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If you’re soft at heart, you’re a keeper but if you are soft down there, then there is a very good chance that you’re in trouble. Getting an erection is the very first step of a good sex session because as the laws of nature have it, no erection equals to no sex.
Since the dawn of time, erectile dysfunction is something that is looked down upon and therefore, men are not open about it. However, statistics show that over 50% men aged 40-70 experience ED at some point in their lives.
The triggers for ED can be psychological or physical. Psychological factors like stress, anxiety, depression, nervousness and physical factors like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, etc can cause erectile dysfunction.
Sometimes, younger men suffer from performance anxiety which leads to ED. However, it is temporary and with time and emotional support, things get back to normal.
ED can come in the way of a good and healthy sex life but like every other problem, this one has a solution as well. Listed below are some lifestyle changes which can help you overcome erectile dysfunction:
Regular exercise: Exercising helps gain stamina and build muscle mass. Research has shown that indulging in moderate physical activity for at least 75 hours every week can help increase testosterone levels and help restore sexual performance.
Eating healthy: You’re what you eat. Having a healthy, nutritious and balanced diet can help can help you stay healthy which will overall reduce the likelihood of erectile dysfunction.
Pelvic muscle exercises: Exercises like Kegels, pilates, and yoga can help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles which play a huge role in achieving an erection and lasting longer in bed.
Quit smoking: Smoking has been linked to erectile dysfunction as it adversely affects the flow of blood to the various parts of the body including the penis. Due to restricted blood flow, it is difficult for a man to achieve an erection.
Indulge in good foreplay: Good and intimate foreplay always helps in achieving a good erection. Talk to your partner about your condition and work out foreplay methods to maintain a good erection.
Stay away from stress: Stress can take over your body and mind which results in an inability to get erect in bed. Therefore, it is ideal to figure out your stress triggers and tackle them, one at a time.
Get enough sleep: If your body is tired, it is inevitable to end up with a flaccid penis. therefore, it is recommended that you at least get 7 hours of sleep every night and with time, ED will no longer be a problem.
Talk to an expert: If nothing seems to work, it is best to get yourself checked by a sexologist/urologist. They can help figure out the exact reasons for ED and provide treatment and medications accordingly.
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