doing an activity you love.




An extensive study showed that men with ED who were able to quit smoking cigarettes were able to improve their ED symptoms after one year compared to the men who continued their tobacco habit.




A study found that men who chose a more Mediterranean diet and ate more vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and olive oil improved their vascular health and reduced the prevalence of ED.




A massive study surveyed over 30,000 men between the ages of 53 and 90 years old and found that men who became obese had a 40 percent increased risk of developing ED than those who didn’t become obese.

Too many doctors are quick to treat ED with drugs while ignoring the underlying problems. Many times, the pills aren't even that helpful.

According to research, Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra have less than a 50 percent refill rate — despite the happy guys that you see on the television commercials. And for those that continue taking them, these erectile-enhancing drugs impact your whole body and can produce dangerous side effects outside of the much-talked-about four-hour erection.

So, if things in the bedroom aren't quite what they used to be, first see your doctor to rule out other underlying health concerns. Then, even if your doctor hands you a prescription for those little blue pills, I recommend that you try out more natural options first.


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