Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is extremely common and has been said that it may affect up to 1 in 5 Irish Men. ED is commonly defined as the inability to obtain or maintain an erection hard enough for sex.
So why does this happen? ED happens when enough blood does not flow to the penis and an erection cannot be either achieved or maintained. There are many health factors that can contribute to this, most commonly ED is linked to smoking, cardiovascular health and reduced physical exercise. Psychological factors such as stress and anxiety can also contribute, or be causative, of ED.
So other than the use of Viagra Connect how can you treat ED?
Lifestyle changes can have a huge impact on ED, leading a healthier life can help to reduce factors that contribute to ED. Some things you can do to help include:
- Exercising regularly
- Quitting Smoking
- Losing Weight
- Reducing Stress
While ED is extremely common it can be an early indication of more serious health conditions often linked to heart health. These include cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is important to talk to your Pharmacists or GP about any of these concerns and they can advise you on lifestyle changes that may help reduce your risks of these diseases.