Following healthy habits and making lifestyle changes can not only improve erectile functions but also overall health. Here are 4 natural ways to improve erectile dysfunction.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
It is very important to maintain a healthy weight for optimal blood circulation, cardiovascular health, and sexual performance. Obesity and erectile dysfunction are closely linked, as men who are overweight or obese more likely to experience some sexual performance issues.
While obesity isn’t a direct cause of ED, it’s also closely associated with hypertension, diabetes, and other health issues that can increase your risk of developing erectile dysfunction. These are also factors that can affect blood circulation, stopping blood from properly flowing to your penis.
There are also other sex-related issues related to obesity, such as the risk of developing lower testosterone levels than average. All of these make it important to maintain a healthy weight if you’re concerned about blood flow and overall sexual performance.
Start a Regular Exercise Routine
Exercising is one of the most effective ways to improve your cardiovascular health and increase blood circulation, including the tissue in your penis responsible for helping you get and keep an erection during sex.
Regular exercise can cause a reduction in your blood pressure levels, promoting healthy blood flow and improving your general health. This makes it important to exercise regularly even if you aren’t specifically concerned about your sexual performance.
Reduce Nicotine Consumption
Nicotine, regardless of how you take, it will have multiple adverse effects on your body. This means that your heart will start to beat faster, your blood pressure will start to rise and the arteries that control blood flow throughout your body will start to constrict. Likewise, alcohol when taken in large amounts can restrict blood to the penis.
Limit Your Exposure to Sources of Stress
When you start to feel stressed, your body activates its sympathetic nervous system, resulting in, among other things, constriction of blood vessels and increases in the production of stress hormones like epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol. This leads to higher blood pressure levels and a reduction in blood flow throughout your body. In fact, stress is one of the most common psychological causes of ED.
While some stress is unavoidable, reducing your average stress level can be a simple, effective way to promote healthy blood flow to your penis and improve your sexual performance.