Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the most common health conditions that can affect a man, from any age between 20 and 100. The fact that young men can also experience ED may surprise you, but there are a number of contributing factors that can affect younger men – including stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, smoking, drinking, and certain medications.
Whether you are younger or older, erectile dysfunction is almost always a consequence of health issues and should therefore be taken seriously. ED can take not only a physical toll but an emotional toll as well, possibly affecting the romantic relationship with your partner. This is why successful treatment is so important.
How Can I Treat ED?
There are ways to treat erectile dysfunction by tackling the underlying cause of your condition. Your doctor will be able to determine the cause of your ED so you can get back to feeling like a man again.
Some of the holistic ways in which you can help reverse ED include the following:
Erectile dysfunction may be a side effect of poor circulation, and inactivity is one of the leading causes of poor circulation. Therefore, you may want to start incorporating exercise into your lifestyle – and no, you don’t need to go to the gym. Walking, cycling, and swimming are all excellent exercises that can get the blood flowing.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
If you are overweight, you may want to slim down. Men with a smaller waistline are much less likely to experience ED. Moreover, excess weight is linked to other chronic health conditions that can exacerbate erection issues.
Reduce Stress Levels
High levels of stress can also cause ED, and this is often the case for young men who experience this condition. If you have a lot on your mind and are very distracted, it could affect the firmness and sustainability of your erection.
One great way to alleviate stress is through exercise. Engage in exercise you enjoy, not necessarily exercise your friends enjoy – everyone’s body is different and responds well to different forms of exercise. Exercise will de-stress you as long as the exercise itself doesn’t cause stress.
Smoking is perhaps the biggest contributor to poor circulation and bad overall health. Smoking constricts your blood vessels and eventually damages them, which can affect proper flow of oxygenated blood throughout your body.
A healthy erection requires healthy blood flow. Therefore, men who quit smoking notice an improvement in their sexual function and performance.
Phoenix Urologist for Treating Erectile Dysfunction
Successfully treating erectile dysfunction requires getting to the heart of what could be causing it. A board-certified urologist has the specialized training and background needed to diagnose the condition and effectively treat it, and Dr. Desi Avila has years of experience treating men and reviving their sexual health.
Here at Ironwood Urology, Dr. Avila routinely helps male patients achieve firm and long-lasting erections through both nonsurgical and surgical approaches. Talk to Dr. Avila about your symptoms and your experience with ED, and he will get you on the road to excellent sexual health once again.
If you have any questions about our services or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Avila, contact Ironwood Urology today by calling us at (480) 961-2323 or complete our appointment request form online now. We look forward to serving you.