Men above 40 years of age usually suffer from erectile dysfunction. But nowadays even population of young men suffer from erectile dysfunction. Today, people lead a stressful lifestyle. Lack of job security, odd working hours, long working hours in office, work pressure, deadlines all contribute to stress. Young people also have poor dietary habits. They consume junk food in large amount, they smoke, consume alcohol and even have drug addiction. All the factors are interrelated and are responsible for causing ED.
Men having ED may suffer from depression, frustration which severely affects their everyday life.
Smoking cigarettes is one of the major cause leading to development of ED.
Cigarettes consists of many chemicals, some of which can lead to development of ED. The some of the chemicals which are responsible for causing ED are acetone, arsenic and carbon monoxide. These chemicals directly harm the blood vessels carrying blood to the penile region.
An erection occurs when the arteries in the penile region dilate and more amount of blood enters the penile region after nerves respond to the sexual arousal signals from the brain.Male smokers have higher risk of suffering from erectile dysfunction as the chemicals present in cigarettes can cause narrowing of the arteries, which in turn can cause decrease in blood supply to the penile organ. This decrease in supply of blood to penile organ, makes the penile organ flaccid, thus man fails to achieve firm and strong erection and is not able to enjoy complete sexual satisfaction and sexual pleasure.
It is necessary to avoid all types of tobacco and nicotine to reduce your chances of erectile dysfunction. Sometimes passive smoking can also cause erectile dysfunction.
If a man stops smoking then his overall health improves as smoking affects all the tissues in the body including important organs like heart, brain and kidney. The degree of improvement depends on the person’s age, the severity of erectile dysfunction before quitting smoking and other major health problems from which the person is suffering.
Erectile dysfunction can be an awkward subject for some men to talk about in general. They do not like to talk about it either with their physician or with their partner. However, it is necessary to talk to either of them as erectile dysfunction can be a sign of other underlying disease or health problem.So you should never hide any information from your doctor as your complete medical history will help them to prescribe appropriate treatment.
With a lot of remedies in market today, ED is highly treatable problem.
The treatment includes medicines belonging to class of PDE-5 inhibitors like Vardenafil, penile implants or penile prosthesis, penile pumps, life style modifications like exercising, eating balanced diet, refraining from alcohol and smoking and surgery. Surgery is the last resort if any other treatment does not work out.