Approximately 30 million men in the United States suffer from erectile dysfunction. Even though age is the main reason for men having the inability to get an erection, there are a few surprising causes of ED.
Men working in environments that are prone to anxiety and depression are more likely to struggle with erectile dysfunction because erections require the nervous system to trigger them. If the system is depressed, it can lead to erectile dysfunction.
Men with diabetes are three times more likely to have erectile dysfunction because irregular blood sugar can damage nerves and blood vessels that allow blood flow in the penis.
Bad oral hygiene
Research shows that mean who suffer from periodontitis are 15 percent more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction. Periodontitis is often associated with oral inflammation, which decreases nitric acid production and blood flow.
You love adding salt to meals
High blood pressure and cholesterol are often associated with high-sodium intake, which restricts blood flow. Restricting blood flow to the penis causes erectile dysfunction.
Riding a bicycle
Riding a bicycle can desensitize and damage the nerves in the pelvic floor, which can make it difficult for men to get an erection. Scale back on the amount of miles on your bike each week and focus on other kinds of exercise if erectile dysfunction is a problem for you.
You’re trying to reverse going bald
Certain medications for hair loss, such as Propecia and Avodart, can cause erectile dysfunction because they reduce the amount of dihydrotestosterone in the blood.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatment in Sarasota, FL
Contact the urology office of Dr. Daniel Kaplon for information on treating erectile dysfunction.